Playing and creating with clay is really fun. I remember working with polymer clay when I was a tween, making earrings and little charms. It’s even more fun when you have a guide that shows you exactly how to make adorable little characters. Crafting Cute: Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way will be available this November just in time for Christmas shopping! Pair this awesome book with some clay, tools and findings in a storage tub for the ultimate gift. I’m almost positive this will be my daughter’s favorite gift this Christmas — she’s going to LOVE it!
I found this set on Amazon (affiliate link) that has EVERYTHING you need to go along with the book including the clay, tools, jewelry findings and the storage kit for only $22.99! It comes with a lot of different colors so you’ll have plenty to work with. The projects in the book are tiny little charms so this is a good amount of clay, especially to get started!
The Crafting Cute book contains 50 fun and easy projects that are inexpensive to make. Start out with the simplest projects then build on your skills and create the more complex designs. I love that the book lays out exactly what you need to make each piece and how much time it will take to make it. We have really full schedules so my daughter has a limited amount of time for crafting. These projects are perfect for squeezing in the creative time she craves.
The projects are divided into three sizes, beginning with the smallest and easiest. You can choose to make just the characters or, depending on their size, learn how to transform them into earrings, rings, necklace charms, plant containers, and a range of desk accessories.
You can make the charms exactly as described following the step-by-step directions or go out on your own using the variations suggestions. I love that they include these ideas to help expand the user’s creativity. The first section of the book contains instructions on creating 25 itty-bitty characters, including a pineapple, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donut, taco, sloth, and unicorn.
The second section has directions for 15 mid-size pieces include adorable whale, hedgehog, unicorn, and pumpkin characters as plant holders, desk accessories, ring holders, and more. Last but not least, the last section contains 10 large project pieces that include a penguin North Pole pen holder, a beach-themed piece featuring sea creatures, a campfire scene, and a reading owl perched on a pile of books.
These are just a few of the completed projects you can find in the book. Make little friends for your desktop, earrings, necklaces, charm bracelets and more. Completed projects would be great for gift giving too!
The author Danielle Clark is one of the top-ranking artists on Etsy. Out of 1.9 million stores there, she consistently ranks in the top 1%. Danielle lives in the Pacific Northwest and her work has been featured several times in Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, and other media outlets.
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