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Clay Crafts for Kids: Portrait Necklaces

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarn

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnAre you looking for a craft that’s sweet and unique? This is one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks.

Today I’m sharing a really easy idea for making clay portrait pendant necklaces. Aren’t they fabulous? They’re such a special way to showcase kids’ sweet artwork. Plus, they make great handmade gifts too!

Clay Crafts for Kids

Here are the materials you’ll need:

  • Sculpey Clay
  • Skewer
  • Page Protector
  • Thick paper or Cardstock
  • Tacky Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • String
  • Beads
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Baking dish

Directions:

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnStep 1: Draw out a square shape onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 2: Use markers to draw inside the square.

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnStep 3: Place your paper/cardstock inside a plastic page protector. Using your Sculpey clay, design frames to go around your artwork. Use a skewer to pierce a hole through the frame. (Make sure the hole is big enough for your string to go through!)

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnStep 4: Carefully peel off the frame and place it on top of an aluminum foil covered baking dish.

Step 5: Bake the clay frame according to package instructions.

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnStep 6: Cut out your artwork. (Note: Leave some space around your artwork when you cut it out. Then you’ll ensure that your artwork glues on nicely to the frame.) Use tacky glue to adhere your artwork to the back of your clay frame.

Step 7: Put a string through your pendant and add beads for some extra sparkle! (Optional: Or, just glue on magnets to the back to turn them into cute fridge magnets.)

These portrait necklaces are one of those crafts for kids that the whole family will love making! Pick your favorite colors of clay, beads, and yarnI love the ones that my son made and hope you have a fun time making these with the kids too! Check out my blog, Pink Stripey Socks for more easy crafts for kids. Or, you can find more creative inspiration on my Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts too.

Happy making, friends!

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