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I Scream, You Scream: Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream: Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream!

Next to eating ice cream, there's nothing sweeter than an ice cream themed arts and crafts project!  In this project tutorial, we'll show you how to make Scenic Sand and CelluClay ice cream sundaes that look so good you might want to sneak a taste*!  (*Just kidding!  Even though Scenic Sand and CelluClay are ACMI approved non-toxic, please don't eat them!)

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Sculpt a Friendly Turtle Planter with FastMâché Instant Paper Mache

Sculpt a Friendly Turtle Planter with FastMâché Instant Paper Mache

Why settle for a plain planter when you can create one packed with personality?  Use Activ-Wire Mesh and FastMâché Instant Paper Mache from ACTÍVA Products to sculpt a friendly turtle planter that will make you smile every time you see it!  
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How to Make Ikat Inspired Air Dry Clay Napkin Rings

How to Make Ikat Inspired Air Dry Clay Napkin Rings

With the busy holiday season quickly approaching, make your own ikat inspired air dry clay napkin rings with just a few supplies. You can paint them any color you like to match your decor.  If ikat is not your style, you can leave them plain or even add polka dots!

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How to Make Art Display Pedestals with CelluClay Instant Paper Mache

How to Make Art Display Pedestals with CelluClay Instant Paper Mache

Every piece of art needs a beautiful display, and what's better than a display that is also a work of art?  In this lesson plan, you and your students will learn to create beautiful art display pedestals by constructing an armature and using CelluClay instant paper mache for a beautiful finish!  

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Make a Water Bottle Fish Sculpture with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth

Make a Water Bottle Fish Sculpture with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth

Sculpture lessons in the art room don't have to be intimidating!  Simplify sculpting by using recyclable materials as armatures, and Rigid Wrap plaster cloth as a quick-drying sculpting medium.  This free lesson plan shows you how to create a fish sculpture that your students will love!

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"Little Howlers" Clay Sculpture Lesson Plan {with Activ-Low Fire Clay}

Answer the call of the wild while sculpting with Activ-Low Fire Clay (formerly known as Blackjack Low-Fire Clay)!  This Little Howlers lesson plan from our friend Ruthie Post at Little Budding Artist is an excellent way to introduce students to clay terminology and process.

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Top Five Tips for Working With InstaMold Temporary Mold-Making Compound

Top Five Tips for Working With InstaMold Temporary Mold-Making Compound

InstaMold is a unique product that creates flexible, temporary molds of almost any object, and that works with almost any casting compound to create perfect reproductions of those objects. Read this article to get some of our best tips for InstaMold success!

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Our Best Tips & Tricks for Mixing CelluClay Instant Paper Mache

Our Best Tips & Tricks for Mixing CelluClay Instant Paper Mache

CelluClay instant paper mache is a unique ACTÍVA product that is loved by many!  Its ease of use (just mix with water and let it air dry), strength, durability, and versatility are just some of the characteristics that make it so popular.

Whether you're just getting started with CelluClay or you're an old pro, these tips and tricks for mixing it should help you out! 

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Our Best Air Dry Clay Tips

Our Best Air Dry Clay Tips

Air dry clay is a wonderful medium for making arts and crafts projects, home decor items, and more, but it can be a little tricky to work with if you're not prepared.  Because of that, we've compiled our best air dry clay tips and tricks to help you make your air dry clay projects the best they can be!

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