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41 Clay Crafts for Adults

These clay modelling ideas for adults cover everything from clay flowers to accessories and more.

By: Julia Litz, Editor,

In the old days, you might remember creating shapes, characters and even "food" out of Play Doh. As you grew up, you might have moved on to modeling clay. Well, now that you're an adult, it's time to upgrade your at home craft ideas and use a variety of clay mediums. These clay crafts for adults will help you get creative - you might even get a chance to try something new!

If you're looking for some at home craft ideas that will help you unwind after a stressful day, look no further than these polymer clay ideas and clay craft projects. You don't have to ask "how do you make clay," either. You can find the clay used in these projects at your local craft store. Learn about polymer clay, how to make crafts and so much more. These do it yourself crafts can be used to decorate your space, accessorize your outfit and so much more.

Polymer Clay Flowers and Air Dry Clay Flowers

Opaque Flower Clay

Learn how to make flowers out of your favorite clay with the craft ideas below! Create tiny flowers for embellishments or larger flowers to make 3D wall art. You can turn these darling flowers into pendants for necklaces, or even attach them to ring bases. They also make excellent small embellishments for paper crafts like scrapbook layouts and handmade cards.

Polymer Clay Jewelry Ideas

How to Make Faux Turquoise Beads

Clay crafts for adults come in so many shapes and sizes. What's great about clay craft projects is that they are so versatile and can be modified to fit anyone's crafting style. After all, the most important aspect of clay is that it is moldable and can take shape in any way you want. There isn't one right or wrong way when creating these art and craft projects - the little dips and impression make a piece completely unique.

Sculpting Clay Animals and Other Figurines

Elegant Angel Christmas Ornament

There are so many polymer clay ideas for you to try, such as creating your own Smurfs or pretty pendants. Though some of the projects such as the clay animals are meant for kids to enjoy, the process is decidedly meant for adults. If you've ever wondered "how do you make crafts that will last forever and look good, too," then these clay crafts for adults are sure to keep you busy.

More Clay Modelling Ideas for Adults

Magnetic Pin Bowl

Still not sure where to get started when working on clay crafts? For adults, the key to finding at home craft ideas is looking for projects that stretch your skills but play to your expertise. This wide array of projects will keep you busy without stressing you out. Clay craft projects can be extremely practical or meant to be displayed and admired - it's up to you. This isn't kids' stuff - clay crafts for adults should be fun, easy to make and sophisticated.

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That opal pendant is stunning! Great collection of projects here )

I have been thinking about taking up another hobby , polymer clay. And after seeing these ideas, I am going to do it. I make crochet and macrame beaded jewelry . I want to make my own beads. The examples and ideas posted will be a great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing all of them for free.

crafts i can o and love! but finding a save button to keep these projects is beyond me i guess because i cant find one . please help and have i signed up for the newsletter? i sure hope so


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