35 Air Dry Clay Projects that will instantly inspire you!

INSIDE : 35 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 Clay projects to Inspire!

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This post has been updated since it’s original April 2015 publish date.

If you have been a Delineate Your Dwelling reader for long, you know I love using Air Dry Clay and even wrote a post all about the Best Tips for Using Air Dry Clay.  

I have done numerous types of projects using clay. I’ve shown different creative clay techniques and even wrote a simple post about how to store air dry clay.  

Today I am sharing 35 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 Clay so amazing to work with?

I love Air Dry Modeling Clay because –

  • Air dry clay is relatively inexpensive, making it a great option for budget-minded crafters.
  • It is very easy to work with, even for beginners. It does not require any special equipment or tools, and it can be shaped and molded with your hands.
  • It has tons of different uses. Air dry clay can be used to create a variety of objects, from figurines and jewelry to decorations and home decor.
  • Does not require baking time to harden.  Air dry clay hardens quickly, so you can see your project take shape in a matter of hours.
  • Air dry clay is non-toxic and safe for children to use. This makes it a great choice for families with young children.
  • Once air dry clay is dry, it can be painted and decorated with a variety of materials, such as acrylic paint, glitter, and beads.
  • Air dry clay is not as messy as other types of clay, such as polymer clay. This makes it a good choice for children and adults who are not comfortable working with messy materials.

I think that’s basically a 7x win!  

Air Dry Clay TDAY

Can you buy Colored Air Dry Clay?

Yes, you can buy colored air dry clay. There are so many different colored options available now.  I just discovered this set of gorgeous pre-mixed colorful air dry clays.

However, you can also get more traditional clay colors like  white and terra cotta.

After seeing some these incredible projects below, I hope you are inspired to get to your local craft supply store and buy some clay!

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

When starting out, I used Crayola Air Dry clay for all sorts of projects and it really worked well.

However, with time I have switched over to using either Sculpey white Air Dry clay or Das White Air Dry Clay. I think for the type of projects I typically do; home decor type projects, these are superior quality brands.  

I love Sculpey and Das because they both dry a little more clean and are a purer white color. As opposed to the Crayola air dry clay which dries a light gray/white color.

With that being said, if you are planning to make fun crafts with your kiddos, Crayola is a great product to use.

Crayola Air Dry Clay

What are pros and cons of Air Dry Clay?


  • Easy to use and does not require any special equipment
  • Non-toxic and safe for children
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be used to create a variety of objects
  • Hardens quickly


  • Can be brittle and break easily
  • Not waterproof
  • Can crack if not cured properly

What are some great Air Dry Clay craft ideas for adults?

I have found 35 creative air dry modeling clay ideas and inspiration projects for you below.

And if you are looking for tips on how to best use air dry clay, store it or even keep it from cracking these posts might be helpful for you!  

Be kind and please make sure to pin from the original source!


  1. delineateyourdwelling says:

    How did it go?

  2. Jenny Benford says:

    If you cover somthing you want to mold when its dry can you cut it off the item?

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