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Polymer clay dog tags

Polymer Clay Dog Tags

Polymer clay dog tags

Polymer Clay Dog Tags

Crafting is a wonderful way to bond with your children and create lasting memories. This blog post guides you through a fun and creative activity: making polymer clay dog tags. These personalised accessories are a delightful craft project and a unique and stylish way for kids to express themselves. So, gather your supplies, unleash your creativity, and embark on a crafting adventure resulting in custom-made dog tags your kids can proudly wear.


Materials Needed

  1. Polymer clay (assorted colours)
  2. Rolling pin
  3. Baking sheet and oven (for baking the clay)
  4. Chain or cord for the necklace
  5. A clay cutting tool or knife
  6. Pen or toothpick to make markings (and hole)
  7. Oven
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Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare

Lay down some parchment paper to prevent the clay from sticking to the surface.

Step 2: Roll Out the Clay

Take a portion of polymer clay and knead it until it’s soft and pliable. Flatten the clay to a thickness of about 4mm using a rolling pin.

Step 3: Cut Out the Dog Tags

Use playdough/clay cutters or a knife to cut the clay into a dog tag. Gently remove the excess clay.

Step 4: Personalize the Tags

Now is the time to add a personal touch to the dog tags. You can use a pen to engrave initials or meaningful words onto the clay. Alternatively, you can use markers after baking to add a personal message.

Step 5: Create Holes

Carefully create a hole at the top of each dog tag using a toothpick or skewer. Make sure the hole is large enough to fit a jump ring through.

Step 6: Bake the Clay

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for baking the polymer clay. Place the dog tags on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven at the recommended temperature and duration.

Step 7: Assemble the Necklace

Once the dog tags have cooled, attach a ribbon or a chain to create the necklace.

Step 8: Wear and Share

Congratulations, your tags are ready to be worn and shared! 

Crafting polymer clay dog tags is a fantastic way to spark creativity and engage kids in hands-on activities. Following these simple steps, you'll create personalised accessories and have fun. As kids proudly wear their custom-made dog tags, they'll carry a piece of their creativity and individuality wherever they go

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