Flamingo pool float coasters are the perfect accessory for your parties this summer. Pool float season is in full swing right now. I’m really loving all the funny pool float shapes that come out each year, although I am partial to the flamingo. I wonder what was going through the persons head who invited the flamingo pool float. Genius. Pure genius.Why stop at pool floats for the pool? These pool float coasters are a fun way to spice up a summer party, or, ya know, just a Tuesday night.
- Oven bake clay
- Rolling pin
- Plastic knife
- Paint brush
How to make these flamingo pool float coasters:
- Start by warming up a big chunk of clay in your hands.
- Roll it into a ball and then taking a rolling pin, or a plastic cup, roll out the ball into a pancake shape. Roll it out big enough so it will be able to hold a cup (duh). Cut off any excess clay using a knife.
- Next, roll another piece of clay into a long, skinny rope. This will be the neck and head of the flamingo. Taking one end, pinch and pull some of the clay over to form the actual head. Form the tip of it into a beak by gently pinching the clay at the end.
- If you would like to add eyes you can do so by rolling out two tiny balls of clay and then gently pressing them into the head. Admittedly, as you can see, I only did eyes for one of the flamingos because I couldn’t decide if I liked them or not.
- Attach the neck to the body by placing it onto the base (the pancake part) and gently pushing the clay from the neck onto the base, smoothing as you go.
- For the body of the flamingo, roll out another long skinny piece of clay. This will have to be long enough to fit all the way around the base. Attach it to the base the same way you did the neck, by gently pushing small amounts of clay from the roll onto the base. Secure to the neck as well.
- Pop your flamingos into the oven and bake according to the instructions of your clay. Once out of the oven let them cool down completely before you paint them.
- Paint your flamingo coasters pink. I also added orange to the beak and black to the eyes.
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