374 Moose Candle Project
#374 - Moose Candle
Clay Casting Project
A unique and charming gift for the
outdoorsman in your life!

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp: #374 – Moose
Clay* - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white 
1 clay casting*: #374 - Moose (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
2” round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: shades of green and brown and rust
Decorative brown paper cut approx 2" wide and long enough to fit around candle.
1 piece of natural raffia long enough to fit around candle and tie a simple knot as shown
Hot glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

1.  While clay is still wet, use knife or cookie cutter to cut out design. Let dry.
2.  Sand rough or uneven areas smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer to both sides of casting and let dry.
4.  Apply a coat of the background paint color of your choice (we used a rusty brown). Let dry.
5.  Paint the forest and moose, applying one color at a time, and allow to dry between colors. Let dry. 
6.  Wrap decorative paper around candle and glue closed at back.
7.  Tie raffia around candle and tie a knot. Trim ends to an attractive length. Optional: Cut it long enough to tie a bow.
8.  Use hot glue to affix the moose casting to the raffia knot. Hold in position until glue dries.

Project designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photography by David Montgomery

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