Faux Button Frame

Materials

  • Recycled cereal box, 4”x6” scrap
  • Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay, in colors of choice
  • Recycled AA battery
  • Magnets, four
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or wooden dowel
  • Oven
  • Toothpick

Directions

STEP 1

  • On clean work surface, remove clay from package. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.

STEP 2

  • Roll 1/4” clay balls from colors of choice. Mix balls together, creating marbleized look.

STEP 3

  • For each “button,” roll 1/4” marbleized ball. Use AA battery to make button shape in center of ball. Flatten slightly. Use toothpick to poke four holes in center of buttons.

STEP 4

  • Position buttons on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake buttons in oven. Let cool completely.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut 4”x6” rectangle from recycled cereal box. Make copy of photo. Glue photo on rectangle.

STEP 6

  • Glue buttons around photo on rectangle. Let dry. Glue magnets on back of rectangle.

Note

  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
by Karen Prince
Faux Button Frame
Faux Button Frame