How to make air dry clay tiles and a bird pendant

Two new video tutorials have been added to our craft tutorial video page.

The first video shows you how to make a bird pendant with Plus air dry clay.

clay bird pendant tutorial

The second video shows the basic techniques you can use to make clay tiles.

Either La Doll or Plus air drying clay are suitable for this project.

diy clay tiles video tutorial

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Premier Air Dry Clay Jewelry

Blogger and jewelry maker Cindy Cima has been busy making some new

pieces with Premier air dry clay. Premier clay is used by many doll artists

but it is also perfect for making miniatures and jewelry.  An amazing set in

gold so delicately decorated! The blue heart is gorgeous and they are all

great examples of what can be made with Premier Clay. Visit cindycima.com

to find out more about Cindy's Air Dry Clay Jewelry.

air dry clay jewelry necklace

 

premier air dry clay necklace project

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Make a Leaf Imprinted Air Dry Clay Bowl

Summer is here and the plants are taking over! You can use all those spare

leaves to create a leaf imprinted bowl of your choice. This quick and easy

project used an elephants ear leaf and some Plus air drying clay.

air dry bowl project idea with plus air dry clay

Select the leaf of your choice looking for the size and shape you prefer.

Roll out some Plus Air dry clay to around 1/4 of an inch thick and place

the leaf on top. Roll your clay roller or rolling pin over the top of the leaf

so that the leaf imprints onto the clay.

use a leaf to imprint clay to make a bowl

Cut around the imprinted clay to obtain your desired bowl shape

and size.

make a clay bowl with <em><em>ACTÍVA</em></em> air drying clay

Either with your fingers or a tool smooth around  the edges

with some water. Place the clay into a bowl to get a curved

shape.

air dry clay project for adults

Cookie cut out a heart or other shape for added decoration if

you wish.

Leave to dry completely. Sand around the edges if required.

Paint you bowl with your choice of paint and finishes.

leaf impressed air drying clay bowl idea



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Make A Beautiful Clay Pendant Necklace by Cindy Cima

Designer and blogger Cindy Cima has just posted a new air dry clay

project to make an Alice in Wonderland inspired clock pendant necklace.

The pendant was made using Heart Clay which is soft and easy to use.

To find out how to make it, visit Cindy's blog at

http://www.cindycima.com/2016/07/29/im-late-im-late-with-activa-clay/

clock pendant necklace clay

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3 Inspiring D.I.Y. Cuff Bracelets

One project to make 3 very different styles of D.I.Y. cuff bracelets with

air drying clay. This wonderful craft jewelry project uses Modena soft clay

which is very soft and pliable with a degree of flexibility and is also light weight.

It is Bright white and translucent. You can knead Acrylic paint in to tint clay. 

Acrylic paint and varnishes are acceptable for finishes and has minimal

shrinkage and cracking. All the features of Modena Soft make it a wonderful

clay for making jewelry with no baking required!

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Sea Life Picture Frame with Modena Soft Air Dry Clay

 A new Sea Life Picture Frame project has just been added to our craft tutorials page!

This by the sea picture frame shows the fine detail that can be

achieved using Modena soft air dry clay and molds.

 air dry clay project   molds for air dry clay

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Hearty Clay Marshmallows Video Tutorial

Hearty clay project tutorial marshmallows

 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.

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Activ Air Dry Clay Mandala Project

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.

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Hearty Clay Miniature Frozen Yoghurt Tutorial from The Microbakery

polymer clay tutorial

The Microbakery has just posted a new tutorial showing how to make these sweet little frozen yogurts with Hearty Clay. Find out how to make them on our Craft projects page or at The Microbakery

 

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Halloween Craft Projects

We have several Halloween Craft Projects that you still have time to make. Click on the picture to link to the Halloween craft tutorial!

celluclay    halloween craft projecthearty clay    celluclay pumpkin

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Hearty Clay Glow in The Dark Sugar Skull

This sweet little sugar skull is so easy to make. Learn how to make this Hearty Clay glow in the dark Day of the Dead sugar skull on our craft projects page.

hearty clay project

 

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Paintbruch Character an Activ Clay Project

air dry clay project

We have just added a new air dry clay project to our craft projects page. This unusual project uses Activ Clay which self hardens. Recycle an old paintbrush and make yourself a character!

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Plus Air Dry Clay Porcupine Project

 

 

 

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.

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Polymer Clay Mexican Inspired Pottery Project

A Polymer Clay project using Hearty Clay has just been added to our Craft Projects page. This beautiful and easy to make polymer clay made project is easily personalized to suit your taste.

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New - Air Dry Clay Boho Dish Project using Plus Clay

A new Air Dry Clay Project has been added to our Craft Projects page. This amazing project shows you how to make these beautiful, original Boho Pottery dishes using PLUS air dry clay in black.

               

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Air Dry Clay Surfboard Trophy - Designed by Lisa Fulmer

We have just added a vibrant new air dry clay project to our craft projects page.
This cool surfboard was designed by Lisa Fulmer using Plus Air Dry Clay.
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Kids Summer Crafts on Hands on Crafts for Kids

Let’s step outside into the wide open spaces – on land or sea or in the sky - for great craft ideas.  Beginning at noon on Friday, June 26, 2015, episode 1711 of Hands On Crafts for Kids will run on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website. It will run for 7 days.
ACTIV  Air Dry Clay was used as Jenny creates a nature journal.

 

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.

 

 

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New Air Dry Clay Necklace Project has just been added

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

beads by using Color Plus clay.

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Heart Shaped Bird Bath - New Air Dry Clay Project Idea using PLUS Clay

We have just added a new project idea using Plus air dry clay. This beautiful Heart Shaped Bird Bath Project 
looks so sweet and is useful too! How to make an adorable bird bath to hold your rings or small keepsakes by using PLUS air dry clay.
Air dry clay bird bath project
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Colored Clay Videos using Colorplus Clay have just been added

Colored Clay - Color plus colored air dry clay is a self hardening clay and available in 6 bright and natural colors. The Colored clay can be mixed together to create the color of clay you wish and best of all no painting is required. See the colored clay videos in our videos section.

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Activ Clay Nature Journal Project Video has been added

A new Activ Clay air dry clay project video of how to make an Nature Journal added.
This lovely craft project was made by Hands on Crafts for Kids episode 1711/03
Air drying clay craft project for kids
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