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Jennifer Courington

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington

Jennifer Courington has been with Sculpey for over 10 years. She heads up the Marketing and Product Development team. She loves working with the artists that create so many amazing things using Sculpey clay! Creating content is a passion of hers and getting to bring free inspirational projects, videos and more to Sculpey fans is the best part of her day!

  1. Best Polymer Clay Crafts for Beginners

    If you are just starting out as a clayer or have a budding clayer who needs some advice to get started, you're in luck! At Sculpey®, we love to share helpful hints. This includes some wonderful crafts for beginners. Get your Sculpey® ready. You're about to make some first-time polymer clay crafts! 3 Polymer Clay Crafts for Novices Below are a few...

  2. 5 Great Ideas for Using Translucent Clay

    Skyrocket your creativity when you use translucent clay in your home projects. This uncolored, transparent clay has opened the door for many to craft projects they hadn't considered. Choose from various styles to help you make jewelry and home decor pieces you'll love!  Translucent Polymer Clay Project Ideas  As an avid clay fan, you can use new, innovative techniques to...

  3. 10 Cute Clay Projects for Kids

    Encourage your kids to put down their screens and enjoy hours of creativity with 10 fun clay craft ideas. These air-dry clay projects and polymer clay crafts for kids are ideal for preschool and elementary-age children and require minimal supervision.  Clays and Tools for Young Crafters Before diving into your clay crafts, get prepared with recommended Sculpey® clays and tools to create...

  4. 10 Crafts to Make With Liquid Sculpey®

    If you're wondering what to do with liquid polymer clay, that unique fluid clay that comes in a bottle, we've got you covered with 10 fun liquid clay projects to try at home. Anyone can make these creations in an afternoon, even with zero claying experience! Benefits of Using Liquid Sculpey® Liquid clay is a viscous version of polymer clay that...

  5. 5 Reasons Why Craft Kits Make the Perfect Gifts

    Whatever the occasion, craft kits from Sculpey® are the perfect gift for friends and family members. Give the gift of creativity with a Sculpey® DIY craft kit today! 5 Reasons Why Craft Kits Make Perfect Gifts Craft kits are a cost-effective way to show that you care. Here are a few reasons they make great gifts for all ages. 1...

  6. How to Fix Polymer Clay Finishes

    We've all been there —  your polymer clay pieces cracked in the oven, or you added varnish and it didn't dry properly. The good news is that you can fix most projects! We'll show you how to salvage cracked clay, prevent tacky finishes and more. Let's dive into the most common clay finish problems so you can improve your current...

  7. Where to Find Polymer Clay Tutorials

    Pulling out some Sculpey clay is the perfect idea for a rainy day inside or a weekend full of crafting. The possibilities of what you can create are truly limitless — so much so that you might not know where to start. It might be helpful for you to take some time and look around your home, office and car...

  8. How to Make a Polymer Clay Transfer

    If you've ever wondered whether you can transfer printed designs to your polymer clay projects, the great news is — you absolutely can! We'll show you how to use two different methods to turn your printed photos, patterns, designs and illustrations into durable clay decorations. Learn how to embellish a clay craft, start to finish, in one afternoon by turning...

  9. 7 Tools Every Polymer Clay Artist Should Own

    Crafting with polymer clay is easier when you have the right set of tools. Whether you're a new polymer clay artist or you've been crafting for years, you'll want to make sure you have these essentials on hand. 1. Ceramic Tile and Mats A ceramic tile or work mat is perfect for polymer clay artists because it offers a completely flat surface to...

  10. How to Make a Keepsake Frame

    Those who have young children know that a keepsake frame or ornament is a great way to remember the days that go by too fast. With the right tools, you can make a DIY clay impression frame in a few simple steps. The easiest way to complete your project is to pick up a DIY picture frame kit with oven-bake clay. Steps to Making...

  11. 15 Tips for Craft Room Organization

    If there's one thing crafters crave, it's a better organizational solution for the ever-growing collections of crafting supplies. Whether you scrapbook, paint, knit or shape clay, your craft room is a sanctuary where you bring your creative ideas to life.  Discover how to organize and store craft supplies for all your hobbies, even if you're short on space and budget. We've...

  12. 12 tips for setting Up a Craft Room

    Whether you're looking to refresh your existing craft room, repurpose your space or build a new room from the ground up, we've got all the tips you need to create your dream craft room! After all, designing a craft room should be a fun experience — so save a few steps and get right to expert designing with this guide. With...

  13. 6 Benefits of Non-Drying Clay

    While most clays are designed to cure into a hardened, permanent state after they are shaped, some clays are made to stay workable forever — in other words, the clay never dries! Non-drying modeling clay, also called non-dry clay, is a unique material developed for reusability. If you're wondering why a crafter would be interested in clay that can't dry...

  14. Polymer Clay Glossary

    Whether you're new to the world of clay crafts or a seasoned clayer, it's helpful to recognize all the unique words polymer clay crafters use. This glossary will improve your vocabulary so you can easily follow tutorials and make reading about different claying methods a breeze.  We organized this list of the best polymer clay terms to know so you can boost your...

