How to Sculpt Clay Heads & Bodies and a Turtle and Mouse

How to Sculpt Clay Heads & Bodies and a Turtle and MouseIt is so much fun to sculpt with clay but without the right techniques and methods, it is all a guessing game. This tutorial will show, with illustrated steps, how to sculpt human heads and bodies, as well as a clay turtle and a clay mouse. You won’t need to guess any more, follow these directions and you will be on your way to a great sculpture in no time.

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Soap Carving for Kids and Making Soap Sculptures Safely

Soap Carving for Kids and Making Soap Sculptures Safely Soap can be a great first-time sculpting activity as soap is soft enough for small hands to work with. Your child can have fun and be creative without worrying that he might mess up the soap, since soap is cheap enough to replace. Your child will be able to find his or her inner artist and find out about new skills that they didn’t know they even had.

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How to Make Papier Mache Bowls

How to Make Papier Mache BowlsToday I’m going to show you how to make Papier Mache Bowls. Using a wooden, glass or ceramic bowl for your armature for this project as well as newspaper strips and the papier mache paste we will make together you will be able to make a beautiful bowl that you can actually hold stuff in. Once dry you will paint the bowl in the beautiful colors of your choice…. it is an all around fun project. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make Crepe Paper Mache Rock Sculptures

How to Make Crepe Paper Mache Rock SculpturesHAVE you ever wished you could suggest a use for the interesting stones that children bring home? Here is an idea. By adding crepe-paper mache to these rocks, the children can produce interesting creatures of the imagination. These can be used for paperweight gifts, but the experience of making them has its own reward. With crepe-paper mache children can make rocks into birds, animals, vehicles, fruit, vegetables, holiday novelties. Sounds fun, right? Sure does. So, let’s get started.

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15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid TinsIf you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. But, you can count on each of them being a lot of fun. So, scroll through the different Altoid Tin crafts and you are sure to find one that you will like. So, grab your Altoid Tin Containers and let’s get started on some fun crafts.

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Ideas for Kids to Make Seder Plates for Passover

Ideas for Kids to Make Seder Plates for PassoverPassover will be here in just a couple of days. And with Passover comes the wonderful Passover Seder. And, even though we know how fantastic Passover Seder is…. we know how difficult it is to get the kids to sit still and enjoy the Passover Seder. Well, how about if they help out with the Seder? The kids can make the Seder Plate for Passover. Even if it isn’t the main Seder Plate you use for the Seder they can at least work on the Children’s table Passover Seder Plate. Beings that the children helped make the Passover Seder Plate will hold their attention a little more as they will want to pay attention to see how it will be used during the Seder.

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How to Make Clay Birds

How to Make Clay BirdsI have a fun clay activity for you. Today I’m going to show you how to make Clay Birds…. or really any Clay Animal you would like to make. The only material you will need for this craft is clay…. that’s it. The first sight of clay as it is taken from a crock or plastic bag is enough to get kids interested. Show them to roll, flatten, remove air bubbles, and what to do so the clay will not dry too fast and crack. This first clay project serves to give kids experience with the clay, and incidentally endears it to them. So, grab some clay and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Clay Pinch Pot

How to Make a Clay Pinch PotI have a fun and creative craft for you today. In this post I’m going to show you how to make a Clay Pinch Pot. Actually, in this post I don’t show you how to make this pot step-by-step…. instead I just direct you. This way you are using your own creative juices to make this clay pinch pot yourself. Use the image and instructions below to give direction on how to make your own Clay Pinch Pot. So, grab some clay and let’s get started.

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How to make a Tricorn Hat Badge

Today I’m going to be showing you how to make a Tricorn Hat Badge. The Tricorn Hat was a very popular hat in the 18th Century. The turned-up portions of the brim formed gutters that directed rainwater away from the wearer’s face, depositing most of it over his shoulders. Well, in this post I’m going to show you had to make this style Hat into a brooch that you can wear. Because we’ll use oven-hardening polymer clay you’ll need a little help from an adult.

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How to Make a Wooden Beads Bracelet with an African Mask Charm

Black History Month will be coming to a close in the next couple of days. With that being said…. I thought we could use this opportunity to make a craft for Black History Month. Today I’m going to show you how to make a Wooden Beads Bracelet with an African Mask Charm. The bracelet turns out just absolutely beautiful…. it truly does. And, when using the ochre paint it ages the charm to give it an authentic look. Because we’ll use oven-hardening polymer clay for the mask, you’ll need a little help from an adult. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Sailor Moon Wand

Do you like the Sailor Moon cartoon? If so, then I have a fun craft for you today. In this post I will show you how to make a Sailor Moon Wand from the Sailor Moon cartoon. Isn’t that a treat? The craft is not complicated at all and it is a ton of fun. Made with Play Dough and a Crystal this craft turns out looking exactly like the Sailor Moon Wand on TV. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started on this fun craft!!

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How to Make a Crab Ring

Oh boy…. do I have a fun craft for you right now. I am going to be showing you how to make a Crab Ring out of Clay. Yep…. and it’s going to be a lot of fun. You might need a little bit of adult help as the clay will need to be baked for a little bit to harden the clay. But, other than that you should be good on your own. This crab ring will be perfect for you to wear this coming Spring….. or better yet, give it as a gift. Either way…. this crab ring is sure to be loved. So, let’s get started.

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How to Make Clay Bowls and Dishes

How to Make Clay Bowls and DishesIf you love sculpting with clay….. then I have a fun craft for you. Today I’m going to show you how to make Bowls and Dishes made out of Clay. You will need some adult supervision for this craft as the clay will need to be baked once you have finished forming your Bowls and Dishes. Simply bake the clay according to the clay’s instructions. Are you ready to get started? Simply grab some clay and we will move on with the craft.

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How to Make Chalk Sculptures

How to Make Chalk SculpturesI have a fun and creative craft for you today. I’m going to show you how to make Chalk Sculptures simply with a pin and some blackboard chalk. I give you some examples of things to make with your chalk sculptures, but please feel free to use your imagination to make whatever you would like with your chalk sculptures. The choices are virtually endless of the things you can make. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Whistling Birdie Toy

I have a fun craft for you today. I’m going to show you how to make a Whistling Birdie Toy. This Whistling Birdie toy is a traditional toy from Romania. It is common to see the children of Romania playing with a Whistling Birdie toy like the one I’m going to show you how to make today. And, believe it or not…. it will actually whistle. And, if you add a little water to the whistling birdie it will sound like it is a real bird. Because you will be using polymer clay you will need a little help from an adult. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make Cute Fruit Pendants

If you were looking for a super fun craft that turns out equally super cute…. then I have the craft for you today. I’m going to show you how to make Cute Fruit Pendants. These pendants are made from Polymer Clay, so they turn out really durable…. another words, they will last. Add a little paint and a couple of eye pins and you have the materials needed to do this craft. Keep in mind that the polymer clay will need to be baked, so you will need an adult for this part. So, grab the materials needed and let’s get this craft started.

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