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Polymer clay is a craft room staple in my house. Most kids love play dough, but mine are all about the clay. I love that with clay you have the freedom to experiment, create whatever is in your imagination, and if it doesn’t turn out quite like you expected you can roll it into a ball and start all over again. My favorite thing about polymer clay though is that once you’ve created exactly what you want, you can bake it and it becomes a permanent reminder of time that you spent crafting with your kids.
Bean and I first started playing with clay to make beads for jewelry. It was an easy way to experiment with how to soften the clay, mix colors together and form it into a simple shape. Later, when she start collecting Littlest Pet Shop and Shopkins figures we started trying to recreate her favorite characters out of clay.
Recently, we received some Sculpey Eraser Clay for a gift and my kids have had so much fun creating their own rubber erasers.
I always love the little characters that we make out of clay so much, and wanted to come up with a fun way to display them. In my latest contributor post at MomResource.ca I share my tutorial for how to make a DIY 4D Greeting Card using polymer clay, artists canvas from the dollar store, a bit of paint and a glue gun! I had so much fun creating this project. I originally imagined the card to just have two owls on it, but kept adding, and adding, and adding to it!
Head on over to MomResource.ca to get the full instructions on how to make this DIY 4D Greeting Card that would be perfect for Father’s Day!
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