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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY Fondant figures & clay crafts!  DIY Fondant figurescake decorating with fondant, fondant figure tutorials for beginners, step-by-step fondant figure making tutorials, DIY cake toppers ), clay crafts: easy clay crafts for kids ( play-doh crafts and ideas for kids, salt -dough crafts and ideas for kids ), polimer clay crafts ( polimer clay figures / fimo figures, polimer clay tutorials, polimer clay jewelry tutorials ), air drying clay figures and air drying clay crafts, sugar sculptures, chocolate sculptures, sculptures / sculpturing tutorials, clay recipes ( homemade play-doh recipes, homemade salt-dough recipes, homemade cold porcelain recipes) .. any many other creative clay craft ideas & tutorials!
Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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Purple donkey - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay donkey ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute donkey ( or horse ) out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the donkey figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute donkey with the kids just for fun !
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Cute squirrels - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay squirrel couple ! In this video tutorial Ewa will show you how to make these super cute squirrels out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the squirrel figurines : they can be adorable cake toppers from fondant , you can create cute fall decors from them with air drying clay or even you can use simple play-doh plasticine or salt-dough to create some with the kids !
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School monsters - alien pencil toppers from polimer clay
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay alien / moster pencil topper ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute alien & monster pencil topper out of polimer clay! Of course you can use these cute alien/monster figurines to create other fun gifts, such as birthday cakes ( from fondant or marzipan ) , earrings, or keychains ! This polimer craft project i s absolutely suitable for kids and adults as well. ( It could be a great teacher appreciation gift or back to school craft ! )
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Gorgeous lilac with cold porcelain ( clay flower )
Will you believe me if i say that this gorgeous lilac flower is made from air drying clay / homemade cold porcelain? Unbelievable, isn't it? To make this gorgeous life-like lilac flower you will need air drying clay / modelling clay or homemade cold porcelain and acrylic paints. With this nice step-by-step photo tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous clay flower! Well, it's not the easiest and quickest craft project in our collection ( because the small details ) but absolutely worth the time and effort! This gorgeous flower won't wither which makes it  a perfect spring home decor  or a gorgeous gift for any occasion!
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DIY Valentine's salt dough heart ornament
These salt dough heart ornaments by The Best Ides For Kids is just a perfect Valentine’s day or Mother’s day gift. You can even save them to give as lovely Christmas gifts. If you don't want to make hearts for Valentine's day you can turn them into pretty fridge magnets or just create a few darling paperweights. The kids will love painting and decorating their own salt dough hearts. This salt dough craft is suitable for kids of all ages and the finished photo ornaments make such darling keepsake gifts for every special occasion!
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Gary the snail polimer clay figurine ( Spongebob )
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a fun polimer clay Gary ! ( You know, the adorable snail cat from Spongebob Squarepants ! ) In this video tutorial you can learn how to make Gary out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the Gary figurines : it can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute kids' room decors with it from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create Gary the snail with the kids just for fun !
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Adorable plomer clay Santa with his reindeers (step-by-step tutorial)
These super cute Santa and reindeer figurines can be easily made with any soft, clay materials such as: polimer clays, play-doh, pre colored salt-dough and baking soda clays, or even with fondant! You can make them as cute decors in your Christmas cake, Christmas table or you can gift them as keychains because they're so adorable everyone will love them in any form! In this nice polimer clay blog you can find a free step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make them. This clay/fondant project doesn't require special equipments because the Santa and the reindeers are only consists of simple base shapes!
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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DIY gorgoeous lotus candle holders with air drying clay
Today she will show you how to make a lotus inspired tea candle holder out of oven-bake polymer or air dry clay ! Growing from the mud and blooming towards the sky, a lotus symbolizes purity, spiritual awakening, revival and fortune. This gorgeous vintage/shabby style home decor is not just super easy to make but you can give them as nice gifts for any occasions as well! ( The lotus flower tea candle holder can be a perfect Christmas gift in snow white or a nice Mother's day gift in any pastel color! ) You can use them to decorate your home or your wedding party at any time of the year because these delicate clay flowers are soo beautiful in any color!
