The other day I was shopping, and I saw a wad of chewing gum stuck to the side of the wall.
First of all, gross. Swallow it.
As I was staring at the chewed up germy gum with disgust, I had a eureka moment!
May I introduce................. chewing gum magnets!
They were super easy to make, too. And I had everything I needed already (love that!).
Here's what you'll need:
- polymer clay (I used a mixture of dark pink and a cream color to get the color above)
- strong magnet
- clay glaze (I used gloss, so it looks all spit-filled and gross)
- paint brush for glaze
- card stock or index card to bake the clay on and a GLASS pan to bake it in (not pictured)
After working with the clay to soften it up, form it into a ball approximately ¾" in width. Now, for this part, you SHOULD probably make a mold from a real chewed piece of gum.
OR............... you could just do what I did (thankfully, Mom doesn't read my blog) and actually chew up the clay. I didn't put the whole thing in my mouth-- just pressed my teeth into it here and there.
Next, I added a strong magnet to the back. Since I wanted it to actually look like gum was holding up my pictures, I didn't want to just glue the magnet on.
I placed another piece of clay over the magnet and smooshed (it's a technical term) the seams together.
Placed the "gum" on card stock, and then onto a glass baking pan (DO NOT USE METAL--- the magnet will stick and pull out of the clay!).
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