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I’ve been having fun with the silicone molds I ordered – I needed some cute magnets for my fridge so I’ve got some fun tropical clay flower and pineapple magnets today!
Tropical Clay Magnets
When putting the clay in the mold, I started with the smaller details – the pineapple I put the leaves in first and then the body. The flowers of course I put in the stamen in first and then the body of the flower. To make sure the detailing of the mold is impressed into the clay, press the clay in very firmly and slightly overfill the mold. If you turn the mold over you’ll see that the mold is bulging, press the mold back to its original size and flatten and smooth out the backside of the clay.
Bake the clay in the molds at 275F – I baked mine for 45 minutes, but you might not need to cook it that long, I often need to cook things longer than called for in my oven.
When the clay is completely cool, add a small bead of E6000 to the back of the clay shape and apply the magnet. Let the glue dry for 24 hours and carefully plop them onto your fridge!
You can be more precise than I was in placing the clay in the molds, but I think the pineapple and flower look nice without the precision…the watermelon on the other hand wasn’t worth showing you, it needed to be a little more exact!
Even though I made these for the “house” Little Man sure loves them, he gets very excited about fun touches around the house!
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