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DIY Unicorn Christmas tree ornament
If you’re looking for some simple and fun Christmas ornament ideas this year, we have so many to share with you! This one is perfect to make for the unicorn fan in your family. These easy DIY unicorn ornaments will make the perfect gifts for Christmas. Or simply make them with your unicorn fan in the house to hang on the Christmas tree as a fun afternoon craft! These unicorn Christmas ornaments are so fun to make!
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How to make a 2 ingredient super easy homemade slime
This is how to make laundry detergent slime at home with only 2 ingredients! Easy goo recipe that is made with glue, detergent and any color you like. If you didn’t have any borax at home to create fun slimes just use laundry detergent instead and glue which seems like the key ingredient in all slime recipes. If you are looking for a borax free slime here is a super easy way to make it! It’s quite easy to do and it has a good consistency that is not too icky, sticky, or tough. Just glue and laundry detergent slime is just a matter of mixing slowly until you get the consistency you desire.
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Easy DIY Clay garden markers - garden decoration
Take the guesswork out of gardening with these super cute and easy DIY garden markers by Oh, The Things We'll Make! Setting seeds and waiting for them to grow into full-fledged plants, flowers or fruits is much like seeing your child grow. It is natural for you to want to clearly identify all of your plants and species, so that you don’t mix them up and end up ruining all your hard work. With these super cute and easy DIY garden markers your plants also will be clearly identified when you want to show them off to your friends and family. Best of all, these DIY plant markers are super easy to make and they're pretty unique too!
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Crocodile - easy polymer clay tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make a cute crocodile figure and learn basic sculpting techniques aof polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute crocodile can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , kid's room decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay crocodile is a beginner polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute crocodile !
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DIY Polimer clay flower fairy ( step-by-step sculpting tutorial )
In this step-by-step tutorial, Celidonia Studio will teach you how to sculpt a cute flower fairy from polymer clay. This lovely little figurine can be a wonderful spring decor in your home, a lovely addition to your fairy garden or you can use fondant and create it as a lovely cake decoration for your favorite little fairy! Isn't this polymer clay fairy is just pure cuteness? Watch this sculpting tutorial and create yours today!
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Homemade cold porcelain clay recipe
With the help of this brilliant website you can create your own cold porcelain clay from cheap ingredients. (These beautiful roses has made with cold porcelain too). Cold because it's hardening in air!
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DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern (Santa,penguin & snowman)
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made this GORGEOUS Christmas decor e with using th ree plastic soda bottles , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable Christmas decor is very fun to make and you can use it a a lovely tea candle holder both indoor and outdoor! If you love upcycling, playing with clay and creating lovely and Santa crafts you will love this! The finished DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY Mason jar unicorn pencil holder
We are obsessed with unicorn and mason jar crafts! So, why not combine the two? Create these beautiful and super cute mason jar unicorn pencil holders by following along Lines Across' step-by-step tutorial. You can make these adorable mason jar unicorns to keep them on your desk as pencil holders, or they would also be perfect for other things too ( imagine a lovely unicorn planter ) !
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Easter bunny threat box - polimer clay bunny tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make super adorable bunny figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute bunny can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade gift , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay bunny is a surprisingly easy polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute Easter bunny!
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DIY homemade cold porcelain rose bouquet in a pot
We love homemade cold porcelain clay because it can be used to create soo many gorgeous decorations just like this beautiful rose bouquet. Beautiful, isn't it? This rose bouquet can be a nice gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, weddings , anniversaries, Mother's day, Valentine's day etc ) or you can use them to make gorgeous home decors as well! With a little acrylic paint you can color the flowers to any fun or pastell colrs that fits into your home or the ocassion! ( You can find 2 different cold porcelain clay recipes in our site! ) Watch this nice step-by-step polimer clay rose making tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous rose bouquet !
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DIY Inexpensive golden clay furniture knobs
Today we are really excited to be sharing another a DIY for the room , how to make inexpensive but still gorgeous and stylish clay knobs ! These unique and gorgeous golden gem-like door knobs are so easy to make but look super great! We bet you will get a lots of “wow i can’t believe you made those yourself” remarks. And if one of your DIY clay furniture knobs is crumble somehow ( from heavy use or moving ) you can easily replace if with an another one!
