School Club Keychains & Lanyard Charms


Materials

  • Polyform Pluffy Clay: White, Blue, Brown, Lime Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Black
  • Cording, 24" length

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, toothpick, black marker

Tools

  • Polyform Sculpey Firefly Tool Set
  • Metal keychains
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Directions

  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
  • 2. On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
  • 3. For Book Club Charm, roll White clay ball. Form ball into rectangle shape. For book cover, roll small Blue ball; flatten and trim to same-size as white rectangle. Wrap book cover around book.
  • 4. For Art Club Paint Palette Charm, roll small Brown ball (palette). Flatten palette. Roll tiny Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime Green, and Blue balls; press balls on palette (for paint colors). For paintbrush handle, roll tiny Lime Green log. Press tiny Blue log and Black teardrop on end of paintbrush. Press paintbrush on palette.
  • 5. For School Mascot Paw Charm, roll large Blue ball and medium White ball. Flatten balls; press White ball on center of Blue ball. Roll small Red ball (paw pad); press on White ball. Roll four small Red teardrops (claws). Press claws above paw pad.
  • 6. For Chess Club Charm, roll from White clay: large ball and form into square, small ball, large teardrop, small ball flattened, and medium ball. See photo. Stack shapes forming chess piece; gently flattening bottom square so chess piece stands.
  • 7. For Choir or Band Note Charm, roll large Orange ball and medium Black ball. Flatten balls; press Orange ball on center of Black ball. Roll small White ball into skinny snake. Shape snake into treble clef symbol; press symbol on center of Black ball.
  • 8. Use toothpick to poke hole in top of each charm for keychains. Poke hole in top and bottom of charms for lanyard charms.
  • 9. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake charms on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.
  • 10. Use black marker to add details on charms. Attach keychains or lanyards onto charms.
  • Tip
  • 1. Package charms or lanyards in plastic cellophane bags with a note reading: "Thanks for supporting the (School Name & Club) during the school year!"

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