Impressive Things to Make with Air-Dry Clay

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

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Air-dry clay is an awesome material for crafters. Unlike regular polymer clays which have to be cured with a chemical reaction, air-dry clays don’t require any baking. They dry to a nice finish on their own — just leave them out to rest. Air-dry clay makes pottery more accessible for those of us who don't have a pottery oven or who can’t make it to a class that provides a kiln. 

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Candy air dry clay jewelry
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DIY Candy Jewelry
These cute little charms looks good enough to eat! This tutorial provides instructions for creating several different kinds of candy, including licorice and gumdrops, from air-dry clay. Learn how right here on CraftFoxes!

Pinched painted clay pots
Pinch Pots
These clay pots are made from pinching the edges to form a bowl shape. Once the project is dry, you can decorate it as creatively and colorfully as you like. These would make great handmade gifts. For more information, visit First Pallette.

Cylindrical clay pots
Decorative Clay Pots
These cool cylinders are very easy to make and make a great home décor piece. You can use a paper towel tube as a mold to keep your pot hollow and perfectly round. For more information, visit What Katie Does.

Clay pendant
Kid's Pendant
This stamped clay pendant is a great craft project to do with your kids when you’re stuck inside on a rainy day. It would make a great gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any other important person in your child’s life. For more information, visit The 36th Avenue.

stamped clay tile mirror
Stamped Clay Tile Mirror
These clay tiles are so fun and easy to make with your favorite rubber stamps and mica powders! Create a beautiful tile mosaic to frame a mirror or photo in no time at all — visit Harpie's Crafty Corner to learn more.

Leaf bowls air-dry clay
Pressed Leaf Bowls
These elegant air-dry clay leaves are a bit more intricate to make, but the payoff will be artistic pieces that look beautiful, even without paint or glaze. For more information, visit Urban Comfort.

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  • by omabeate
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    Great selection. No time right now to get into another medium, but if I live long enough, I definatly will start working sculptering one day.