How to Make a Fairy Door

Door One

Step 1: Take your clay and knead to soften. This will make it easier to work with.

Step 2: Equally divide your clay. You can choose to do two large doors or four smaller ones!

Step 3: Roll out your first piece of clay so that it is roughly 1cm thick.

Step 4: Cut through the clay to form the shape of your door. Be creative and have fun with this! You can carve the outline first and smooth it over until you get it right.

Step 5: Carve details and shapes to form the outline of your door and border. We chose to do simple lines for a stone
archway effect.

Step 6: Using the left over clay from step 4, roll a small ball in the palm of your hand. create a small hole where you would like the handle to be and firmly press the ball on the door.

Step 7: Use objects from around the house to press onto the clay to add texture. We used the end of a spoon!

Step 8: Before painting you will need to allow the clay to completely dry! This usually takes two days or you can blast the door with a hair dryer to speed things up.

Step 9: Adding colour! Once you’ve painted your door, you can now add final touches. Create a moss effect with your finger by dabbing on a little green paint.

Door Two

Step 1: Roll out your second piece of clay exactly as last time so that the clay is roughly 1cm thick.

Step 2: Cut through the clay to form the shape of your door. You can carve the outline first and smooth it over until you get it right.

Step 3: Carve details and shapes to form the outline of your door. This time we used a cocktail stick and fork to give a wood effect.

Step 4: Using the left over clay from step 2, roll a small ball in the palm of your hand. create a small hole where you would like the handle to be and firmly press the ball on the door.

Step 5: Using your thumb press a hole in the centre near the top of the door.

Step 6: Again using the left over clay create a long sausage shape by rolling it between your hands. Score one side and place around your thumb print.

Step 7: Get creative with paint! make sure the clay is completely dry first. Either wait two days or blast with the hairdryer.

Step 8: Add on your finishing touches. Think about colours and patterns!