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Kids love making jewelry. Here’s a quick idea you can play with that uses washable markers to make colored clay.

Step 1: Materials Needed

ACTIVA Hearty Clay

Rolling Pin

Heart shaped cookie cutters

Straws

Washable markers

Step 2: Color the Clay

Grab a hunk of Hearty Clay and start coloring it with markers.
It’s a good idea to stay with markers in the same color family (i.e. red and orange or blue and purple). It’s fun to twist and smoosh the clay and see how the colors marbelize.

Add more color at any point–even right before you roll out for vivid results.

Step 3: Roll Out and Cut the Clay

Place your ball of clay between plastic wrap and roll out to approximately 3/8″ thick.

Cut your shapes out–you’ll need 2 identical ones.

Step 4:

Place a straw across the top center of the shape and dab water around the edge.
Gently press the edges together to seal.

Place the piece on top of a cup to dry.

Step 5: Decorate and Get Ready to Wear

Remove the straw. You can embellish dried Hearty Clay with all sorts of things–paints, doodles with a marker, or gems like I am here. I like using Mod Podge to attach the gems.

Push the yarn or cording through the heart pendant. If the yarn is extra fluffy,you may need the straw to help push it through.

Ready to wear! I love the possibilities with these bead-like pendants.

Designed by Candie Cooper

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