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Calla Lily Tea Canister Using Modena Soft air dry clay


Air Dry Clay, Craft Tutorials, Modena Soft

ACTÍVA Products

air dry clay flowers lily project

Materials needed:

materials to make an air dry clay lily
Modena Soft air dry clay
Small cup of water
Wooden skewer or needle tool
Wax paper
Square tin canister (recycled)
White spray paint (I bought this at the dollar store)
E6000 glue
Disposable gloves
Green and yellow acrylic paint
Paint brush
Clear acrylic spray
Rolling pin (optional)


In a well ventilated area, spray the tin canister with white spray paint.

This may take several coats. Let dry. Put a piece of wax paper down.
To prepare the clay, pinch off five pieces of clay the size of grapes. Set

three of these aside.

mixing color into air drying clay

With plastic gloves on, put a few drops of yellow acrylic paint onto one of

the pieces of clay with a Q-tip. Knead the paint into the clay. Roll the yellow

clay into a thin coil. Cut three pieces 1 ½ “ long and roll the end of each into

a spear like shape.

how to sculpt self hardening clay

Take the needle tool or the end of a paint brush to make texture on the stamen.

Set aside and change or wash gloves.

making clay leaves for flower tutorial

Take another piece of clay and knead in the green acrylic paint. Roll out a coil

and cut in three pieces. Flatten and shape these into three leaves by making

the ends narrower. Set this aside.

how to shape an air dry clay lily

Roll the remaining three pieces of clay into three balls. Take the ball of clay

and flatten it in the palm of your hand and begin shaping it into a petal.

how to assemble the clay lily tutorial

Slightly moisten the yellow stamen and place it in the center of the white petal

and roll it up.

ACTIVA modena soft clay lily air dry clay project

Make three of these lilies and arrange them in a trio. You may need to pinch

off the stem of the lily as you thin it out. Use a little water to adhere them together.

Modena soft clay flowers

Add three green leaves to your lily

air dry clay project to make flowers

finished clay flowers to attach to cannister

Set aside and let dry.

glue clay flowers to canister

Using E6000 glue, glue the lily onto the side of the tin canister. Make sure to

lay the canister on its side to make sure the lily doesn’t slide off. Let dry. Spray

the lily with clear acrylic spray to seal the clay. Try to spray only the lily. Let dry.

Fill your tea canister with tea bags to use to relax and watch the flowers bloom!

Happy Easter!!

air dry clay lily to decorate tea canister tutorial

Artwork and photography by Karen Lowrey

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