DIY Kid Craft Magnetic Clay Frames

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Create frame magnets in a few easy steps with these great clay tools for kids.

The tool set from Sculpey is loaded with possibility. There are so many ways to use the different pieces to create amazing works of art. While the set of 12 tools (each with different ends) is inexpensive and perfect for kids – it is an awesome set for advanced clay artists too.

Materials and Supplies Needed

If making an ornament, you will need ribbon for hanging.

Directions to Make Magnetic Photo Frames with Clay

There are lots of ways to use the tools when making these fun frames. With younger children, it might be a good idea to only offer one or two tools at a time. With older kids, put them all out.

Step One

Work on a silicone mat that can easily transfer to a baking sheet when it is time. Start by rolling two bars from a 2 oz package of Bake Shop until flat (the thinner it is, the better it will hang with a magnet based on weight). Use the tool with a knife like end to cut a rectangle.

Step Two

Using the Bake Shop colors of choice, create a design around the rectangle frame. During this process, leave the base rectangle piece in place to keep it’s shape and form.

There are so many ways to use the modeling tools. Here are some of the fun things that can be done with them and small pieces of colored bake shop.

Place all of the pieces by gently pushing them into the base.

Step Three

Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 275 degree oven. Once completely cooled, add a layer of glaze if desired to give the frame a shine.

Step Four

Add the magnet to the back. These magnets peel and stick and work GREAT!

The frame is now ready to stick to metal surface like this fun cookie sheet. Cookie sheets are great in the classroom for magnet activities, displaying work and keeping things organized.

Making the Frame into an Ornament

Follow the same steps BUT be sure to use the tool with the pointed end to make a hole before baking. Once completed, add a ribbon for a hanger.

About the Sculpey White Modeling Tools

These tools are PERFECT for kids of all ages. Here are the features that are pointed out in the Sculpey store.

  • Made from polypropylene and is compatible with polymer clay
  • Size – 5.25″ Long
  • 12 tools with dual heads provide a wide variety of 24 shapes good for smoothing, detailing, carving, shaping and sculpting
  • These tools include cutting and detailing ends perfect for all types of projects from sculpting to detailing any type of classroom project
  • Clean with soap and water or a baby wipe
  • Perfect for sharing in classrooms

More Clay Craft Ideas for Kids

These would all be great for using the white modeling tools. Click around and pick some more fun projects to make with the kids in your home, Girl Scout troop or classroom.

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Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Clay Frames with Magnets make Great gifts for Mother's Day and are also fun to use in the classroom. Use the same easy craft project for kids to make clay frame ornaments #clayframe #kidcraft #ornament #magnet #sculpey #bakeshop

I would really love to hear what you think about this fun kid craft idea with clay and the white modeling tools! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns

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  1. Thanks for sharing this blog. It helps me a lot on how diy kid craft magnetic frames make. I’m glad I visited one of an art class at Brush Crazy, a tiny universe of painting, crafting, and creating the projects you dare to dream! And I enjoyed my time with painting. If you’re interested you can visit them!

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