DIY Clay Leaves
Pluffy clay is super soft and so easy peasy to work with. It was so fun to create these diy clay leaves using the autumn colors from the three different packages that Sculpey sent to me. I am excited to share how easy it is to make the leaves AND a couple of fun ways to use them too. This post is sponsored by Sculpey but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Material Needed for DIY Clay Leaves
- Pluffy Clay
- Sculpey Baking Mat
- Sculpey Tools (Rolling Pin)
- Cutter in Shapes of Leaves or Fall Things
- Oven (Clay Must be Baked)
These are the colors that I chose to use when making my leaves.
I got them out of these three packages of Pluffy.
Directions for Making DIY Clay Leaves
Start with about 1/4 package of one of the colors and roll it in your hands a bit. Then use a rolling pin to roll into a flat surface, about 1/4 inch thick.
Use cutters to cut into leaf and autumn shapes. These Sculpey cutters worked great for this project. I especially love the irregular heart cutters.
Cut out as many shapes and you want for your learning activities or craft projects. I like to work on the Sculpey Mat because it goes right into the oven for baking too.
Bake following the directions in the packaging and then let the leaves cool completely. They are great to use in educational activities for sorting, sequencing, counting and story telling. You can download the FREE leaves printable HERE and use it in lots of different ways.
Use the DIY Clay Leaves for Decor
Did you know that you can PAINT on the clay. Acrylic paints work great and dry super fast.
I used these leaves to decorate the bow on the tin that holds our sidewalk chalk. We keep it on the shelf right beside the front door so I like for it to be festive and cute.
Another Fun Project with DIY Clay Leaves
While I was working on this project, I decided to roll my leftover clay into a marble looking slab. My friend Katie was over and cut out leaves from it, baked them and took them home with her.
More FUN Clay Ideas for Autumn (Easy Enough for Kids)
This blog is packed with fun ideas for using clay (in projects that are easy peasy and great for beginners or kids). Here are a few of my favorites that you might like to try.
- Clay Pins and FREE Printable Cards
- Pumpkin Place Card Holders
- Party Decor with Clay
- Clay Spider and Tic-Tac-Toe Pieces
Cheers to Clay and Making All The Things,
PS: Check out all of these fun DIY Autumn Crafts Too!
What is your favorite autumn tradition. Comment and let me know.