Air Dry Clay Sacred Hearts Magnet Set

Project by Marisa Pawelko.

This eye catching trio of sacred heart magnets brings a touch of festive Mexican folk art to your refrigerator door!

Air Dry Clay Sacred Heart Magnets Set - make these sacred heart magnets with air dry clay.  Such a fun project!

Supplies Needed

 Instructions

Begin by printing out the Sacred Heart Magnet Set Template.

Print the Sacred Heart Magnet Set Template to begin your air dry clay project.

Cut out the various shapes with scissors.  

Cut out the various shapes with scissors.

Open up a package of Hearty Clay Super Lightweight Modeling Clay.  Hearty Clay Super Lightweight Modeling Clay is perfect for making air dry clay magnets.

To create the sacred heart flame, form a little ball of clay.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Indent the center of the ball and pour in a little paint.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Knead the clay until the color is evenly distributed. Add additional paint until the desired color is achieved.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

With the rolling pin, roll out the clay into a ¼” thick slab.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Place the flame template on the slab.  

Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Trim the excess clay with the knife.  The easiest way to do this is to start in the corners and cut outwards.

Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Smooth out the edges of the flame shape with your fingers.  Then, add some texture to the inside of the flame with the knife as shown.  

Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Repeat these steps to create the wings.  

Making air dry clay Sacred Heart Magnets with Hearty Clay is fun.

Cut out one wing then flip the template over to create the second wing.  Making Sacred Heart magnets with air dry clay is fun.

Color some clay with brown paint for the cross and thorns.  Making Sacred Heart magnets with Hearty Clay air dry clay is fun.

Trim away the excess as you did with the other shapes, starting in the corners and cutting outward.  Making Sacred Heart magnets with air dry clay is fun.

Smooth out the edges and add a little detail to the cross as shown.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

To create the thorns, roll out three thin pieces of the brown clay.  Join the three pieces at the top and form them into a braid.  

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Next use the knife to make indentations into the braid.  Making Sacred Heart magnets with air dry clay is fun.

Create little conical thorns and stick them onto the braid. Trim this piece so it is slightly longer than the width of the heart.  

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Now you are ready to make some red clay for the hearts.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Continue the same process until you have made three hearts.  Making air dry clay Sacred Heart magnets is fun.

Once you have all of your pieces cut, it's time for assembly!  Layer the wings, flame and cross behind the hearts and carefully smoosh them together on the back to secure them in place. Wrap the thorns around the front of the cross heart and secure the ends in place on the back. Making Sacred Heart magnets with air dry clay is fun!

Set the pieces to dry on top of a piece of Activ-Wire Mesh. This will help with air flow so the pieces dry quickly and evenly.  

Activ Wire Mesh allows the air dry clay to dry more quickly.

Now it’s time to take these hearts to the next level with some additional embellishment!  Carefully apply a thin layer of glue to the hearts with your paintbrush. Then sprinkle on some red glitter and set aside to dry.  

Learn how to make air dry clay sacred heart magnets.

Next apply some white pearlized paint to the wings with a light dusting of iridescent glitter on top.  

Make air dry clay sacred heart magnets.

Accent the cross and thorns with some metallic bronze colored paint.  

Make a sacred heart magnet set with air dry clay!

Accent the flame with some bright gold paint and gold glitter.  

Learn how to make a sacred heart magnet set with air dry clay.

Once dry use a hot glue gun to adhere magnets to the back of each heart.  

Learn to make a sacred heart magnet set with air dry clay.

Now you are ready to adorn your refrigerator in classic Mexican style!  

Learn to make a sacred heart magnet set with air dry clay.

 

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Very cool! I really like how you can just add paint into the clay.

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