We Bought The Klutz Clay Charms Kit!
We ordered the Klutz Clay Charms kit from Amazon and it sure didn’t take very long to arrive! This clay charms kit looks fun and the book is loaded with lots of cool ideas for charms! Yummy baked items to make like cookies and donuts, frozen deserts such as Popsicles and ice cream cones. Even ideas for veggies such as a pod of peas and carrot sticks. And for the animal lover a great selection of ideas for charms that include dogs, bunnies, fish and yes even lizards!
Follow us below as we show you how to go about making some of these cool clay charms. Well actually my daughter did the clay charm making and I took the pictures. LOL
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What You Get With The Klutz Clay Charms Kit
Inside the Klutz Clay Charms Kit you get a nice variety of 9 different colored clay choices. You get a plastic clay shaping tool with two different ends. The big flat end is for cutting the clay and the other end has a sharp point for adding texture to your charms. You get a small bottle of glaze to glaze your charms when they are dried to add a nice glossy shine to them which also helps protect them. You get three small bags one contain a charm bracelet chain for hanging your charms on and the other two are jump rings and charm loops. You also get a drying and display stand to hang your finished charms on. Oh and almost forgot the charm making instruction book.
Buy The Klutz Clay Charms Kit Online!
This is the exact Klutz Clay Charms Kit that we ordered online from Amazon!
- Make more than 35 different charms to wear
- Comes with 9 colors of clay, charm bracelet, clay shaping tool, glaze with brush applicator, jump rings, charm loops, drying and display stand
- Includes a 60 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions
- Parents’ Choice Award; FamilyFunToy of the Year Award
- Recommended for children ages 8+
Getting Started With The Klutz Clay Charms Kit!
Ok then, getting started with the Klutz Clay Charms Kit. You will want a clear area to work in and if possible a surface that is ok to get a bit messy on. My daughter used on of those clear plastic thin cutting boards that you can get at the dollar store. These plastic cutting boards are great for art projects and provides a nice surface for rolling and working your clay on.
Riana has all the equipment laid out and has decided her first clay charm is going to be a chocolate chip cookie charm. As you can see in the picture below she has picked out the colors she will be using and has estimated the size of each color she will use by following the size guidelines in the instructions from the book.
Making A Chocolate Chip Cookie Clay Charm
Riana has made her little Chocolate Chip Cookie Charm. Isn’t it cute! She has rolled out and shaped her cookie and then has cut off little pieces of the darker brown clay to make the chocolate chips. She has pressed those into her cookie. Tip: Riana wanted her clay cookie to have some texture to it so used a soft scrub brush and has gently gone over her cookie charm to create a bit of texture. This step is not in the instruction book. You will find your own neat tricks along the way to make your charms look the way you want.
Inserting A Jump Ring Into Cookie Charm
So the chocolate chip cookie charm is done and now ready for a charm loop or also known as a eye pin. A charm loop is the part that holds the jump rings so your charm can hang off of a chain. As you can see below Riana gently pushes in the charm loop. Be sure not to push to hard or you may ruin your clay charm. Riana’s chocolate chip cookie clay cookie charm is now ready to be baked. Tip: The clay does not act as a glue to hold your charm loop in place so you may want to add some glue after the charm is done baking to ensure your charm loop does not come out.
Baking The Clay Charms
So now the clay charms are ready to be baked. As you can see Riana has made a few more clay charms and they are also ready to be baked. She used our toaster oven that I can see from this picture it clearly needs to be cleaned. LOL My kids are on summer break and they use the toaster oven for everything! She set the toaster oven at 250 degrees and baked them for about 15-20 minutes.
Glazing The Klutz Clay Charms
Now that the clay charms are baked Riana is ready to start glazing them. All you have to do is open up the clay charms glaze and brush it over your baked charms. If you are hanging your charms to dry you will need to put a paper clip into the charm loop first before you glaze and then you will be able to pick up the paper clip and hang your charm to dry in the display holder.
Hanging And Displaying Your Klutz Clay Charms
Riana is hanging her clay charms to dry. She doesn’t put the charm loops in all her charms as she likes to keep a bunch of them in jars for display. She has make a couple of different cookies below as well as some donuts and a Popsicle. You can also put faces on some of your cookies as well.
Clay Charm Kits Are Fun!
Clay charm kits are fun for kids! They make a great gift idea for kids who love to craft. My daughter loves spending hours making these cute little charms and coming up with ways to display her little crafts. The Klutz Clay Charms Kit is a great kit with easy to follow instructions and has lots of ideas for charms.
More Clay Charm Making Kits!
If your kid would like a little glitter in their clay charms then you can also buy the Make Glitter Clay Charms kit as well. If you run out of clay or need a variety of colors for your charms them you can also purchase the clay separately.