Color Me Happy Heart Pendants with Hearty Air Dry Clay
You’ve probably heard me say this a thousand times, but kids love
making jewelry. Here’s a quick idea you can play with that uses washable
markers to make colored clay.
This is the crafty ingredient list. Pretty simple! Use Hearty Clay because
it doesn’t crumble and fall apart when it’s dry.
Grab a hunk of Hearty Clay and start coloring it with markers.
It’s a good idea to stay with markers in the same color family
(i.e. red and orange or blue and purple). It’s fun to twist and
smoosh the clay and see how the colors marbelize.
Add more color at any point–even right before you roll out for vivid results.
Place your ball of clay between plastic wrap and roll out to approximately 3/8″ thick.
Cut your shapes out–you’ll need 2 identical ones.
Place a straw across the top center of the shape and dab water around the edge.
Gently press the edges together to seal.
Place the piece on top of a cup to dry.
Remove the straw. You can embellish dried Hearty Clay with all sorts
of things–paints, doodles with a marker, or gems like I am here. I like
using Mod Podge to attach the gems.
Push the yarn or cording through the heart pendant. If the yarn is extra fluffy,
you may need the straw to help push it through
Ready to wear! I love the possibilities with these bead-like pendants.
Designed by Candie Cooper