Clay Texture Pendants

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Kinder pendants using acrylics on air dry clay

In the above two photos my students used Sharpies and Watercolors on "wet" Model Magic
as it was our last day of class. This seemed to work fine and can now be left to air dry.
*Miss Mary's Asics sneakers were very popular. The kids thought it left "the best pattern" so consequently my shoe was passed around and used by everyone. :)

Plastic texture plates

This would be a fun project to add to your summer list! My kinder girls really enjoyed making these. I had never made textured shoe pendants before and thought I'd give it a try. The girls stepped lightly on small balls of air dry clay and lifted their shoe to see a very cool texture left behind. To create other pendants they pressed their clay onto plastic texture plates. (I found these on Amazon) They made a hole with the backside of their paint brushes. The following week, these were painted with craft acrylics and a coat of glitter Mod Podge, I added some colored twine to make necklaces to give to friends and family.

My summer art class series starts in two weeks. (School lets out next week) This year's themes are Wild Animals and Birds, Mixed Media Art Fun and Art Experiment Lab. I'll be posting student work throughout the next few months. I hope you all have a fun and relaxing summer!


  1. These are one of my favorite projects to do with kiddos. I usually have them dye some noodles and string them on as well. They are always so proud! Great little lesson for sure!

    1. Dyed noodles would be a great addition. Thanks!

  2. This is so funny! I just posted a blog post about air dry clay, with a few easy projects, including shoe imprint jewelry! Great minds think alike!!

    1. Your sneaker print jewelry pieces are Wonderful! Next time I will have the kids cut them into unique shapes and offer beads and extra things for stringing.

  3. By the way,I love the idea of the glitter Mod Podge. Wish I'd thought of that! Everyone would love it!


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