I’ve recently been getting more into clay crafts and the possibilities are endless! I have been practicing on a few different types of clay, as you’ll see. This fun list includes loads of fun clay craft ideas for moms. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
I have absolutely been loving the versatility of clay! I recently invested in a huge pack of polymer clay to make some alphabet magnets for M. (Huge hit, by the way…) They come in such a rainbow of colors and can be worked so many ways.
I started off with NO TOOLS (though I just bought the tools five minutes ago, I figured I’m better off with a set, since I plan to do PLENTY of clay crafting.)
I’ve also been toying with Crayola air dry clay. It’s super fun – a bit messier to handle, as it’s more like pottery clay – but it’s great for larger scale projects. If you’re looking for an air dry clay that’s more like polymer, you can go for air dry Sculpey clay – it’s a great lightweight alternative. I mean, it feels like air. I made chunky stud earrings with them and they weight next to nothing.
Choosing the right clay for your project is the first step, the next is inspiration! Find yours below – I hope you enjoy the video tutorials I embedded below as well!
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6 Clay Crafts for Moms to Make for themselves!!
Moms, stop doing EVERYTHING for your kids and take ten minutes to make something for yourselves for a change!
Here are six fun ideas with YOU in mind. Y’know the stuff you’d buy in the store if you WEREN’T crafty, when you wanted to splurge. But might as well make it and get in some relaxing time as well…
1. Faux Hammered Metal Candle Holders by Moms & Crafters:
I literally made these with “splurge” in mind! It’s not so simple to make candle holders with clay. You need the right kind of clay – read: non-flammable. DAS air hardening is the clay of choice for clay crafts that will involve fire, if you also need minimal shrinkage.
Watch the video below, or click here for the full tutorial.
2. Pinch Pots from Air Drying Clay by Incredibusy:
Simple pinch pots are a perfect way to green your home! They don’t take too long to make and are quite simple. Click the image above for the full tutorial, or watch the video below. This is the clay craft you’ll want to make a dozen of!
3. DIY Sunflower Clay Bowls by Red Ted Art:
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? They’re cheerful and classic.
Make clay sunflower bowls – you can make ten in one nap time – as gifts or as key-catchers.
4. DIY Clay Mobile Phone Holders by Hattifant:
I’m going crazy over both the pattern and the colors on these mobile phone holders by Hattifant. Make big ones to prop your tablet while cooking, or make smaller ones to keep your phone handy. These are sure to spice your desk up as well!
5. DIY Dipped Stone Earrings by Moms & Crafters:
Faceted geometric “stone” earrings can be made in minutes using Sculpey’s air dry clay. It’s extremely lightweight, making them super easy and comfortable to wear. Make a pair to match every outfit!
6. Magnetic Pin Bowl by Swoodson Says:
How clever is this magnetic pin bowl?! I think it’s brilliant. If you don’t sew, you can make it to hold other sorts of pins – such as safety pins, bobby pins, and other hair clips. I am so going to spice up that dresser with this!
6 Clay Crafts and DIY Toys for Moms to Make for Kids:
OKAY, okay, so you don’t want to justify running into your crafty hideaway after a long day?
What if you make something for the kids? If nothing else gets me going, that is always a justification that helps me calm my mom-guilt. No, the mom-guilt of treating myself right should NOT be there, but let’s be realistic, sometimes it just is…
7. DIY Alphabet Magnets from Clay by Moms & Crafters:
I bought my first package of polymer clay because I had tried making alphabet magnets with Crayola air dry clay and they were simply too thin – they fell apart! I used the clay for a few other projects before I finally got to these, but M loves them! Watch the video below or click on the image above for the full tutorial.
8. Clay dreidels (spinning tops) by Moms & Crafters:
Made in honor of the holiday of Hanukkah, these dreidels, or spinning tops, are so much fun to play with! But if you want to make it for any day, just skip the Hebrew letters that are symbolic of the holiday, and you have spinning tops for any day…
Watch the video below, or click the image above for the full tutorial.
9. DIY Clay maps by Moms & Crafters:
You can teach geography, play matching games, and do so much more with these DIY clay maps!
Another fun idea: make them before traveling somewhere to learn more about that new location.
10. Frozen Elsa Polymer Clay Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom:
If you have a Frozen fan at home, this clay Elsa is a sure winner! Your mom-guilt will forever be buried, and you’ll be a winner… Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial and then try some other characters from the movie.
11. Miniature Pretend Pies by Adventure In A Box:
Okay, I know I’ve shared these pies when I featured bottle cap crafts here, but I had to share them again… I think they are simply precious!
Inspire pretend play, add these to the play food stash, or stock your dollhouse with these budget-friendly DIY toys.
5 Clay Crafts for moms to make with kids:
Don’t have a chance to craft because, well, you’re a mom? What if you get the kids involved? Try some next-level kid crafts that are best done with parental assistance anyway!
Whether it’s mid-winter break, after school, or even a regular Sunday afternoon, these clay crafts are fun for moms, but kid-friendly too – so you can craft while spending quality time!
12. Indoor Fairy Terrarium by Moms & Crafters:
13. Clay Heart Mobile by Life Over Cs:
If you’ve got a new baby on the way, this is a PERFECT craft to involve the kids! Create a heart mobile for the new baby’s room – and then try it with other shapes! I love this craft so much, I want to try it for Baby Y when he moves out of my room.
14. Fantasy Dragon Eggs by Adventure in a Box:
Another fun fantasy craft, these dragon eggs are open-ended and imaginative. If you need an excuse to craft something like dragon eggs, doing it with the kids is the perfect one… Don’t tell anyone you’re doing it because you love those dragon eggs yourself 😉
15. Clay Footprint Bowl Keepsake by Messy Little Monster:
Messy Little Monster is the queen of keepsake crafts, and this one is a winner! Make this fun clay bowl now, and hand it to your child when she moves out of the house. It fascinates me how tiny those little feet are – capture it for eternity!
16. Daffodil Clay Pots or Candle Holders by In The Madhouse:
Here’s another fun clay pot idea – and you can make them into candle holders as well! Brighten your home with these fun flowers for Spring or any time of year.
Bonus: give this fun bonfire craft a try to get started making things with polymer clay!
Which is your favorite clay to craft with? Which clay crafts have you made recently?