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May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Key Chains

I needed a Mother’s Day gift idea that would be easy to make in a class of 5 boys, between the ages of 9 and 12, who hate crafts.  My Facebook followers helped it out and gave me the great idea of making clay key chains with their thumb prints!! How cool!  I totally loved the idea and looked it up online, only to find an even better idea of making the thumb prints into a heart!

This is one I made with my son on Sunday, to try it out (I always test out crafts and activities before I make them at school!).  How cute! I love it!

Materials Needed:

Polymer clay
key chain rings
rolling pin
baking sheet
glitter paint or glue (optional)

Soften Polymer clay with hands and roll into shape desired, 1/4" thick.  Press thumb in clay to make a heart.  Insert straw in clay to make a hole for the key chain ring. Bake on a baking sheet at 275 F, for 15 minutes.  Let cool and paint if desired.  

These are the ones we made in class this week. 

We also painted and decorated small boxes to put the keychains in.  What mother (or grandmother) wouldn't love to have this?

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. I love this idea! So simple but personal. I just shared them on my blog. Thank you!

    Grade ONEderful

  2. Thanks for the tip. My '04 Corolla still looked great except for the yellowing on the headlamps. the best motorcycle key chain


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