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DIY antistress ball with balloons and flour
Stress is the most destroying power in our time. So we suggest to relax with squeezing my DIY Anti Stress Ball ! This super easy and cheap handmade toy helps to relieve stress and even exercise the muscles of your hand! If you are not stressed at all - it is really fun to squeeze it and make different shapes and forms ( especially when you drew a face on the balloons ). If you want to draw a face on the baloon and flour anti stress ball - use a permanent marker, and you can spice it up with funny hairstyles with a little yarn !
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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DIY Clay leaf dish - easy fall craft (for kids)
Fall is the perfect time to do crafts with leaves and nature! This leaf clay dish by The Best Ideas For Kids is one kids can make easily. It would make a beautiful gift they can personalize for a birthday or Christmas. This DIY clay leaf dish is a gorgeous piece that can be used as a ring dish or simply to hold items like keys and coins. You can even turn it into a leaf bowl by using different ( larger ) leaves ! So head to thebestideasforkids.com and learn how to make one gorgeous leaf dish :
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DIY Unicorn kinetic sand recipe - fun craft for kids
We love kinetic sand! If you spending way too much on the kinetic sand at the store: make it at home in unicorn colors with Mama Plus One's fun tutorial! This homemade kinetic sand is easy and affordable. Kinetic sand is such a great therapeutic tool, and also a great sensory tool! Read Mama Plus One's step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own kinetic sand in fun unicorn colors.This DIY Unicorn kinetic sand recipe is super easy , quick to make and so fun to play with!
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DIY Chunky knit tin can planter - winter decor
A tin can. Such a simple material and so many fun possibilities! With a pack of clay , you can transform an ordinary tin can into a gorgeous winter wonderland home decor piece! ( But of course, you can add a chunky knit to any surface that's oven safe. No knitting experience required! ) As usual, Lily Ardor will show you how to make this knitted tin can planter from scratch. Watch the video tutorial, and let's get crafting!
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Bunny Easter egg gift box with air drying clay (or paper clay)
Use this step-by-step video tutorial to make super adorable bunny figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute bunny can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade gift , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay bunny treat box is a surprisingly easy polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute Easter bunny!
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Cute sitting angel with dog - step by step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a lovely sitting polimer clay angel with her dog friend ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute angel with dog out of polimer clay! This adorable sitting angel figurine can be a great Christmas decor , or you can make one to remember your old beloved dog who is in dog heaven now. Of course you can make the polimer clay dog and angel separately and create gorgeous decorations with them! If you leave out the little angel' s wings it can be an adorable cake topper for a little girl who is in love with puppies / dogs !
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Cute cat couple - polymer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay cat ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute sitting cat out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the sitting cat figurines : in can be a lovely Valentine's day or wedding cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute sitting cat with the kids just for fun !
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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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How to make fantasy dragon eggs - kids craft idea
What would dragon eggs look like? Adventure in a box decided that they must be encrusted with jewels and precious stones from dragon’s treasury. Of course,you need to make dragon eggs with the kids, just in case a baby dragon might hatch out of one! You can use air dry clay to create the dragon eggs or simply use it's super cheap alternative: the salt-dough! These dragon eggs can be perfect art projects for the kids in the classroom! Put your dragon eggs in a basket and voilá' you have a fun Easter decor! (Or gift!)
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5 Easy DIY Valentine's day gifts and room decor ideas
Love is all we need! This video tutoria l will help you to prove or show your love with easy DIY Valentine's day gifts and decorations. You'll find out how to make a paper heart garland, 3D Valentine's Card, fluffy pom-pom hearts , easy but awesome ring dish of polymer clay , cute sleep mask of felt, and true handmade wall art for those who are in love. These adorable, quick, inexpensive and easy Valwntine's day decor and gift ideas can be real life savers because they can be great last-minute projects as well! Of course you can use these great romantic gift and decor ideas to spice up your wedding as well, because they will look gorgeous in any size and color!
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