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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!
How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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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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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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Super easy borax free slime recipe - slime with baking soda!
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and create a super fun DIY clear galaxy slime with simple household ingredients ! You never know when you're going to need a slime recipe - and this one's a good & super easy one- so pin it, bookmark it, copy it, do whatever you have to do to get it in your craft armory. The oozy galaxy gunk will bounce, blow bubbles, drip, and splat with the perfect combination of gross and awesome. The most important part: this DIY galaxy slime recipe uses simple ingredients and will be ready for play in mere minutes. Store in a plastic container with a lid in the refrigerator to extend the life of your homemade galaxy slime .
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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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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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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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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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DIY Unicorn pumpkin - fun Halloween decor
The mess of pumpkin carving can be overwhelming, so make a fun unicorn decorated pumpkin this Halloween instead! This adorable DIY unicorn pumpkin by Confettidea is the perfect solution for those who want all the Jack-o-lanterns but none of the clean-up of a real pumpkin. Complete with felt ears, a sparkly horn, and rainbow mane, these glam pumpkins are perfect for the unicorn- lover in your life. Get ready to have the most magical Halloween ever!
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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DIY Polimer clay girl keychain in knitted sweater
Today's step-by-step polimer clay tutorial is a lovely polimer clay girl in knitted sweater ! In this pictorial tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute little girl keychain out of polimer clay! This adorable girl figurine can be a great Christmas decor ( Christmas ornament ) ,or you can create some as a lovely Christmas gift for your friends and family members! If you attach little angel wings to it's back it can be a super adorable angel ornament as well!
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY Styrofoam ball bunny - Easter decoration
Time to get going with Easter craft ideas ! Could there be anything cuter for your Easter table than ball bunnies ? Well, maybe a real live baby bunny would be cuter.. but bunnies are for life kids , not just for Easter ! Start collecting styrofoam balls and make these adorable and easy DIY Styrofoam ball bunnies for Easter decorating . They’d also make sweet Easter gifts or cute spring tree ornaments !
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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 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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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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Cuddly koala family ( step-by-step polymer clay tutorial )
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make cute koala bear figures using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute koala bear can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay koala bear is a relatively easy / medium 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 koala bear !
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DIY Unicorn Christmas tree ornament
If you’re looking for a super fun Christmas ornament idea this year, you are at the right place! This lovely DIY Unicorn Christmas tree ornament by The Farm Girl Gabs is perfect to decorate your Christmas tree and also as a lovely gift for the unicorn fan in your family because these cute and easy DIY unicorn ornaments will just 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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Easy DIY Seashell necklace - fun summer craft for kids
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Pick one of your favorites and turn it into a DIY seashell necklace by following along Moms & Crafters step-by-step tutorial ! Seashell necklace s make beautiful pieces of jewelry, and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach. You can also give the finished seashell necklaces away as gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch. Whichever seashell necklace you plan to make, this open-ended craft is perfect for teen summer camp, for a beach party, or any day just for fun!
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Adorable sitting raven - step by step polimer clay tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make miniature figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute raven can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay raven 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 sitting raven !
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Kid’s fingerprint handmade Christmas ornaments
For this year make these cute clay ornaments with the kids to hang on the Christmas tree! Our favorite part about these gorgeous snowflake ornaments is that the little hearts are made with kids’ fingerprints!  This cute snowflake Christmas tree ornament  keepsake is perfect for the kids to do at Christmas,even you can whip up a few homemade gift tags for the presents with this nice fingerprint preserving technique in no time! This super cute Christmas kids craft is very easy to do, and it can be a lovely handmade Christmas gift for parents  & grandparents as well!
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DIY Spinning Pusheen toy with a fidget spinners
Lots of people have requested more clay tutorials so here's a fun room decor or Christmas gift idea ! This funny DIY Spinning Pusheen toy re-uses a fidget spinner, which most people probably have at home already. Fidget spinners are on sale everywhere now so even you don't have one, you can definitely buy one pretty cheaply. Maqaroon has simply made a clay Pusheen to sit on top which turned out to be surprisingly fun to play with . We think this makes a lovely, touching gift for parents since they can keep this on on their desk at work.
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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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DIY stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornament
Say Not Sweet Anne is here to show you a quick and easy Christmas craft idea that can be used in so many ways over the holidays: stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornaments ! Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. So, why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Visit saynotsweetanne.com and learn how to make them unique, and original; not just another salt dough ornament :
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Cute little girls ( step-by-step polymer clay tutorial )
Polymer clay is a 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 girl. Of course, you can use other materials to create the sitting girl figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay!
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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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Spotted little goat - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful stuff. 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 goat. Of course, you can use other materials to create the goat 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 goats with the kids just for fun !
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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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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