Soccer Ball Light

Materials

  • White glass globe, 6”
  • Polyform Sculpey III Clay: Granny Smith, Black
  • Cardstock
  • Battery-operated tea light candle

Tools

  • Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
  • Acrylic brayer (or clay-dedicated rolling pin)
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

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Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.

STEP 2

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

STEP 3

  • Use acrylic brayer or rolling pin to roll Granny Smith clay to 1/16” thickness. Use promo credit card to cut 1”-wide strip long enough to fit around base of glass globe. Cut small “slits” for grass along edge of strip. Wrap grass around base of globe, smoothing edges.

STEP 4

  • Print out pattern onto cardstock. Roll Black clay to 1/16” thickness. Use cardstock pattern to trace and cut 11 pentagons from clay.

STEP 5

  • Press black pentagons on globe, about 1/4” apart, like soccer ball pattern. See photo. Line up points on pentagons.

STEP 6

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

STEP 7

  • Adhere black pentagons on globe by peeling back corner and applying glue. Let dry.

STEP 8

  • Insert battery-operated tea light in globe.

Tip

  • 1. Add a mini-strand of white holiday lights for a brighter desk light to use when doing homework or reading!
by Sandy Rollinger

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3843/7f20bd6a-312a-490d-8798-1419ab2f3f47.pdf



Soccer Ball Light
Soccer Ball Light