12 Air Dry Clay Projects that will instantly inspire you!

INSIDE : 12+ Incredible Air Dry Modeling Clay Ideas from craft projects, creative ideas and simple techniques that will instantly inspire you!  Get ready to be inspired and have tons of idea for things to make out of air dry clay.

Air Dry Modeling Clay Ideas

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If you have been a Delineate Your Dwelling reader for long, you know I really love using Air Dry Clay.  I have done all kinds of projects, shown different creative clay techniques and even wrote a simple post about how to store air dry clay.  

Today I am sharing 12 Air Dry Clay Projects that will instantly inspire you from some amazing talent across the internet!  This post is clearly a HUGE favorite of yours because it’s been pinned on Pinterest well over 50,000 times!

Why is Air Dry Cay amazing to work with?

I love Air Dry Modeling Clay because it is so inexpensive, it is very easy to work with, has tons of different uses and does not even require baking time to harden.  I think that is a win, win, win, win!  Beyond that, if you use a white clay, you can even paint it any color you would like.

However, if you are looking for a pre-mixed colorful air dry clay, there are many options available.  They sell all kinds of colors, too – like  white, a terra cotta color and I just discovered a set of gorgeous colored air dry clay, too.  After seeing these projects, I hope you are inspired to get to your local craft store and buy some air dry clay!

What is the best kind of Air Dry Clay to use?

I answered that and many other basic Clay Tips, Tricks and Technique questions for you in my Clay Technique 101 post.  Personally, I had used Crayola Air Dry clay for many different types of projects when I just started.  

However, after a while, I made the switch over to  Sculpey white Air Dry Modeling clay and I really believe now that it is a superior brand.  I think Sculpey is the best air dry clay because it dries a little more clean and a purer white color, as opposed to the Crayola clay with dries a light gray/white color.

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What are some great Air Dry Clay craft ideas?

I have found over 12+ creative air dry modeling clay ideas and inspiration projects for you.  And  if you are still looking for more inspiration, I’ve rounded up 12 other great Air Dry clay projects here, too.  

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Delineate Your Dwelling
How to make inexpensive Knobs using Air Dry clay.
Simple Inexpensive Clay Knobs

Willow Day
Create adorable letter clay holders, perfect for small
office supplies.
air dry clay willow-day

Delineate Your Dwelling
July 4th Tea Light
DIY 4th of July Tea Light Holders

Create the most lovely leaf and floral clay decor.  
Air Dry Clay leaves

Damask Love
There is no such thing as too many plant pots and
being able to add texture to them is extra bonus.
Air Dry Clay, Damask Love

Gathering Beauty
Create gorgeous DIY stamped clay bowls and see
how to add pops of color, too!

Delineate Your Dwelling
Mini colorful clay animal heads add a fun pop of whimsey to any room!
Air Dry Clay Animal Heads

Delineate Your Dwelling
Create your perfect statement geometric clay ring!
Geometric Clay Rings

Gathering Beauty
Paperweights never looked so good before!

Fall For DIY
I love unique ways to hold your jewelry and this
clay egg carton is perfect for that!
Clay-Egg-Box, Fall for DIY

Mahalo Lena
Clay ornaments are the perfect quick and easy DIY gift!
Happy-Easter sign

Alice and Lois
Sweet little clay bunny bowls have endless use ideas!
bunny-clay-bowls Air Dry Clay

A Beautiful Mess
Hanging clay planters are always a good idea!

Air Dry Clay hanging jars


Looking for MORE Air Dry Clay projects?  I sure hope you are inspired by them!


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28 thoughts on “12 Air Dry Clay Projects that will instantly inspire you!

  1. Is it a great alternative for polymer clay? Like can you make cute keychains, necklace pendants etc. with it?

    1. Air Dry clay is a great alternative if you want a more raw clay feel and look. You also can paint it, but it’s has a more natural material feel coming in typically white or terra cotta color. And yes, I have made many cute small items with it. 😉

    1. Great question, Jodi! You can use any type of paint, I’ve done spray paint and acrylic. This post might be helpful for you,

  2. I’ve done a fairy house by usin a jar an cover in with air dry clay but once it’s started to dry it looks like crazy pavin help how can I stop this from happening plz

    1. June: Did the air dry clay start to crack once it dried? I wrote a whole post about tips and tricks for air dry clay, you might find it helpful!

    1. Do you mean before or after you use the clay? It’s air dry, so in a day or so it completely dries out and becomes hard. There is no possibility of mold at that point. Great question.

        1. Unless you are completely wrapping the clay around the mold, yes you should be able to lift up the clay once it’s dry – no problem. Thanks for asking!

    1. Great question, Mariaz! I would imagine if you glazed the air dry clay, then they would be washed but just as they are, adding water will turn them back into clay… so I would recommend against using them for plates or mugs to be eaten and washed with. 😉

  3. Have you tried home printed waterslide decals, if so wondered how you got on, im trying to use on air dry clay only I have a glossy film around the image and wondered how to prevent this?

    1. I love the idea for the leaf-shaped clay idea, I want to make those but round them into some cute little bowls.I already have some Crayola Air Dry Clay and I want to do something with it so I love these ideas-anything D.I.Y is me!Thanks for the ideas!

      -p.s I’m only ten.?

  4. I so love air dry clay for all the same reasons! I think I may need to get some more though cause mine dried out. I’ve used air dry clay for gift tags (http://www.bravenewhome.com/gold-ornaments/), an essential oil storage box (http://www.bravenewhome.com/diy-essential-oils-storage-box/) and a ring holder (http://www.bravenewhome.com/knock-knock-offs-urban/). The possibilities are endless! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next : ]

    1. AH! How could I have forgotten about your ring holder!! I’m totally going to update the post and add! =)

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