I've wanted a ceramic wall hanging for above the bassinet but didn't have the budget for the ones I loved. So inspired by some of the Clay DIY's around the web (see here and here), I decided to give it a try. I enlisted Theo to help do "craps" (his pronunciation of "crafts" and I have no intention of correcting him anytime soon). I'm happy with how it turned out. if you want to try your hand at it, instructions below...
3 packages of Bake Clay (about $3 each)
Small Dowel (optional)
Roll out the Clay in between two parchment sheets to about 1/4" thickness. To be extra safe with your baking supplies, wrap the rolling pin in parchment paper as well. I found the Clay difficult to roll out and it was too hard for Theo to really help. He could help cut the clay into circles though. Cut into your desired shapes. I decided on a mix of circles, semi-circles and partial crescent shapes sort of inspired by Moon phases without being exact about it.
Using a skewer add holes to the top of each peice. If I was to do it again I would add holes to the bottom as well as I found it difficult to make the wall hanging lay flat.
Lay all your pieces on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake according to the Clay instructions (approximately 15 mins).
Let cool, then string up in a line. I added a wooden dowel at the top for texture and another material. You could use a small copper pipe or just attach with string.
That's it! Not too tricky at all even with a toddler "helping". What would you make with clay?