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Sculpey® Air-Dry™ clay is one of two air-dry modeling clays offered by Sculpey® — the other being Sculpey® Air-Dry™ Porcelain Clay. You can choose between classic terra cotta or bright white air-dry clay for your next project.
At Sculpey®, we love air-dry model clay because it's easy to work with and dries on its own without baking. Our formula is lightweight and smooth with a fibrous composition that makes it perfect for little hands that aren't as strong yet. Because it's able to dry on its own, you can use it to craft even when you don't have access to an oven, like in a classroom or daycare setting.
Features of Sculpey® Air-Dry™ polymer clay include:
When you create something, you want to have fun and end up with a project you can be proud of. If you've never worked with air-dry clay before, you'll probably want some guidance before you get started to ensure you finish with your desired results.
Air-dry clay is slightly different than regular oven-baked polymer clay — it's got a fibrous texture and particular handling instructions. For the best results, keep the following tips in mind when crafting with air-dry polymer clay:
While your Sculpey® Air-Dry™ creations will dry on their own, you can also cure more quickly by baking them in your oven at 200° F. The baking duration depends on your clay's thickness — thin pieces should bake for a minimum of 20 minutes, while thick pieces should bake longer with frequent checks for hardness.
If you buy your air-dry clay in bulk and don't use it all at once, you can extend the shelf-life on any unopened packages by placing them in an airtight container.
Beginner and seasoned crafters alike love to use Sculpey® Air-Dry™ clay to create stunning jewelry, picture frames and home decor items. When you create air-dry clay crafts with Sculpey®, the only limit is your imagination.
Sculpey® Air-Dry™ is easy to manipulate and create textures that imitate other materials. You can add color by kneading a small amount of oil paint into your clay before you craft. You can also wait until your project is dry and color your final product with markers or acrylic paint.
Depending on your project's size and thickness, it should fully cure within two days. Our air-dry options are ideal for larger crafts that may not fit in your oven or mixed media projects that include materials that can't be safely baked.
Find inspiration for your next air-dry polymer clay project by perusing what other artists have done, including:
For over 50 years, Sculpey® has been bringing high-quality products from our business to your home. We strive to help you bring your imagination to life with inspiring pieces from talented artists and clayers worldwide. When you're ready to get started, browse our air-dry polymer clay line, as well as tools and accessories designed to make crafting easy and fun.
Order Sculpey® Air-Dry™ polymer clay online today and bring your unique visions to life with flair.