Teddy Bear Switch Plate
Cute as a button, this teddy bear switch plate controls lighting in the room from his belly. His little ears stand away from the wall as though he’s listening. Made completely of clay, teddy will add adorability to any children’s room decor. Paint and clay is all it takes. Pretty inexpensive for a custom designed switch plate!
Allow paint to dry completely between steps.
step 2 - Condition the clay by kneading it. Roll out the clay to about ¼” thickness.
Step 16 - Preheat an oven to 275 degrees. Bake the teddy bear for 20 minutes.
Step 17 - Remove from oven and let cool completely. Put the teddy bear in place over the light switch and check it for fit. Also check so see if the screws move easily into the holes. If the openings need to be larger, you can sand the clay or shave it away with a craft knife. Enlarge screw openings by piercing the clay with a thick darning needle and twisting it with a screwing motion. Don’t force the needle into the holes as it may crack the clay.
Step 18 - Spray or paint the entire teddy bear with a brush using the Sand paint.
Step 20 - Mix Black paint with the Mocha to form the dark brown paint for the eyes, nose and mouth. Paint them with a small brush.
step 21 - Use Eggplant paint to add color to the bow with a small brush.
- 9441 Opaque Black
- 9482 Mocha
- 4720 Sand
- 1921592Eggplant Gloss
- assorted paint brushes
- Sculpey Ultralight white clay - 8 oz.
- Craft knife
- Plastic spatula
- Wood picks