Months ago I shared this Dry Clay Pendant over at Design Dazzle.
 
With so many of us having Spring Break, Birthday Parties and even Showers coming up I thought to share with you again this simple craft that you, your kids and friends can make in just a few minutes!
Kids love making them, and they are the perfect little handmade gift for grandma,
friends and perhaps teachers.
 
Trust me… I have four kids!
 
 
 
TUTORIAL
 
1
 
Make a ball with your hands…
{ This is air dry clay you can purchase it at your Craft Stores or even Wal-Mart }
 
2
 
After make it flat with the help of a roller or just squish it with the bottom of a cup.
I made mine about a 1/4″.
 
 
 
3
 
Use the lid of glue stick as a  punch holder to make a perfect circle.
Just remove the EXTRA clay and press softly the side of the clay to have it come out of the lid…
 
 
4
 
Stamp It!
Use any type of letter stamps.
I found mine at the Scrapbooking  aisle at Wal-Mart for just a dollar.
 
 
 
 
5
 
Poke a hole for the chain. I used a nail to make mine.
 
 
 
The size of the hole need to be big enough to put whatever you are hanging the pendant from through…
 
 
 
 
NOTE: I got my chain at Walt-Mart also.
It comes in one long piece but with enough locks to make four…
 
 
 
If you end up getting this one fold the chain in half and cut it…
And then fold each half in half and cut it again…
You will end with four chains for around $3 total.
 
 
 
6
 
OK… back to the pendants ;)
Let the clay dry  naturally or turn the oven at 175º and let the heat dry the clay for about 10 minutes.
 
Make sure you check often and pull it out as soon as the clay feels dry.
 
Then paint it…
I spray painted mine in silver.
To make the letters stand out I used an antiquing glaze.
I am sure you can use regular acrylic paint as well,  just wipe off the excess with a damp napkin WHILE THE PAINT IS WET.
 
 
 
You are done!
 
 
 
 
 
 
For a more grownup look check out my Stamped Washer Necklace’s Tutorial.
 
 
 
 
Get creative and use stamps, thumbprints, fun colors… There are so many different possible designs!
The important thing is to let those kiddos use their endless creativity and imagination.
 
 
Happy Tuesday!
 
Desirée
 
 

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Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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18 Responses to Kids Craft: Air Dry Clay Pendant

  1. Carol says:

    Is the back painted as well? How durable is the clay necklace?

  2. Courtney says:

    Such a great tutorial Desiree!! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve made necklaces with my two girls and they love theirs…it’s hard to get them to take them off!! I’ve also started making gift tags and am sharing the link to this on my blog :)
    Airdry clay is so easy to use, love it!!

    Thanks again!!

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