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Polymer clay

Polymer clay is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, the part is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay. Polymer clay is generally used for making arts and craft items, and is also used in commercial applications to make decorative parts. Art made from polymer clay can now be found in major museums.

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Another clay animal I made :)

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Clay Fox

Had a little trouble with this guy, but he still turned out pretty cute!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Polymer Mouse

Clay is honestly so much fun, I just got a whole new set of clay tools so I can't wait to make more stuff, and better!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt


Cute little turtle I made!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Polymer Clay Snake

Here's a snake I made from clay! It's a coral snake.

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Make Clay Look Like Stone

This is a pendant I made that (hopefully) looks pretty similar to a stone! I mixed some black and white clay together until I got a pretty dark shade of gray, then mixed in dryer lint. Yep, dryer lint. It gave it a very rocklike and unprotect texture. Then i just shaped it into a heart and gave it some texture and imperfections, baked it, and voila!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt


You can make so much with polymer clay! Here's a pear I made, complete with a white sticker like from the store.

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

I'm seeing polymer clay flowers everywhere it seems. Here's how to make your own!

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

One of the many pieces you can create with polymer clay is jewelry. There is a growing polymer clay community devoted to making cute, adorable, and different kind of charms, key chains, figurines, and cabochons. This video shows the total amount of amazing charms a young lady did in the year 2013.

Contributed by Iana Bernas

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