For now here is a really simple project my girls made; we actually sold them at a fundraiser we held recently in the barn. The fundraiser was for a charity started by a friend of mine, Jonahs Just Begun heres a few pics, it was such a fun afternoon. The plant markers were so easy to make and look so pretty I thought it worth sharing.
You will need:
Oven bake clay (We used Sculpey do not use the air dry we did the first time and they dissolved in the rain leading to sad children)
Letter stamps (we picked up some in the print section of Michaels)
Take a piece of clay (we used about 1/2 of what is pictured here to make one marker). After playing with the clay a little to warm it up, roll it out into a sausage shape.
Take the rolling pin and flatten the clay sausage to about a quarter of an inch.
Think about what you are using your plant marker for and select the letters. We chose to make them for our herb garden but if you don't need plants marked you could even write one with expressions such as 'hope' or welcome greetings. It is a good idea plan the letters next to the marker before you stamp so you can work out spacing. You can turn letters sideways if needed. Longer words will need longer plant markers rolled out.
Once you have written your word take a sharp knife and cut the bottom into a point to make it easy to stick into the soil. Then bake your clay per the instructions on the packet. Our sculpey clay took just fifteen minutes, it is hot when it comes out the oven so use a baking sheet and warn kids not to touch.
After it has cooled you can take it outside to your yard. So pretty and these make great gifts added to potted herb.