Amelie loves popping foods into her toy cooker and ‘baking’ them, so I thought I’d make her some biscuits from air dry clay. These cute little yummies turned out really well (apart from the Oreo… that one was a bit dodgy) and I think they were my favourite thing I’ve made for her so far! Except that I wanted to eat biscuits the entire time I was making them. Read on to learn how to make your own.
You will need
- Air dry clay (I use DAS)
- Rolling pin
- Acrylic paint
- Cookie cutter
- Fine sandpaper
- Varnish (I use Triple Thick)
1) Pick some images of your favourite biscuits to copy. Roll out the clay to the thickness of each biscuit. I prefer to do this on a taped down piece of cling film – this makes it easy to remove the clay from the board without having to peel/bend it. For the round biscuits use a cookie cutter or small jar lid to cut your shapes. For sandwich biscuits, make the two outer pieces but hold on the filling for now. Square biscuits can be cut easily with a knife. The edges don’t need to be too smooth at this stage.
2) For text, patterns and holes, take a toothpick and carefully score into your biscuit.
3) leave the clay to dry, then sandpaper the biscuits to create a smooth finish. You can also go over any markings with a toothpick again to create a smoother finish.
4) fun bit! To make the filling for your biscuits, take balls of fresh clay, squash a little and then press between the two dry pieces. This works especially well on the jammy dodger as it puffs out a bit in the hole. Just like in real life… yuuuuum. Once its squashed to the right size, take it out and, once dry, glue back in place.
5) paint your biscuits, leave to dry and then apply a coat of varnish to the ones that need shine.
6) Go and buy/eat a packet of jammy dodgers. Optional. I had a serious craving by this stage.
p.s. If you like this clay post why not try the following – click on the image to take you to the tutorial.