15+ clay projects for beginners – fun easy clay tutorials for diy crafts, gifts, and home decor.
I had such a good time making my clay magnetic pin dish, my first time working with it in a few years, that I rounded up a bunch of other fun clay craft ideas for my next project. These are all modern and colorful; it’s easy to find old school clay sculptures and jewelry, which aren’t really my style. Some of the crafts are fun to do with kids and all of them would make great gifts!
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This list is a mix of air-dry clay and polymer clay that you bake after; we’ve worked with both and think they are both fun! Don’t be afraid to go offline and try books for ideas too, like this polymer clay book or this clay book for kids!
15+ clay projects for beginners
Donut Jewelry from Hungry Heart – I am all about the donuts, can’t get enough of them to eat or to craft with, and these are all adorable.
Clay heart hunting by Building Blocks & Acorns for Red Ted Art- this would be fun to personalize for different holidays.
Footprint Keepsake Bowl from Messy Little Monster- a sweet gift to make for family members when there’s a new baby in the house.
Cell Phone Holder from Hattifant – I can’t believe this is made from clay!
Pineapple Air Plant Pots from Small + Friendly – how cute would these be as a hanging plant holder?
Clay covered pens from Creative in Chicago -perfect DIY teacher gift, right!
Marbled Magnetic Pin Dish here at Swoodson Says- these work great for sewing pins, needles, or you can skip the magnets and just make them trinket dishes.
Fantasy Dragon Eggs from Adventure in a Box- we’ve made these as a family and they’re so fun!!
Pinch Pots from Incredibusy- this is a classic kid’s craft! My daughter would fill those little pots up with trinkets in a heartbeat.
Clay necklace craft from Happy Hour Projects- perfect for nature crafting in the yard.
A beautiful airplant holder tutorial from Delineate your Dwelling- this would be such a great teen/tween craft to make in groups!
Clay pot embellishment tutorial from A Beautiful Mess – making a unique pot with less mess.
A cute cactus ring holder from Little Red Window- a great gift idea for jewelry lovers.