  15. How to Make Uniform Polymer Clay Creations

    Polymer clay gives you the creative freedom to create anything you want. When you're making a batch of beads or a few jewelry pieces, you want the same, great results each time. You can make uniform clay creations with the right tools and techniques.  1. Measure the Same Amount of Clay  Before you start crafting, measure out the amount of...

  16. The Best Adult Craft Kits for Those Nights In

    When you want to enjoy a relaxing night in or have nothing to one fine evening, crafting can be the perfect solo or group activity to help you unwind and have fun. After all, craft nights aren't just for the kids — adults deserve art and craft time, too!  Crafting is so much more than just a creative outlet. Taking...

  17. How to Make and Insert Glass Eyes in Polymer Clay

    If you're looking for tips to add glass eyes to dolls, figures and other polymer clay projects, you've come to the right place! We'll show you how to make glass eyes of any size, step by step, using two different methods. Ready to make glossy, realistic eyes that'll take your projects from good to great? Grab your polymer clay and...

  18. How to Make Crystal Jewelry With Polymer Clay

    Do you like being a little adventurous when it comes to mixing a variety of materials to make extraordinary clay projects like jewelry and small ornaments? It's tons of fun to include accessories like crystals and faux gemstones into baked polymer clay pieces.  Below are some easy tips to make sure you get the effects you want when adding a...

  19. How to Seal Polymer Clay

    Once you've created and cured your polymer clay creation, it's time to add the finishing touches. Sealing polymer clay is an optional step that lets you enhance your creation's appearance. If you decide to seal your clay project, you can choose from plenty of options to achieve your desired look.  1. Choose a Sealant  The first step is deciding how...

  20. How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket

    How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket If you have crafters in your life, a homemade craft gift basket is the ideal way to celebrate a holiday, birthday or any occasion. Crafters love new supplies, and you can customize your craft basket gift to be a truly unique and thoughtful present for a special someone. The possibilities are endless with...

  21. How to Make Molds of Your Creations

    If you're wondering how to create multiple identical pieces of your polymer clay creations, you've come to the right place! This guide explores how to make molds of your creations to simplify and improve your claying process. Learn how to make silicone molds that you can use with polymer clay to make duplicates and add detail to designs. Let's get started! Purpose of Mold...

  22. How to Use Liquid Clay

    As you explore all the different types of polymer clay products to use at home, you may notice one that stands out from the rest because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle. You may be wondering what you can do with this exciting liquid version of clay, and the answer is quite a lot!  Learn how to make...

  23. How to Store Polymer Clay in Your Craft Room

    Polymer clay is a versatile medium crafters love. You can create everything from figurines to magnets, jewelry and more with beautiful details. Polymer clay typically comes in small packets so you often use up all the clay you buy at once. If you have any leftovers, however, you'll need to store them correctly. Polymer clay does not contain solvents or...

  24. The Different Kinds of Polymer Clay Tools for Beginners

    If you're new to the world of polymer clay crafting, welcome! With so many tools and resources to choose from, we understand it may feel a little overwhelming, so we've created this easy-to-follow list of recommended tools just for you, curated by seasoned Sculpey® clayers. This beginner's guide to polymer clay tools will help you simplify and improve your clay...

  25. 5 Festive Thanksgiving Crafts Made With Polymer Clay

    It's that time of year when turkeys, pumpkins and other festive signs of the season pop up. What better way to celebrate than to create unique clay crafts you can enjoy and use to decorate your space year after year? With Sculpey® products, you can design stunning crafts for Thanksgiving whether you’re an experienced crafter or are attempting your first project...

  26. How Much Polymer Clay Do You Need for Your Craft Project?

    You have an amazing idea for a craft project with polymer clay and can’t wait to get started. How much clay should you buy or set aside? Sculpey® has put together this guide to measuring polymer clay so that you can plan ahead and ensure you have enough to make the best finished product possible! How Much Polymer Clay Do...

  27. Understanding Polymer Clay Glazes, Sealers and Varnishes

    You've made a one-of-a-kind vase, ornament or pendant out of polymer clay, and now it's baking in the oven to cure to completion. Once it cools, what comes next? Do you need to seal polymer clay before painting or using it, and, if so, which sealers are safe to use? After all that creative work, the last thing you want to...

  28. Wetting Polymer Clay

    Using quality polymer clays such as Sculpey Premo™, Sculpey III®, Sculpey® Soufflé and Super Sculpey® gives your imagination a chance to soar. We engineer our quality polymer clay to be supple and soft until your project is finished and you're ready to bake it in your home oven. Embrace your creativity to make jewelry, ornaments and anything else you imagine...

  29. Does Air Dry Clay Break Easily?

    Sculpey air dry clay is durable when it's completely dried and cured. It has a different texture than polymer clays, appearing porous after curing. Unlike polymer clay, air dry clay does not require an oven. It cures in the air as it dries, making this clay ideal for camping, school projects and any crafters interested in experimenting with something new! Sculpey...

  30. Everything You Need to Know About Oven-Bake Clay

    Working with oven-bake clay is a fun and versatile activity for adults and kids alike! It comes in many different colors and consistencies for all of your project ideas. If you're new to using oven-bake clay, you have so much to explore!  From designing jewelry to making personalized gifts, you can let your imagination run wild. This guide will explain oven-bake...

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