Today I’ll be sharing with you my latest eraser making experiment. The last poll showed that most of you were interested in craft DIY kits, so I ordered a handy-dandy kit from J-List. You can buy them there using my affiliate link.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know I used a similar kit a couple of years ago. You can see my previous post here. This time however, the erasers have a nice and gentle fragrance.
I can’t read kanji to save my life. Thankfully, the instruction booklet contains enough illustrations that I was able to figure this out.
In addition to the kit you will need some water, a microwave oven, and imagination!
1. Organize your materials. Having an organized and clean working surface will make any project easier.
2. Decide how you are going to user your colors and what materials need to be mixed. Once you are ready, mix any colors that need mixing and soften your clay. You can go conventional or wild here. Your imagination is the limit.
3. Spray or wipe some water onto the plastic molds before putting any clay on them. This should make the clay easier to remove.
4. Use the plastic molds to shape the clay and join different colors. Make sure that there is enough clay spilling out for the top be shaped correctly.
4. Press the top of the mold over the clay. Press firmly. Some of the clay should be spilling out the sides.
5. Open the mold and use a toothpick to clean around the ages. Remove the clay and fix any more uneven edges.
6. Fill the cup with water until the metered line and drop the erasers in there. Make sure you’ve removed the paper ring (label) and the plastic top.
7. Cook in the microwave over for 5 minutes Once its done give some time for the water to cool.
8. Pick out the erasers carefully, they might still be hot!
9. Enjoy your beautiful and fragrant erasers! I used some of the left over colors from the previous kit and was able to make several delicious looking treats.