Art Project Ideas: 16 Clay Projects for Kids

By: Haley Hawkins, Editor,

Fun art projects for kids always involve clay crafts because kids love to get their little hands dirty when it comes to making fun works of art. The messier the art project, the more fun they have, and they will have a blast with this collection of Art Project Ideas: 16 Clay Projects for Kids. What makes these art project ideas so great is that they are some of the coolest kids' craft ideas that you will find.

Your little ones can make fashionable jewelry that they can show off to all of their friends. No one will believe that they made something that looks so cute and professional. Your kids can also show their love for some of the best artists who ever lived, like Van Gogh or Salvador Dali, by creating clay art projects based off of their artistic master pieces. There are so many different clay craft ideas that your kids can do that they will not be able to decide which project to make first.

Art Project Ideas: 16 Clay Projects for Kids

Art Project Ideas: 16 Clay Projects for Kids

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Educational Activities with Clay

Clay Jewelry

More Clay Projects


Educational Activities with Clay

Van Gogh Ceramic LandscapeDig Up Dinosaur Fossils

Clay projects that center around education are amazing for getting your kids excited to learn. As soon as you tell them that they will be able to learn important subjects like math and art with clay, they will not be able to wait to sit down and listen to your educational lessons. They can have fun learning about the different artists who introduced us to some of the most amazing artistic techniques, or they can enjoy making different dinosaur fossils to learn about the great creatures that used to walk this earth. It is always amazing to see your kids eager to learn, so make sure you introduce them to these amazingly fun art project ideas.

Clay Jewelry

Bake Shop Pinwheel RingsClay Marshmallow Earrings

Kids always like to look fabulous with accessories that they are able to make themselves, especially when clay is involved. They will have a blast crafting their own clay jewelry because there are just so many different colors and types of clay that they can pick for their necklaces, rings, and earrings. They can even make crazy-shaped clay beads to add a little more to their jewelry. Before you know it, you will have one of the most fashionable kids out there.

Children love making their own jewelry, especially when they can make fun pieces that are super unique. You can find even more jewelry craft ideas that your little artists will love in this collection of DIY Jewelry: 13 Homemade Necklace Crafts for Kids!

More Clay Projects

Cute Clay Fish Bowl PlaqueFallen Leaf Bowls

Clay projects are perfect for kids because they can express their individuality and creativity by working with their hands. They can create masterpieces that they will be able to carry with them forever. The art pieces that your little artists can make to keep are the best because they can keep them as mementos to remind them of that one fun and exciting craft day that they had with their parents.

If you're looking for more fun clay crafts to surprise your little ones with, take a peek at all of the fun clay projects from our friends at Polyform.


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