Wand Materials and tools: Interesting stickabout 12” long Air dry clay I prefer DAS modeling medium, which is a paper clay easily found in all craft stores and most “Mart” type stores, even in small towns. It’s pro quality but often sold in the kids craft section and not terribly expensive. You can use polymer clay if that’s your usual medium and you don’t want to buy another product, but note that the techniques for sculpting will be a little different than I’m teaching. If you want to go super-budget, you can try this with a kitchen clay, but you may have cracking issues to deal with. White glue Aileen’es Tacky is great. Elmer’s will do fine for this project Wire A couple of 3” snippets of 18-20 gauge. You want it easy to flex and shape, but not floppy. Even a couple of paperclips will do. Tan masking tape 1” works well, anything will do, but preferably not blue. Acrylic paints of any typedark brown, black, white, a bright green like lime or apple, and yellow or ochre Ribbons, charms, and misc. embellishments You won’t need these for the first class, so you can wait and learn about meanings first, if you wish. Needle nose pliers jeweler’s style or regular Damp cloth to keep your hands clean I like a terrycloth washcloth Paintbrushes You can wing it with a 1/4 inch flat, but a wider flat and a smaller round detail brush is ideal. Water cup and palette or plate for paint
Witch Hat Mini Altar Materials and tools: Pattern Included at the end of this list in your EMAIL 2 sheets of card stock8.5 x 11 is large enough. Color shows on interior, but white can be painted. Old book pagesIt’s okay. Even librarians approve of using retired books for art projects Letters from scrapbook paper, magazines, rubber stamps, or even photocopy game tiles.You can add this after this class session, if you don’t know what to choose, yet. Tacky glue I use Aileene's. Elmer’s will do, but Aileen’s can be found in all craft stors and marts and even dollar stores. Acrylic paints or MarkersI used some brown acrylic to distress it a bit and a brown marker to write with. I painted my white cardstock yellow, so you might want other colors if your paper is white. Trims for the hatbandA generous 12 inches should go around. Can use paper and fabric scraps, too. Old plastic gift card for use as a spreader tool. (I’ve been known to raid my wallet and use a credit card in a pinch) Paper Scissors Damp Cloth for finger wiping Water cup and palette or plate for paint Pencil Ruler or straight edge Optional Xacto or snap knife and cutting mat Easier than scissors for cutting the door, but not essential Clip or clothespin so you don't have to hold the cone part until glue dries
Besom (broom) Materials and tools: Interesting stick at least 6” long. A dowel or floral pick will work if you don’t like the wildish look. Something for bristlesPine needles, straw, hay, dry grass, dry weeds. Can add herb stems if you wish. Thin string, carpet thread or embroidery flossNot too thick for a small project, but strong enough to be pulled tight. I actually used some jute pulled from burlap fabric on the class sample. Embellishments I used moss, shells, feathers, acorns, beach glass and silk ribbon. You might want to use charms, tiny figures like game tokens, flowers, herbs… it’s endless. You can always make the basic besom in class and decide what embellishments to add after learning more about symbols. Hot glue gun and glue sticks You can use tacky glue or super glue for some embellishments and thin wire for others, but hot glue is easiest, unless it causes anxiety.
Folk Art Felt AniMage Materials and Tools Pattern Included at the end of this list in your EMAIL Felt in 5 colors You can use any colors you like, but I used Yellow for eyes, beige for face, Orange for heart and beak, Medium brown for body, and dark brown for wings. I like wool blend felt that I order from Prairie Woolens but acrylic craft felt will work fine, just not the super thin kind many dollar stores sell. Thrift stores often have felt, by the way, as well as embroidery floss. Embroidery floss in 2 colors to coordinate with your felt Embroidery needle Sharp is best for felt projects Sharp Scissors Dull scissors make felt projects way harder than they need to be. For $5-8 you can get a short pair of basic scissors (one step above dollar store scissors will do fine). Fabri-tac glue or Tacky Glue Optional Water based (not sharpie) marker or soft fabric pencil to trace patterns onto felt, if you wish Regular paper hole punch to make cutting perfect circle eyes easier, optional Paper clip or thin wire snippet to hang owl in hat altar, if desired