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70 Unique Air Dry Clay Ideas (For Adults & Kids)

On this page you’ll find a wide variety of air dry clay ideas for crafts you can make. We’ve made sure to include a broad selection, no matter your skill level.

Air dry clay is one of the easiest types of clay to use and most versatile in what you can make. It doesn’t require being kiln fired or being baked in an oven.

These attributes make it the perfect clay for beginners.

To show you just how versatile it is, we’ve put together a list of the most awesome air dry clay ideas along with tutorials showing you how to make these cool little projects.

Air Dry Clay Ideas

Among this list we’ve included super fun clay crafts projects including jewelry, home decor, planters, ornaments and more!

What supplies do I need to make crafts with air dry clay?

Typical craft supplies for making air dry clay crafts are:

  • Air dry clay
  • craft knife 
  • Silicone mat or a smooth surface to work on 
  • Clay roller or rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Flexible palette knife
  • Extended thumb for joining
  • Craft knife
  • Thumb joining tool- or eraser end of a pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • Foam brush
  • Varnish
  • Space heater- optional (for quicker drying)

70 Fun Air Dry Clay Ideas To Make!

These air dry clay ideas will inspire you to grab your clay and start making. We have 70 DIY clay tutorials to get you started.

Air Dry Clay Projects Perfect For Making With Kids

There are so many creative air dry clay projects that you can make with kids of all ages. The following tuorials are especially great clay projects for kids.

FAQ for working with air drying clay

Does air dry clay break easily?

Air dry clay only breaks easily if your pieces are very thin. It can be fragile, but a thicker piece will hold up quite well.

What can you put on air hardening clay to seal it?

I have been using a varnish and acrylic top coat to seal my air dry clay and both have done a great job at preserving the finish and keeping moisture out.

What other types of clay are there that can you make craft projects with?

There are many different types of clay that you can use for making crafts, such as:

  • handmade clay, like salt dough
  • Natural clay (traditional clay)
  • polymer clay
  • oil-based clay

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Air Dry Clay Ideas
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