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DIY Outer Space Jewelry That Kids Can Make

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This outer space themed strand of planets is made with clay – it’s really easy to do!

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks and today I’m going to share a really easy jewelry project that’s cute AND teaches kids about space too.

My son and I recently played around with a whole bunch of Sculpey clay and had a blast making some Spacey Clay Kids Jewelry!

Want to make your own planet and galaxy inspired clay necklaces? Well, here are the materials we used:

  • Sculpey Clay in assorted colors (Red, Yellow, Gold, White, Black, Purple, Blue, Green)
  • Skewer
  • Baking Pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cord
  • Optional: Extra Star Beads

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Step 1:
To make these spacey clay necklaces, you need to first make your Sculpey clay pliable and soft. When you first pull it out of the package it’s slightly hard and rectangular.

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Just roll the clay around in your hands for it to become pliable and soft. (This was a bit difficult for my preschooler to do, so I did this part.)

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Step 2:
Whenever you look at photos of the various planets in our solar system or of the galaxy, you’ll probably notice all the beautiful, swirling colors. To recreate this effect, roll various colors of clay together to create your beads.

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!After a couple of twists you’ll get beautiful, mixed clay. Don’t the colors look amazing?

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Step 3:
Once you get the colors and effect that you want, roll the clay into balls and push a skewer through them.

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Step 4:
Cover a baking dish with aluminum foil. Then, bake the beads (and other Sculpey creations) according to the directions on the package.

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!When you pull your beads out, they’ll be hot. But they’ll soon cool down and you’ll end up with clay beads that are really quite solid. (Love that I fit the whole solar system in my hands here. Can you name all the planets?)

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Step 5:
String your planet beads according to the order of the planets around the sun and your galaxy-inspired beads into whatever fun design you’d like. You can also mix in other beads too. (I added in the star beads because I thought they were so cute.)

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!Tie the two ends together and that’s all. You’ve got some groovy spacey jewelry.

Are you looking for a kids jewelry project that’s out-of-this-world fun? This strand of planets is made with clay - it's really easy to do!I really hope you have fun making these clay space necklaces with the kiddos. I love mine so much and can’t wait to wear them around town.

Check out my blog, Pink Stripey Socks for more easy, kid-friendly crafts. Happy making, friends!

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Angela

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Cool idea! What did you do for baking times? My sun is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and according to instructions I have to bake 30 minutes for every 1/4 inch so 3 hours? Does that seem correct?

Amy

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Hi Angela! Yes, but I'm a nervous crafter so I'd look at each hour time frame to make sure you aren't burning it. This is helpful too: https://thebluebottletree.com/how-long-bake-polymer-clay/

Heather

Sunday 14th of August 2016

This is an AWESOME idea!! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try this with the children:)