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Basic Clay

Blue Clay Whale

2 1/2 cups flour. 1 cup salt. 1 cup water. Food coloring (optional). Mix flour and water together untill smooth. Next mix in salt. Finally add some food coloring if you like. From Alice, age 11, Rochester, New York

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Some Polymer Clay Basics You Should Know Before Crafting

Rainbow Colors of Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a fun craft medium to work with. Its versatility can inspire your creativity with nearly endless possibilities. Best of all polymer clay is affordable and easy to find at your local craft store. However there are certain techniques and tips that will make working with polymer clay both easier and more enjoyable. […]

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The Tools You Need for Working with Polymer Clay

Rolling Pin

Working with polymer clay can be both fun and exciting when making craft projects. The possibilities are nearly endless in what you can make with polymer clay. This type of craft can be done easily by crafters of all ages and skill levels. If you enjoy working with polymer clay, you may want to invest […]

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Polymer Clay Project: Rubber Stamped Pin

Rubber Stamp

This is a great craft that allows crafters who are not as experienced to get a great result. These easy little pins that are made with Sculpey clay, rubber stamps and embossing powder also make great magnets for your refrigerator too!! This would be a wonderful gift that could be personalized for the gift recipient […]

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Home Made Play-Doh


1 cup Flour 1/2 cup Salt 1/2 cup Water Mix until it forms a ball. Knead, add food coloring if desired. If sticky add some Flour, & if too dry, add a tad of Water From Zachary, age 10, Collinsville, IL

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Flower Pot Pen Holder

Flower Pots

Clay pots are a lot of fun to make crafts out of. You can use them for all sorts of crafts, and they are cheap, and easy for kids to use. The following is a fun clay pot craft idea: Flower Pot Pen Holder For this craft you will need the following supplies: Paints: Choose […]

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S’More Maker with A Clay Pot


Supplies needed: Skewers. The wooden skewers you use to make shish-kabobs on your grill will work just fine. You do not want them to be too long; ones that are about 12 inches are ideal. Tea light candles. Get unscented candles. These are cheap and come in bulk, and have the little tin that holds […]

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How to Make A Mardi Gras Jester Doll

Mardi Gras Jesters

The happy go lucky jester is truly the symbol of Mardi Gras. Denoting celebration and joviality you can make your own jester doll to reign over your Mardi Gras party. What you will need: tennis ball multicolored silk ribbons acrylic paints black adhesive tape green yellow and purple colored felt PVA glue Scissors plastic modeling […]

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Easy Heart Necklace

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

This easy to make necklace can be simple or as ornate as you want by adding paint and glitter at the end. You can make the hearts intricate or scale the craft down to be done by children. What you will need: Red Clay (you can use white and then paint it after) Yarn Heart-Shaped […]

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Santa Claus Clay Pot

Santa Claus

Winter is the perfect time to make winter crafts. This is a great way to get excited for the upcoming season and to prepare for the holidays. Winter crafts are perfect for projects for children, for decorating your home, or just a perfect time to craft if crafting is one of your hobbies. For beginner’s, […]

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Volcano Models to Make at Home


Model volcanoes can be very fun to make and to watch erupt. The possibilities for making model volcanoes are almost endless and there are many things you can do at home to make them as well. If you don’t want to go travel to make and erupt your volcano, here are some ideas to help […]

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Clay Fossil Molds


If you want something more permanent to make and then display, there are many beautiful things that can be done with molding clay or plaster. Simply flatten out a ball of clay to a thickness of about ¼ to ½ inch. Then gather sprint time flowers or leaves and press them gently into the clay. […]

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Clay Critters

Colored Playdough

Clay is an inexpensive tool that can be used to make just about anything. For this craft all you need is some clay and your imagination. You can use the clay to create a game that goes along with your craft. You may encourage your children to mold their favorite thing about spring time into […]

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Clay Bead Jewelry

Blue Beads

Kids like to do crafts too. They really like to do the same type of crafts that you do. If you are a jewelry crafter you will love kid friendly jewelry crafts. Not all kids crafts have to include macaroni noodles and glue. Here is a good idea for a clay bead necklace or bracelet. […]

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Marbled Clay Beads

Marbled Beads

This fun project can take on whatever look you want to put to it. Whether you use a marbled design or one of more solid colors, everyone will have a blast putting them together. What you will need: No-bake modeling clay: Red, yellow, blue are the basics but this comes in a variety of colors […]

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Where to Find Polymer Clay Craft Ideas

Green and Orange Clay

If you are looking for polymer clay craft ideas, a good place to start is the internet. So much information can be found online through the search engines or through craft websites. Here are a few places you can look for polymer clay craft ideas: Start with the search engines, type in information such as […]

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