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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Clay Bead Necklace

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Clay Bead Necklace

The new movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is going to be released tomorrow. So far I’ve made cupcake toppers, a party mask and a story board – what else could I possibly have up my sleeve? Well, I went to the craft store the other day and stopped in the clay aisle. I was instantly inspired by the colors that I saw. What else could I make but a Lorax clay bead necklace? I had a great time creating these beads, and I didn’t use anything but my fingers. Clay is safe for older children to use as well. How did I made this Lorax bead necklace? Continue through the jump to find out!

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Clay Beads

These beads are SO fun and easy to make. Older children will love to get involved – but make sure an adult does all the baking! Check out my tutorial in this slideshow.

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  • Supplies 1 of 10
    Supplies
    All I needed was FIMO clay in tangerine and yellow, as well as a paperclip. Use whatever you like to string the beads on - I used Darice leather cord.
  • Roll the Beads 2 of 10
    Roll the Beads
    I made beads by rolling the clay in my hands - I didn't do anything special. Roxie (my pug) had to check out the beads as I was rolling them.
  • Add Holes 3 of 10
    Add Holes
    Push the paperclip through the middle of each bead to make a hole. Again, Roxie had to check out what I was doing.
  • Shape the Beads 4 of 10
    Shape the Beads
    I used my fingers to create a smaller point at the top of the head. The great thing about clay is that you can start over if you mess up.
  • Add Hair 5 of 10
    Add Hair
    I used the yellow clay to add eyebrows and a mustache to each bead. Are they perfect? No. But I wasn't going for perfect. I adjusted their location using the paperclip.
  • Add Mustache Ridges 6 of 10
    Add Mustache Ridges
    Use the side of the paperclip to push ridges into the mustaches of the Lorax beads.
  • Make Eyes 7 of 10
    Make Eyes
    Use the paperclip to add eyes between the mustache and eyebrows.
  • Bake the Clay 8 of 10
    Bake the Clay
    It takes 30 minutes at 250. READ your instructions on your clay carefully so that you don't over bake.
  • String the Beads 9 of 10
    String the Beads
    Add the leather cord through the holes, and tie knots on each side to secure the beads.
  • Finished Necklace 10 of 10
    Finished Necklace
    Look how cute the beads are! I love this necklace.

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More on The New Home Ec:
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Party Mask
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Truffula Tree Cupcake Toppers
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Felt Story Board

Disclosure: A big thanks to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

 

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