DIYs for Kids: Easy Textured Pendants with Air Dry Clay

Posted by Andreja Vucajnk
Make air dry clay textured pendants in no time! This is the perfect little craft for kids who love unique jewelry.

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If your kids love jewelry and would love to have their own unique and pretty piece, why not have them make one by themselves? I promise, it's easy peasy!

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What you need

  • Crayola Model Magic Air Dry Clay
  • Crayola Washable White Paint (Neon White was used in this project)
  • Cookie or clay cutters
  • Paint brush
  • Nature materials for texture (twigs, leaves, etc.)
  • Rolling pin for clay
  • String
  • Optional: Varnish

Roll the clay with the help of the rolling pin. I just love how soft and easy to work with this clay is! Once you are happy with the thickness, place twigs or other objects for texture on the clay and gently run the rolling pin over them a few times.

Remove the twigs or other objects and cut the pendant with a cookie or clay cutter.

Punch a hole through the pendant with a straw.

Let the clay dry. Crayola air dry clay needs 24 hours to dry on the outside and 72 hours to dry completely, you can start decorating your pendant after 24 hours (or a little bit sooner).

When the clay dries it's time to give your pendant that extra something.

Crayola washable neon paints are perfect for that as they will help your kids achieve a transparent chalky look. Apply a small amount of neon white paint on the pendant. Do not apply paint in the texture part as we want those to stand out. Now rub the paint with your fingers over the whole pendant (or with a sponge if you have that one rare kid that doesn't like to have messy hands). This will make the pendant look fancier.

As these Crayola paints are washable you might want to protect your pendant with a clear varnish to make it waterproof.

Now all that's left to do is add some string and proudly hang around the neck.