How to create a smart phone holder

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How to create a smart phone holder

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Get the kids involved in Father’s Day this year with our monster arts and crafts project. Let their imagination run wild, creating a holder for Dad to rest his smart phone in when charging.

Tools and materials

Acrylic paint

Air dry clay

Felt tip pen

Paint brushes

Pencil or pen

Bowl of water for your hands

Tools and materials

1. Prepare the clay

Start by kneading the clay, either through the plastic or straight on the table (it will wash off). This will help soften it up and make it easier to work with. Once finished kneading, form a ball and separate into two pieces – one for the head and one for the body. If the clay is drying out, add some water.

How to create a smart phone holder

2. Shape the clay

Flatten out one piece of clay and pinch out the sides to form the bottom of the mouth. Start to form the head of the monster with the second piece of clay, rolling it out flat and then placing it on top of the first piece to create a top. You may need some extra clay to support it from the inside, sides and top.

How to create a smart phone holder

3. Smooth out the shape

Dip your fingers into the bowl of water and start smoothing out the joins between your two pieces of clay. At this point, make sure the bottom of the head is longer than the top!

How to create a smart phone holder

4. Add a charging cable hole

Use the pen or pencil to poke a hole in the back of the clay where the charging cable will come through. Make sure to create a bigger hole than what you’ll need as the clay will shrink and the hole will be smaller when dried.

How to create a smart phone holder

5. Decorate your monster

Now’s the time to add some personality to your monster! Add a tongue, spikes, teeth or eyeballs using extra clay. When attaching these elements, use a little water on the edge of each piece to help the clay stick. Don’t forget to smooth each join down! Once you’ve finished creating the monster, leave to dry for 24–48 hours.

How to create a smart phone holder

6. Add some colour

Paint your monster with the acrylic paints – don’t forget to get creative! You might need to do more than one coat. Let the paint dry before wrapping it up for Dad.

How to create a smart phone holder

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