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soccer ball light

The soccer phenom in your family will love adding this light to his/her room! Using an inexpensive glass globe found at home improvement stores, you can tailor the clay design to basketball, baseball, or other sports!

Materials

  • White glass globe, 6”
  • Polyform Sculpey III Clay: Granny Smith, Black
  • Cardstock
  • Battery-operated tea light candle

TOOLS

  • Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
  • Acrylic brayer (or clay-dedicated rolling pin)
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • ruler

Directions

Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.

  1. 1
    On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
  2. 2
    Use acrylic brayer or rolling pin to roll Granny Smith clay to 1/16” thickness. Use promo credit card to cut 1”-wide strip long enough to fit around base of glass globe. Cut small “slits” for grass along edge of strip. Wrap grass around base of globe, smoothing edges.
  3. 3
    Access pattern by selecting the info button near the main image, then select the pattern icon. Download and print pattern onto cardstock. Roll Black clay to 1/16” thickness. Use cardstock pattern to trace and cut 11 pentagons from clay.
  4. 4
    Press black pentagons on globe, about 1/4” apart, like soccer ball pattern. See photo. Line up points on pentagons.
  5. 5
    Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake glass globe on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.
  6. 6
    Adhere black pentagons on globe by peeling back corner and applying glue. Let dry.
  7. 7
    Insert battery-operated tea light in globe.

by Sandy Rollinger
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