Our girls are very proud of their New Zealand heritage. They tell anyone and everyone that they are part Kiwi. When Alli announced her Kids Crafts from around the World series, I knew immediately that we would make something New Zealand inspired. The koru is one of New Zealand’s iconic images in my mind and the girls jumped at the chance to make Kids’ Clay Koru Necklaces.
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We started by breaking the clay into pieces. It’s easy with Sculpey because it’s already divided up for you.
The girls took their pieces and rolled them out into long, skinny lines.
When they were all rolled out, we shaped them into korus.
When our shapes were ready, I carefully transferred each one onto our baking sheet.
Since these were becoming necklaces, I poked a hole into the top of each koru.
We baked our clay for 15 minutes at 275* F.
When the clay had cooled down, I created the necklace. Madeline was able to help me, but the other girls were a bit young for this part. We put jump rings through the holes in the korus, attached them to the chain, and closed the necklaces off with the clasps.
All of us love how the Kids’ Clay Koru Necklaces turned out. Each girl knew exactly which one was theirs and they’ve been so proud to wear a necklace representing New Zealand that they made themselves.