Getting Playful with Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay DIY

Playing with clay is one of those elemental things isn’t it? Just think of all the fun we had with Play Doh when we were kids! And now our kids do the same thing – mimicking ice cream, cupcakes, and all kinds of other random non-clay items.

I have a feeling that’s a big part of Polymer Clay’s appeal. It’s like a colorful clay for grown-ups! With more finesse, a finer consistency, and some very grown-up colors, it holds our attention. Plus, once it’s cured correctly in the oven, it’s fairly sturdy – at least in smaller sizes. It’s a blast to play with, and this collection of DIY projects shows how versatile it can be. Let’s get making!

 

Polymer Clay DIY

Faux Agate DIY
This one is so intriguing – who would have thought you could use a cheese grater on clay and get this kind of result?

 

Polymer Clay DIY

Making Imperfect Bowls
Look at all of these marbleized pretties? Just think of the crazy color combinations you can make for your own collection of bowls.

 

Polymer Clay DIY

Leaf Imprint Necklace
I love how simple these are – just find a favorite leaf before Fall takes hold and you can make your own nature-inspired piece of wearable art.

 

Polymer Clay DIY

Giant Polymer Beads
These beads are a cinch to make, and let you run wild with colors and combinations. They look so adorable all strung up for kids – the oversized beads add a touch of playful drama!

 

Polymer Clay DIY

Faux Stone Necklace
Real stones are beautiful necklaces, but they can be very heavy. Maybe a faux polymer stone is a better choice – especially when you can make hearts to give to all the ones you lurve.

 

Pictured at the top of this post: Polymer Clay Donut Charms

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