11 Fun Projects Your Kids Can Make with a Lump of Air Dry Clay

From pinch pots and fridge magnets to dragon eggs and unicorns there’s an air dry clay project here to inspire kids of all ages!


From pinch pots and fridge magnets to dragon eggs and unicorns there's an air dry clay project here to inspire kids of all ages

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Air Dry Clay Projects for Kids

When you want to make something out of nothing you can’t beat working with a lump of air dry clay!

The kids can get creative while working their hand muscles moulding and and stretching and cutting the dough. And then when they’re done their creations can be put on display for everyone to see.

Of course sometimes a plain old lump of clay can be a little daunting, so I’ve been off searching for some fun air dry clay projects to inspire them!

1 | Painted Mosaic Pinch Pots for Little Treasures

Painted Mosaic Pinch Pots for Little TreasuresIf your child loves collecting little treasures they will have fun making these sweet pinch pots to store them in! Pinch pots are super easy to make and this tutorial shows you how to either paint them, or use pony beads to make a mosaic effect.

Painted Mosaic Pinch Pots for Little Treasures by Hadmade Charlotte

2 | Clay Flower Ring Bowls

Clay Flower Ring BowlsThese clay flower bowls are gorgeous, and look like something you’d pay a lot of money for at a trendy store! They’re fun to make and would make a wonderful gift, perhaps for Mother’s Day or a new bride!

Clay Flower Ring Bowls by Pink Stripey Socks

3 | Clay Unicorn Magnets

Clay Unicorn MagnetsWe love us some unicorn crafts so I just had to share these magical magnets with you! I love that this craft was a challenge to use three items that don’t usually go together. The unicorn’s horn is pretty clever!

Clay Unicorn Magnets by Glued to My Crafts

4 | How to Make a Button Mosaic Turtle

How to Make a Button Mosaic Turtlehttps://youtu.be/f49uBx-FT70 Here’s a cute air dry clay craft that even your toddler can get involved with! They’ll have a blast decorating this little turtle with buttons! If you make sure they’re as flat as possible he’d make a really cute drinks coaster!

How to Make a Button Mosaic Turtle by Hobbycraft

5 | Clay Shapes Mobile

Clay Shapes MobileThis mobile is bright and colourful and just right for hanging in the play room or your child’s bedroom!

Clay Shapes Mobile by Crafts by Amanda

6 | Portrait Necklaces

Portrait NecklacesOh my goodness, how fabulous are these necklaces! I love the idea of including a picture in the pendant, sort of like a locket.

Portrait Necklaces by DIY Candy

7 | Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids

Pasta Mosaic Art Project for KidsWell I had to look twice at that picture before I realised the flowers were made out of pasta noodles! Very clever! This is a project that is perfect for kids of all ages and that you will happily want to put on display once it’s set!

Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids by Buggy and Buddy

8 | How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

How to Make Fantasy Dragon EggsOooh I am totally in love with these dragon eggs! What a fabulous way to put those nature treasures on display! And of course depending on the colours you use and the treasures you decorate them with this is a great craft for boys and girls to make!

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs by Adventure in a Box

9 | DIY Mobile Phone Holders out of Clay

DIY Mobile Phone Holders out of ClayHere’s the perfect gift idea for anyone in your life that has a mobile phone… that’ll be everyone then! Your kids will have fun dreaming up different patterns to make and different colours to paint them.

DIY Mobile Phone Holders out of Clay by Hattifant

10 | Geometric Clay Pencil Holder

Geometric Clay Pencil HolderAre you ready to start thinking about back to school yet? This fun geometric pencil holder is super easy to make from air dry clay, and of course your kids can then paint it any colour they like. I think any teacher would love to receive one as as gift for sure!

Geometric Clay Pencil Holder by Lines Across

11 | Air Pot Plant Planters

Air Pot Plant PlantersIf you love air plants you’ll know you can never have enough planters, so why not spend the afternoon with your kiddos shaping these teeny pots from clay and seeing who can come up with the most creative paint design!

Air Pot Plant Planters by Alisa Burke


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