by Joann Pearson
of Michael’s Arts & Craft Store
could be more patriotic than “Old Glory” - the nickname
for the American Flag. The name was coined by Captain Stephen Driver,
in 1831. As he was leaving on one of his many voyages some friends
presented him with a flag of twenty four stars. As the banner opened
to the ocean breeze for the first time, he exclaimed “Old
Glory!” After returning home he cherished the flag. Many tried
to destroy it during the Civil War, but Captain Driver protected
You will need:
- 2oz. Each oven bake clay - red, white,
- Sculpting tools
1. Knead half of the
red clay until soft and smooth. Roll out to 1/4” thickness.
Shape into a rectangle approximately 1-1/2” x 4”
2. Knead a quarter of the blue clay until soft and smooth.
Roll out to 1/4” thickness. Cut a rectangle from blue
clay approximately 1-1/4” x 1”. Place in upper
left corner of red rectangle. Gently press to seal to red
3. Knead a quarter of the white clay until soft and smooth.
Roll out to 1/4” thickness. Cut 3 strips of white approximately
1/8” x 2-3/4”. Place alongside blue rectangle.
Cut 1 strip of white 1/8” x 4” and place under
blue rectangle. Gently press to seal clay to bottom pieces.
4. Pinch off small bits of white clay. Knead until soft and
smooth and roll into balls. Flatten each slightly and position
on blue rectangle for stars.
5. Bake clay on an oven proof glass surface at 275°F per
1/4” thickness, with good ventilation. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE
OVEN. Avoid over baking. Let cool.
Sculpey® Super Flex Modeling Compound
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