ACTÍVA is excited to announce that Color Plus Clay, a colored air dry clay that achieves the strength of ceramics that have been fired, has been featured in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
A new lesson plan has just been added! Teach your students hand building sculpting techniques in the style of Joan Miro. Miro had such a unique style that your budding artists will enjoy this creative freedom. This lesson plan is suitable for grades 5 -12 and uses Plus air dry clay.
Air dry clay can be used to make so many different types of craft projects.
Here are 5 quick and easy to make projects for you to try!
1. Boho Pottery with black plus clay
2. Indoor Herb Garden Pendants
3. Air dry clay flowers
4. Mexican inspired dish using Hearty Clay
5. Unique stamps for stamping your air dry clay
Hearty clay is used in this video by @andisacharms to make marshmallows
with hearty air dry clay. Hearty has a soft, pliable, lightweight marshmallow texture
and is wonderful for making fun miniatures. Acrylic paint can be added to the clay
prior to it hardening so you add any color you like. Hearty clay is also suitable for
molds. Learn how to make air dry clay marshmallows.
Learn how to make some Air Dry Clay Mandalas with Activ Clay. This self hardening clay is easy to work with and air dries in around 24 hours. This step by step craft tutorial show you how to make these beautiful Mandalas and you can personalize it selecting your preferred paint and yarn colors.
We have partnered with Guide Central this month to see what kind of projects
they would make using our products and we love what they have created.
The projects include re usable gift tags using PLUS clay, decorative colored
sand ornaments and sweet little ginger bread men jewelry. All 3 projects have
just been added to our craft projects page.
These beautiful Winter Wonderland Christmas ornaments are perfect to give as gifts,
use as gift tags or to decorate your own tree. This air dry clay tutorial is easy to follow
and the clay makes an amazing compliment to the decorative charms.
We are partnering with Altered Pages this month and the team of designers have been busy making some fantastic projects with our very own ACTÍVA Products.
Jessica's project gives step by step instructions to make a cute Christmas ornament made with Premier Polymer Clay which air drys.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner this is the perfect time to begin making those special table decorations. We have a couple of projects out for you to try. Each project can be individualized to your own taste and with the step by step instructions they are easy to follow.
Please visit our craft projects page to find out more.
This DIY wedding centerpiece project is just so quick and easy to make. Hearty Clay in White is perfect for this project – it’s bright white and super smooth so it looks just like cake fondant when dry. You can even individualize the cakes so they are different for each table! Find out more on our Crafts Projects page.
Learn how to make this Air Dry Clay Porcupine on our Projects page. A fun art project for educators to introduce the porcupine to students while still having a functional purpose! This cute little Porcupine would also look good taking center stage on a table at a party.
Congratulations to Sabina F, from California, who won the giveaway. We hope that you enjoy all of your ACTÍVA Products!
The Giveaway Contains:
1 x 10 pack of 1oz Assorted Colored Sand
1 X 1.75oz Hearty Clay in White
1 x 1 lb Box of White CelluClay
1 x 4" x 180" Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth
used Plus Air Dry Clay to replicate 19th century pottery in a series of workshops in August 2015. The class rooms were large and seated as many as 55 participants. Each workshop was 30 minutes long, and with 4 workshops each day, gave a grand total of 600 participants over 3 event days.
Joey Milillo, programs manager, stated;
"We were using the ACTÍVA PLUS CLAY to make a project based on Bayou Bend’s collection of Texas stoneware. Our teaching artist taught participants how to replicate the 19th century jugs, pots, pitchers, urns, and churns. Since we do not have a kiln at Bayou Bend, an air-dry clay was essential to our task, and in my experience, ACTÍVA produces the best air-dry clay I’ve been able to find."
"I first encountered this clay at our local Texas Art Supply store in Houston, but they didn’t have quite enough in stock for what we planned to do this summer. Imagine my delight when I found out I could order it directly ACTÍVA Products!
For further information visit , Bayou BendTexas Clay: 19th-Century Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection Exhibition runs from Sep 5, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 so you still have plenty of time to visit.
Indie Crafts is all about things that are cool and hip and thanks to Lisa Fulmer and her CelluClay Surfboard Treasure box creation the project has been shared on Crafts Gossip.
If you missed this wonderful summer project then visit our Craft projects page or pop over to Craft Gossip to find out how to make this cool project.
Create these one of a kind feathered friends by using Color Plus air dry clay. No need for a kiln as they dry to an extremely durable finish. No paint is needed as the clay is colored!To find out more about how to make this Colored Clay project visit our craft projects page.
1711 Discover the World
Let’s discover the world we live in and beyond. Katie and Jennie create a 3-D pop-up map of the planets together, and Franz explores the artistic use of dimension and space. Gather leaves, sticks and stones and then Jenny shows how to create a nature journal. She and Katie use water and paint to create a new fish species in silhouette. Katie blasts off with a jet pack made from recycled bottles and supplies from the Family Craft Box.
A new air dry clay project idea has just been added to our craft projects page. Why not give it a go!
Make an Inlaid Clay Necklace with Color Plus Clay
Create a one of a kind necklace pendant with matching