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Day 168 - Rad Dad!

Day 168 - Rad Dad!

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Day 168 - Hey! Can you believe it's June? I just looked up at my calendar. I have lost a month. When did May roll out and June roll in?  Maybe it's the cloudy weather here in California or the fact that life never seems to offer downtime, but I just realized it's June and this weekend is Father's Day!

Well, shoot! Let's make dear old dad feel special by making him something extra special today. My dad always use to, and still does, carry around a little keychain full of coins. When he would empty out his pockets at the end of the day, he would open the keychain and give me quarter. He would tell me to save it for a rainy day. He always said some day I might need that quarter. Yep, wise words Dad.

Today's project is inspired by that keychain memory. Let's create an extra special keychain for the any dad in your life. Here is what you will need:

Step 1: Sketch out the keyring design. 

Step 2: Pick your clay colors and place the cutting board on a solid work surface. Pick the base color for the design and roll into a ball. Flatten the clay ball with the rolling pin until approximately 1/3 inch thick. 

Step 3: Add other colors to create your design. You will be rolling the clay to 1/4 inch thickness so any design you do will be pressed and bleed into the base. Remember to leave room for the split ring hole. Once the design is complete, roll to 1/4 inch thickness and use your round shape cutter to cut the circle around the design. If you want add text to the keyring, use stamps to create the text at this point of the process.

Step 4: Use the straw to add a hole for the split ring. Bake according to the clay's manufacturers directions. Slip the split ring into the hole on the keyring.

Step 5: Proudly present the custom rad keyring to dad.

Well, I need to get back to sketching up some more designs for the dads in my life. Take care of dad this weekend and see you tomorrow kids!



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