DIY Clay Charms

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

Over the winter break my kids and I went to the beach for a few days.  The beach is my refuge.  I love it there.  Even in the winter when it’s col, windy and rainy, there’s no place I’d rather be.  (Well, maybe a beach that’s hot and sunny???)  While there my kids and I watched movies, played games and crafted like crazy.

I wasn’t so sure about making clay charms.  I’m crafty, but sculpting clay?  It made me a little nervous.  But my kids insisted so we drove to the local crafting store and bought Polymer Clay.  You don’t really need any other tools except little eye hooks to put on the top.  Even that could be substituted with wire.  So I was pleased that our newest craft didn’t take a million different supplies that I would have to buy.

I was amazed how easy it was and how much fun we had!  We set up a station (meaning we cleared the coffee table) in front of the TV and got to work.  We watched movies and created and it was an absolute blast.  My kids loved it.  And it was so much fun seeing their minds work and create.

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

You can create just about anything and there are a ton of YouTube videos out there on how to do them.

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

Put them on a baking sheet and bake according to the package.  You can glaze them when they are cold.

Here are just a few of our creations we made.

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

What do you think?  Not professional quality by any means.  But for this families first time attempting to make clay charms, we’re pretty pleased.  We’re going to make some more this weekend and make earrings.  I’m envisioning little tacos for Taco Tuesday.  Right?

DIY Polymere Clay Charms

Things you will need:

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  1. I am thoroughly impressed! They are so cute and look fantastic! What a fun mom you are! Did you paint them, or is that just different colors of clay? How do you make them shiny? Maybe you can send me a link to any tutorials that you used:) Thanks, Erin!

    • Thanks Sue! We used polymer clay in different colors. I didn’t want to bother with painting them. After they are cooled we glazed them and let them sit. I added the products we used in the post. Sorry about that. If you search ‘clay charms” on YouTube a ton of different videos will come up. I just brought up images online and then figured it out by what they looked like. You’ll be surprised how easy they are to make.