These DIY clay charms are a great way to make a very unique and personal gift. I love working with Sculpey clay because it it not only fun but creates such awesome masterpieces. Whether you use special clay tools or your fingers and a hard surface, you can make the most darling little things. I am excited to show you four little charm collections that are great for springtime celebrations. This post is sponsored by Sculpey but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Girl Scouts has lots happening in the spring. From bridging and camping to appreciating leaders and volunteers, there are tons of charms that could be made. I love these three. Rainbows are often associated with bridging. S’mores are a camping tradition. The Samoa cookie is a Girl Scout icon symbolizing all that embodies cookie sales. From goal setting and marketing to selling and finances, girls learn SO much during cookie season. These three charms would be so darling all together on a bracelet.
I totally crush on s’more because we make them ALL THE TIME. We are headed to the mountains as a troop this weekend and will be making them as soon as it gets dark. I know my co-leader would LOVE this charm so I think I will give it to her. <3
The rainbow is so fun because it uses all the colors. Rainbows and bridging go together like the promise and the law.
Let’s talk Teacher Appreciation. It is coming up super soon all over the country. These three little charms are a great little collection to make for the teachers you love.
- To make the apple, I rolled a tiny ball then formed it into an apple. I added a little brown stem and green leaf.
- To make the pencil, I rolled a little yellow “snake” on a hard surface then cut it with a clay knife. I did the same thing with the pin to make the eraser then added it and a point on the other end.
- To make the coffee cup (all teachers drink coffee, right?), I rolled a little white ball and formed a cup. I added a little white handle. I rolled a tiny brown ball then smashed it flat and added it to the top. I added a tiny hand formed red heart to the front.
Cinco De Mayo is May 5th and a great time for celebrating. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on this day in 1862. It is now celebrated in may ways in the United States by not only our amazing Mexican population but also by many others. Celebrating special events and days with kids helps them understand that when fabulous things take place, they are remember for years to come.
- To make the taco, I rolled a medium sized light brown ball then smashed it flat and folded it. I added little hand formed pieces of dark brown, red, orange and green for the insides.
- To make the sombrero, I rolled a tan ball and formed the top part. I rolled a larger tan ball and smashed it flat then formed the bottom and added the top. I used red, green and yellow to decorate the sombrero.
- To make the chili pepper, I rolled a thick red “snake” then hand formed it into a pepper shape. I added green to the top and formed it with my hands.
I love the chili pepper because it reminds me of my best friend Lisa’s kitchen from the early 90’s. It was ALL ABOUT the chili peppers.
The taco is super fun to make too. There is something awesome about folding clay and filling it (kind of like filling a real live taco!) This one makes me think of my friend Rina. She loves tacos.
So, stock up on some Sculpey III clay and get to making.
Cheers to Clay, Teachers, Moms and Girl Scouts,