Potato Putty Celtic Journal
Celebrate St. Paddy’s day with this special Potato Putty Celtic Journal filled with momentos and stories about Ireland. This craft is one that is fun to make and will also become a beloved keepsake for years to come.
Trivia: Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17 fh. It is named after Saint Patrick, the best known of the patron saints of Ireland.
POTATO PUTTY RECIPE
Dissolve 1/2 cup dried potato flakes in 1/2 cup warm water
add and mix:
1/4 cup white glue
1 tablespoon green acrylic paint
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
Mix potato putty clay recipe in bowl. Roll clay between two sheets of wax paper to about 1/8” thick. Place square pattern over clay. Cut square from clay using a small plastic knife. Place clay on a piece of cardboard to sculpt. Place remaining clay in small baggie.
Click on printables and print celtic pattern and place over clay square. Draw over pattern lines pressing the pattern impression onto clay surface. Remove pattern. Use stylus or paintbrush handle and a pencil eraser to press celtic pattern background down, leaving raised celtic design. Let dry. Brush green chalk dust over embossed design when dry. Lightly sand over embossed surface with sandpaper. Brush away dust with dry paintbrush.
To make construction paper look like leather, wad construction paper into a ball. Open wrinkled paper and scuff the paper surface with sandpaper. Rub chalk over wrinkled surface. Pour about 1-2 teaspoons glue on cover. Brush glue over entire surface of journal cover. Let dry.
Glue green construction paper on cover. Trim edges. Glue celtic design square on cover.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
Click on a pattern to open it in a new window
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The putty was VERY hard to work with. Not really a kids craft.