Polymer Clay Projects

Create polymer clay projects like a teddy bear, a dragonfly or Italian charm bracelet beads.

Polymer clay is made with polyvinyl chloride, and a plasticizer. Pigment is added for color. It is hardened by baking in the oven. It is a man made product that doesn't actually have real clay in it.

If you are having trouble smoothing out lines or removing fingerprints from the clay, you can use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. Use this sparingly though!

After baking, it can be sanded, drilled or carved. I have read that it can be polished by rubbing on a pair of jeans. I'm not sure what kind of jeans because I tried this and it didn't work. Maybe I should have tried Levis?

It may have worked, if I had put more time and effort into it, but I grew impatient. The jeans also may have been too worn out and soft. I don't really know. It is just easier, I think, to use a sealer or jewelry glaze on the polymer clay projects, if you want a polished look. If there are some rough spots, sand first, in water, with wet/dry sandpaper.

There are different types of clay that you can use. I prefer sculpey®. This is from the Polyform Products Company. The Premo sculpey® is quite soft, right out of the package, so it is easy to condition. The clay must be conditioned when you remove it from the package, to soften it and make it more pliable.

Don't place the clay on anything that will later come in contact with food. Any items used for your clay should only be for that and nothing else. (example, sculpting tools, clay/pasta machine, baking sheet, etc.)

Follow the manufacturers instructions when it comes to baking times and be careful not to over cook. If it is over baked, it smells AWFUL and can produce toxic fumes, that can be dangerous!

I got to take polymer clay classes from Christi Friesen. She is the most fun, ever!

If you ever have the chance to meet up with her, don't miss it. Novice or expert, you will learn a bunch and have a great time.


Tutorials Polymer Clay Projects

How to make beads using polymer clay.

Make a bracelet or a necklace.


Make this realistic looking bird nest decoration.

It's been approved by even the most discriminating Robin!


This chick craft uses real feathers to make this guy look extra cuddly!

Spring is here!


This clay heart can be made for a valentine or anniversary gift.

It's a fridge magnet that you can add a picture to.


Do you have leftover scraps from your other polymer clay projects, that you don't know what to do with?

This mosaic clay jar is a good way to use up those extra pieces.

Turn any plain jar into a decorative flower vase.


Step by step instructions to make this clay snowman.

He is happy as could be. He loves to race down the snowy hills, on his sled.


No more mix up, with the dishes in the dishwasher.

This handy dishwasher tag, fixes the problem!


Try this Dragonfly Craft.

Experiment with different techniques to create the pattern on the wings.


Like silly rabbits? Why not try this easter bunny craft?


This Easter egg decoration is made with an egg shell.

It can be for any occasion, not just  Easter.

Make this design, or one of your own.


Make an Elf House from a jar.

Put a tea light inside, so it can be used as a night light. 

It's so cute, the fairies and the elves, might not be able to agree on who really should live here. 


Make this easy fairy door for on the side of a tree trunk. 

You could even use it for a hobbit or a mouse house.


Just for kids:

How to make a fairy house tutorial.

Easy and fun to do using a tin can and Clay.

If you build it the fairies will appear!

This one was made by my friend Kayla.


Instructions to make this hoppy little frog craft using polymer clay. This little guy has decided to sit down on a rock and relax.


Create this handmade bracelet. This is a one of a kind piece of wearable art.


Make your own inexpensive, handmade stamps, using recycled materials. This method is known as lino block printing.

Add a raised pattern or design to your polymer clay projects.

Start with this easy tree or use your own design.


Learn how to sculpt a face from polymer clay. Watch the video or follow the written tutorial, with photos.

This is the easy way to make a face and it's great for beginners.


Easy to make, Laundry Tags will mark your machine, when at a public laundromat. Stop the invasion of the laundry snatchers. 


Polymer Clay Projects, like Leprechaun crafts, make St. Patrick's Day, more fun!

Make your very own Pot of Gold!


Make a Play Pizza that looks good enough to eat! 

Kids can have their very own Pizza party!


Check out this little polymer clay angel.


Make a one of a kind polymer clay brooch, following these instructions.

Learn how to make a jagged edge, using a pasta machine.


Polymer Clay Creations inspired by Christi Friesen.

The winter trip to Tucson, Arizona includes taking classes from this world renowned artist.


This Polymer Clay Flower is easy to make.

Unlike a real rose, this one will last forever.

Make it for Mother's Day.


These polymer clay ideas will help you create this necklace pendant.

Learning about different texturing techniques, is the easiest way to make a totally unique piece.


Here is a Unique way to make an easy Inukshuk.

No rock hunting required because these are faux rocks, handmade, from polymer clay.


Make polymer clay jewelry like these beads, for your Italian charm bracelet.


Textured polymer clay molds that are easy to make.

Look what I found to use! Do you know what this is? Go outside and see what you can find.


Create an easy, one of a kind polymer clay pendant with Sculpey.

This resembles polished turquoise.

It is wrapped with copper wire and requires no glue.


Does this look like a pile of junk to you? Surprise, it's not!

Check this out and see how all these household items can be used as Polymer Clay tools.  


Finally, a Polymer Clay Tutorial to show you how to make a soap dish.


This polymer clay wrench is more useful, than you might think!

Use for a name tag that is wearable or for personalizing a toolbox. It can also be used as a unique table place marker, at a trades convention or other special event.


Want to make this Sculpey Teddy Bear? It uses a small amount of clay and is easy to do.


This seahorse craft  is a Polymer clay project that is made over a tin foil base.

Use these instructions and refer to the template. You can then add your own special touch.


Here are snowman craft ideas using sculpey® original.

This is an easy project for kids to do but fun for adults too.


Make this starfish craft and leave the real ones in the ocean where they belong!

This can be made into a broach or used to decorate a beach themed sign.


Lucky the Leprechaun is an easy, St Patricks Day craft to make and wear.


Learn about the various types of clay, and what to use them for.

This also talks about the air dry modeling compounds, available. 

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