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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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Don't Worry!  It's No Prob-llama to Sculpt an Air Dry Clay Llama!

Don't Worry! It's No Prob-llama to Sculpt an Air Dry Clay Llama!

Sorry for the bad pun, but your students will find that it's truly no probl-llama to create their own air dry clay llamas with Activ-Clay air dry clay! This engaging air dry clay lesson plan teaches students about clay basics, texture, and more!

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Sculpt an Air Dry Clay Sloth!

Sculpt an Air Dry Clay Sloth!

Although sloths move slowly in nature, sculpting an air dry clay sloth with Activ-Clay air dry clay won't take long at all!  This lesson plan is a perfect intermediate level clay lesson that can be completed in one or two class periods!

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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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The Easiest Way to Dry Flowers in a Microwave

The Easiest Way to Dry Flowers in a Microwave

Flower drying has never been easier thanks to Flower Drying Art silica gel and your trusty microwave!  It's true that you can not only dry flowers in a microwave, but also preserve the flowers' natural beauty for years to come!  This is, by far, the easiest way to dry flowers in a microwave.

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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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