11 Fun Things Your Kids Can Make with Polymer Clay

From keychain charms and necklaces to bookmarks and magnetic letters there is something for kids of all ages to make in this collection of easy polymer clay crafts for kids!

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From monster and owl charms to bookmarks and jewellery there is something for kids of all ages to make in this collection of the best polymer clay crafts for kids!

Polymer Clay Crafts for Kids

Yesterday I shared a collection of fabulous air dry clay crafts, but there’s another type of clay that all kids should have in their craft stash and that’s polymer clay!

Why? Because polymer clay is simple to work with, but but it’s really versatile and your kids can work with really small pieces to make fine details on their creations. So it’s perfect for making small charms and jewellery.

Need some inspiration before you head out to buy some? Just keep on scrolling, I promise by the time you reach the end of this collection you’ll be itching to join in with the kids’ crafting session!

1 | Making Clay Face Magnets

Making Clay Face MagnetsHow sweet are these clay magnets with all their facial expressions! They are sure to brighten up your fridge or your magnetic noticeboard, and what a wonderful way to inspire a conversation about emotions while you’re crafting.

Making Clay Face Magnets by While She Naps

2 | How to Make Clay Wooden Bead Necklaces

How to Make Clay Wooden Bead NecklacesI love the marbled effect on these bead necklaces, and it’s such a clever idea to shape the clay around wooden beads so they’re lighter.

How to Make Clay Wooden Bead Necklaces by Hello Wonderful

3 | Friendly Monster Polymer Clay Earrings

Friendly Monster Polymer Clay EarringsOh how sweet are these little monsters! These would be the perfect earrings to make if you’re looking for a Disney DIY to do ahead of a vacation for sure! They’s also make fabulous keychain charms!

Friendly Monster Polymer Clay Earrings by Eighteen25

4 | How to Make Best Friend Clay Necklaces

How to Make Best Friend Clay NecklacesHere’s a fun polymer clay craft for your daughter to do when she has her best friend over for a play date or a sleepover! They each have part of the heart which is whole when they’re together! I like the idea of using the letter beads to personalize them with their names too.

How to Make Best Friend Clay Necklaces by Pink Stripey Socks

5 | How to Make Polymer Clay Covered Pens

How to Make Polymer Clay Covered PensHere’s a fab back to school craft that would make a wonderfully thoughtful teacher gift. And of course when you see how pretty these pens are you’ll want a set for yourself too!

How to Make Polymer Clay Covered Pens by Creative in Chicago

6 | DIY Alphabet Magnets

DIY Alphabet MagnetsI think it’s pretty much a given that every family has a set of alphabet letters strewn across the fridge at one point or another. But if you don’t like those plastic magnets why not spend an afternoon together crafting some out of clay instead!

DIY Alphabet Magnets by Handmade Charlotte

7 | How To Make Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Paperclip Bookmarks

How To Make Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Paperclip BookmarksThese heart shaped bookmarks are fun to make and are a great back to school gift idea for friends and teachers. They’d make cute party favors too. Just make sure the kids make some for you for your planner or bullet journal!

How To Make Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Paperclip Bookmarks by Glitter ‘n’ Spice

8 | Friendship Craft: Thumbprint Beads and Jewelry

Friendship Craft: Thumbprint Beads and JewelryHere’s another cute way to make some friendship jewellery, for your child’s BFF or their favourite stuffy! I like the thumbprint to personalize them!

Friendship Craft: Thumbprint Beads and Jewelry by Alpha Mom

9 | DIY Owl Stitch Markers

DIY Owl Stitch MarkersOh how sweet are these little owls! This is a craft for older children and teens since it’s a bit fiddly, although to be fair the younger ones could probably put together some pretty adorable owls too! These are the perfect gift for the crochet lover or knitter in your family! Of course they’d make pretty cute bracelet charms or zipper pulls too!

DIY Owl Stitch Markers by Repeat Crafter Me

10 | Polymer Clay Tutorial: 6 Ways to Make Clay Bracelets

Polymer Clay Tutorial: 6 Ways to Make Clay BraceletsPolymer clay is so versatile there are hundreds of different ways you can use it to make something. Take these bracelets, there are six different ideas right here! My favourites are these bangles!

Polymer Clay Tutorial: 6 Ways to Make Clay Bracelets by Babble Dabble Do

11 | Clay Jewellery Kids Can Make

Clay Jewellery Kids Can MakeThese rose pendants are very elegant and even younger children can make them thanks to a mould. They would make a lovely handmade gift for grandma or of course for Mother’s Day!

Clay Jewellery Kids Can Make by The Girl Inspired

Polymer Clay Tips for Beginners

If you’ve never worked with polymer clay before check out this video that’s filled with tips to help you get started!


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