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This isn’t pottery is it? I didn’t know what section to put our clay lemons into!

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Shared by Jane Jones | Question date:  May 4, 2023 | Member since:  Jan 26, 2023

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This isn’t pottery is it? I didn’t know what section to put our clay lemons in to. But hey, I just wanted to show off a little success me and my kids had recently. We love having fruit in bowls to brighten up our kitchen. There is something about that look, that we really love. It’s bright and colourful and somehow healthy for the eyes.

But we often struggle to get through ten lemons before they go off and it feels like such a shame and a waste. So my oldest daughter (Lizzie, 12) suggested we try and make some. She is very artistic and always creating little masterpieces all over the place. A future interior designer I think. Well she is more than welcome to start with our little house.

She makes wonderful decorations for parties and has even started on the sewing machine making scatter cushions. I’m excited to see what she comes up with next.

So we thought we would try and make some clay lemons to start with and see what happened. It was just supposed to be a fun little project, and we all think they turned out really well. We just bought a few of those large air dry modelling blocks. I can’t remember the brand name. But the ones that are always in every art shop. Then we thought it would be better to have more clay lemons, so we should save some clay buy not making them entirely solid and put something in the centre. So we rolled up some tin foil into balls. And we use it for the centre of everything.

So the centre of each lemon is actually a scrunched up thick tin foil ball. But the clay is still pretty thick around the ball. So then we did our best to try and make some lemon shapes. Lizzie did an amazing job here. But we all helped.

Once we had let all the lemon shapes dry for a few days, my other daughter (Molly, 2), did an amazing job at helping to paint them yellow. So we did a few coats of the yellow paint. But after they dried we all felt they needed something to lift them a bit.

So a friend of ours actually suggested car lacquer spray. So we tried a load of coats of that and actually a lot of polishing after that. And we think we have quite an exciting result. Not too difficult of a project. Although quite a lot of waiting around. But the results are quite fun and really brighten the kitchen up and make it look fresh and fun.

We might try some limes and oranges for the conservatory next. Then we can mix and match the three colours into different bowls.

Anyway just wanted to share for Molly and Lizzie, well done girls xxx
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Shared by Jane Jones
Question date:  May 4, 2023
Member since:  Jan 26, 2023
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