Mother's Day craft: DIY key dish

This Mother's Day, make mom a special DIY keepsake bowl for all her favourite trinkets.

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Photo: Tony Lanz

Try making this DIY key dish for a Mother’s Day craft idea (or just for fun with kids)! We used gold paint, but feel free to use whatever colour you fancy. Pastels are some of our favourite on-trend hues.


Photo: Roberto Caruso

Photo: Tony Lanz

  • air-dry clay
  • rolling pin
  • bowl
  • key
  • paintbrush
  • gold paint


  1. Roll out the clay using a rolling pin until it’s smooth and about a 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Trace around a lid, can or bowl in the clay and cut out the circular shape.
  3. Use the clay cut-out to form a bowl.
  4. Press a key into the centre of the inside of the bowl and remove it to form a mould. Let the clay bowl dry for 24 hours.
  5. Paint the inside and outside of the bowl, and let dry.