Name Clay Keychain

Create these easy keychains for yourself or for your loved ones by spelling out their names in clay! Make a "DAD" or "MOM" keychain for a perfect Father's day or Mother's Day gift!
Name Clay Keychain craft


  • Air dry modeling clay (e.g. Crayola Model Magic or
    Amaco cloud clay)
  • Pipe cleaner or craft wire
  • White glue
  • Scissors

Safety Tips

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Step 1 Name Clay Keychain craft 1. Obtain the desired colors of air dry modeling clay that you want to use.
Step 2 Name Clay Keychain craft 2. The easiest way to form clay into alphabet letters is to mold clay into long sausage-shaped pieces.
Step 3 Name Clay Keychain craft 3. Form the sausage-shaped clay into a letter "D" to start off your D-A-D keychain or mold it into the first letter of the name that you're spelling.
Step 4 Name Clay Keychain craft Ask for an adult's help.4. Instead of proceeding with the other clay letters, it's best to make a link for your keychain before your first clay letter starts to set. Loop a 2-inch long piece of pipe cleaner or craft wire on one end. Carefully insert the straight end of the pipe cleaner into the middle section of your first clay letter. Push it into the clay until the loop touches the clay. Pat the clay around the area where the link enters and exits the clay to fix the link in place.
Step 5 Name Clay Keychain craft 5. Make more clay letters to spell out "dad" or the name that you're working on.
Step 6 Name Clay Keychain craft 6. Glue the letters together with white glue. Allow the glue and the letters to set overnight.
Step 7 Name Clay Keychain craft 7. Once the clay has set, fold down the protruding tip of the pipe cleaner.
Step 8 Name Clay Keychain craft 8. As easy as that, you have just made a special name clay keychain.

Your dad or mom will surely appreciate carrying around this thoughtful handmade gift from you!

More Ideas

Car Clay Keychain craft This clay keychain need not be limited to clay letters. You can shape clay into your dad's or loved one's favorite things (e.g. a car, a musical instrument, a basketball).

If your clay shape is thick enough, you can use a paper clip as a keychain link instead of the looped pipe cleaner piece that we made in the tutorial above. Insert an entire paper clip into your clay shape until only a small loop is protruding from the clay.