|These clay creations can be used as key chain charms or bag charms, or can even be worn as a pendant. Make them for your mom on Mother's Day or for your friends on Valentine's Day.|
- Small craft materials such as beads and rhinestones are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.
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|1.||You can use either commercial air dry clay or prepare your own salt dough.|
|2.||Mold the clay into the desired shape. You can shape it with your hands or use a cookie cutter or a play dough shape mold.|
|3.||To create this swirly effect, combine two colors of clay, and mix only partially before molding into the intended shape.|
|4.||Make a link by inserting any of these at the top end of the shape:
a.) a paper clip;
b.) bend a short pipe cleaner or craft wire into a "U" shape;
c.) Loop one end of a short piece of pipe cleaner or craft wire;
|5.||Carefully bury the link deep into the clay until only a small loop is visible. Pat the clay around the link.|
|6.||Some ideas on how to decorate the clay shape:
a.) Add details with bits of clay.
|b.) Embed rhinestones and beads into the clay.|
|c.) Add a photo at the center. Click here for step-by-step instructions.|
|7.||Let the clay set overnight. Once dry, your clay creations be used as keychain charms. They'll be awesome handmade gifts for your friends and loved ones.|
|8.||They can also be used as bag charms.|
|9.||It can even be worn as a pendant! Enjoy wearing your clay creations or make one for your mom on Mother's Day or for your friends on Valentine's Day.|