Air Dry Clay That You Can Display

4 Materials
2 Hours

Who doesn’t love some simple DIYs? Here is a unique idea for your next clay project. I used Air-dry clay for this cool project and it is very easy to work with.


  • Photo frame
  • Air-dry clay
  • Glue
  • Paints and paintbrush
  • Whiteboard
  1. First, you will need a photo frame, preferably with some depth. Then you will need a whiteboard that fits exactly in the frame. You can get the whiteboard in the dollar store and cut it using a utility knife. You can use the sheet they give in the photo frame as a guide. Once you have the whiteboard that fits exactly in the frame, mark its center and keep it aside.

2. Now make random shapes using Air dry clay. I used random things around the home as molds like my kid’s toys, a roti roller, bowls, etc. Make them in different sizes and shapes, there is no right way of doing it. You can bring in your kids too.

3. Now, arrange them on the whiteboard in a pattern that you like. Move them around and see how you like it the most. Be mindful of the board’s center if you want the pattern in the center of the frame.

4. Once you’ve finalized the pattern, take each clay piece and paint them. Place them back in their position as you don’t want to disturn the pattern. I used acrylic paints I have on hand and I chose the colors that went well with the theme in our bedroom. Once you have covered all the pieces, let them dry.

5. Now, you have to pick each piece, add some glue and place back in their place. Once you have glued all the pieces let it dry for sometime. Place this white board in the frame and your minimal 3D Art piece is ready!!

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  • Susan G Susan G on Jan 23, 2022

    Love it, but curious......why do you paint the pieces before you let them dry??

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