how to make Heart Clay Bookmarks

An easy recipe for homemade air-dry clay to use for Christmas ornaments, bowls, and other craft projects.
easy heart clay bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.


This heart clay bookmark is just charming, charming, charming! I love how easy it was to make and how sweet it looks!

I used easy to make air-dry clay for this clay bookmark, a ribbon, and craft paint. None of these supplies are hard to find or difficult to work with. Just the opposite. Air-dry clay if easily found among the children's art supplies at any large chain store if you don't want to make your own. Bonus: this is a project that children would love making!

Tip: Instead of making hearts have children use small cookie cutters to cut out a variety of shapes.

easy clay heart bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.
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Tip: Keep your clay bookmark at least ¼ of an inch thick so it doesn't break when used.

easy clay heart bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.
easy clay heart bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.

Use a straw or chopstick to cut a hole in the heart for your ribbon to slide through. Keep that hole a fair distance from the edge of the heart otherwise you risk breaking. And that is just sad.

easy clay heart bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.


Follow the directions on your [easyazon_link identifier="B001GIB3FQ" locale="US"]air-dry clay[/easyazon_link] (usually you need 48 hours of dry time. Nothing fancy about that...just sitting on the table to dry.) and let your clay bookmark dry and harden properly before painting or adding ribbon.

There is absolutely no right way to paint your heart and attach your ribbon. Just be sure your ribbon is long enough to go from one end of a book to the other OR to run the length of two pages (like mine). If your ribbon is too thick it will be difficult to thread through the hole, so be mindful of that.

Tip: Allow your child to press a painted finger on to one of the painted hearts for an adorable, personalized gift idea.

How adorable is this clay bookmark? Although these would be darling for Valentine's Day, I'm also thinking these are fantastic as a gift idea for most any time of the year. Heck, I made one for myself...just because.

For the Air Dry Clay recipe:

DIY Air Dry Clay Recipe

An easy recipe for homemade air-dry clay to use for Christmas ornaments, bowls, and other craft projects.
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Keyword: christmas, craft
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1.25 cup water

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add all of the ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  • Turn the heat down to low and boil gently, stirring constantly, until the liquid is gone and the consistency is like mashed potatoes.
  • Remove from heat and continue stirring while it cools down a couple of minutes.
  • As soon as you can handle it, plop it into a damp towel and shape it into a ball.
  • Wrap the ball in the damp towel to cool.
  • When you can handle the clay, knead it several times until smooth. Let cool in the damp towel or use it immediately.
  • Wrap it and store it when cooled if not using it right away.

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Notes

The clay can be kept in airtight storage indefinitely (I haven't kept in longer then 5 days, though so can't speak to any longer than that time)

2 thoughts on “how to make Heart Clay Bookmarks”

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Those are absolutely adorable!! I can see the potential as gifts to all my reader friends!! This is definitely a to do project for me. I will start making them early for Christmas. I can see something for someone who likes to cook or the type of hobby. Great Idea!!!!

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