Swirl up the colors, roll them into a log, and then fold them in half. Repeat this process until there are streaks of color running through the clay.
Sunflowers tend to have a lot of petals and a large center. To make the petals, pull and pinch sections of the streaked log of clay. You don’t have to use all the petals. It’s important that the petals are a little random in size and color. Let them twist a curl slightly.
Add one or two layers of leaves to the back of the center. I should have added the texture after I put the leaves on! The pressure of adding the texture would have helped to squish the petals on.
Add the leaves. Bake the clay and glue a magnet to the back.
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