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Easy to make, fun to paint!
A simple recipe for a baking clay, and an easy way to make sweet painted tealight holders.

Posted by Crissi from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See Crissi's 6 projects »
  • Step 1

    Mix together your flour, salt, and water. The recipe is easy to adjust: the general formula is two parts flour, one part salt, and one part water. The amounts above should be enough to make your two tealight holders, though! Knead them until it forms a nice malleable dough.

  • Step 2

    Split your dough into two equal pieces. Roll them into balls.

  • Step 3

    Most tealights come in little metal tins. These are the kind you'll need! Remove the tealight from the tin (usually if you just tug on the wick, it'll pull right out).

  • Step 4

    Press a little tealight tin into the top of each ball of dough. This will flatten out and shape the dough into a nice little round tealight holder! It's a good idea to try and move the tealight tin around a little bit to make sure that once it makes, it the dough expands a little, the hole will still be sizeable enough for a tealight candle.

  • Step 5

    Place your dough in the oven to make at 300 degrees. It usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on how thick your piece is. Keep an eye on it regularly to make sure that the tins are staying in place - it's a good idea to take it out every ten minutes or so and press down on the tin to discourage bubbling in the dough.

  • Step 6

    Once your creations are nice and golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them cool! Once they're a good temperature, you can paint them however you like. Cute, huh?!

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