Polymer Clay Art Workshop With Crafting Time

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I'm so happy I was chosen to attend this workshop plus the location is pretty near from my working place. I am one of the early bird and I got a chance to look of their amazing products but first let me give you a glimpse of what we did in our workshop.

Polymer according to Melody Manalaysay of Crafting Time is a plastic in clay form. The key for a good polymer clay art product is the right way of kneading. Melody, our instructor started doing crafts from clay since 2010. Her first love is paper cut then she starts doing beads then polymer clay.


Before we started, Melody introduced to us different types of polymer clay. Some of clay introduced are Fimo clay and Du-kit. Other types are Sculpey and Kato Polyclay.


For this class, we will be using Du-kit because the colors are vibrant and the texture are softer than other clay. I will show how to do it step by step. Take a look on the list of suggested brands and materials.



The five essential tools for making a polymer clay art are polymer clay (e.g. Du-kit), roller, tile, cutter and alcohol/wet wipes.

  • Prepare all the materials. NOTE* Don't roll or make your polymer clay on top of your table. Make sure to have a tile or a wood as your working surface area.
  • Before using and switching to another clay, make sure to wipe your hands with alcohol/wipes because the color of clay will transfer on your hands.
  • Choose a color and cut them using a slicer or cutter into thin strips.
  • After cutting them gather them in one area and roll using roller. Do this step until it's completely flat and no bubbles trap inside.
  • If you are having problem rolling the clay, you can use pasta maker to flatten out just like step number 7
  • After that, you can now create whatever look you want by molding it. TIPS* You can use baking products and molder to achieve the look and shapes that you like. Try to use letter rubber stamps and sculpey gloss to enhance your craft. They are all available in national bookstores.

  • After you finish molding your clay, you can now put it in the oven for about 15 minutes. NOTE* You can use oven toaster but not a microwave oven. Melody suggested to use an oven thermometer that accurately programmed to generate temperatures between 215°F (102°C) to 325°F (163°C).
  • Once their done, you can now start putting other details on your clay.
Photo credit from Berlin Maynigo of msbolin.wordpress.com

This is not bad for beginners right? They are perfect for souvenir, gift or giveaways. We take a tour on their finish products and they are all amazing.


These are some of her hand made craft using polymer clay. All the details that you see in there are made of clay. She's so talented, uggghh! I envy her.


If you are interested with their products, their store is located at Lower Ground Floor Rustan's Supermarket Edsa Shangrila. They have other products like Smiggle, doodle books, coloring books and art materials. Perfect for your kids.


If you are interested with their workshop, they still have a lot of classes this whole summer. Kindly contact Crafters and Scrappers for more info. Don't forget to follow them on facebook.



Thank you Mommy Bloggers Philippines, Alma Ramirez of Sunshine See & Crafters and Scrappers and Melody Manalaysay of Crafting Time for this wonderful experience.


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22 comments

  1. I remember using polymer clay when I was younger and having so much fun with it! I had forgotten it until now and I am inspired and want to go get some and do it with my daughter! That would be a really fun class to take and the fact that you get to take home your spoils make it even better!

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  2. Such a fun way to spend the afternoon. We plan to drop by The CraftersMarketplace and join other art workshops and also buy some materials for our DIY session at home :)

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  3. This looks so much fun, I used to use fimo as a child with my sister and we would make Christmas earrings and other fun jewellery with it! You did such a great job as a beginner, love the flowers you created!

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  4. Looks fun!!(: I tried Polymer Clay before and it was very relaxing! And cute outcome, right?(:

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  5. That seems so fun! I used to join lots of art workshops when I was a teenager, but with adult life I dropped them all... You reminded me of how great it used to feel to create all these lovely pieces!

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  6. Hi...seems to have been a great workshop..i have learnt most of polymer clay use through youtube videos to do with my son

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  7. This looks really professional. Definitely not like beginners at all! How cool is this that we can create these beautiful things just with or own hands. I love the bright colors. The end results are just fabulous!

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  8. I was actually watching a group of people doing that at Shangri-La a few times. Naalala ko lang na noon kasi sa mall na iyan, there used to be a shop that lets people color their pots, mugs and plates and then they will bake it and you return at a later date to pick up.

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  9. I pass by them everytime I shop at Rustans at Shangri-La Mall. On one occasion I watched a group of people doing their craft. Naalala ko tuloy there used to be a shop that lets you color mugs, plates, bowls, and then they will bake it for you which you pick up at a later date.

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  10. This is so nice. Sayang di ako nag-sign-up. :) I've always wondered how those little trinkets are made. May baking pala na involved.

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  11. Oh wow! I've been looking for this for years! Too bad I'm busy now :( But wow, what a great way to pass time!

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  12. Awww everything's so pretty! Now I want to learn how to work with polymer clay!

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  13. Looks interesting! Ang gaganda! :)

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  14. I never thought it entails baking... this activity is a great way to encourage creativity amongst kids. Probably a good stress relieving activity for adults too!

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  15. The finished products looks so nice. I'm never the crafty type pero it looks so easy I just might try it. :)

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  16. Looks super fun! I hope I was able to enjoy that too. I'm a fan of crafting but I lost time when I had a son. Ngayon lang ulit nagkaka time :)

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  17. I've always wanted to learn how to play with polymer clay! Although I want to make small food and cute things.

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  18. Learn how to do art with polymer clay - this is still on my to do list! XD

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  19. It looks so fun! I am not a that crafty but I want to try this activity myself. Maybe soon. :)

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  20. I love all these creative workshop happening around. I sure hope I can find one near my location soon. Nothing like dabbling in artsy fartsy stop to bring out one's creativity, right?

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  21. Wow it seems really fun to do. I think you've done a damn good job with those flowers! I don't think I'm able to do it x)

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  22. ah! its polymer clay pala.. ive been seeing a lot of these on instagram.. theyre too cute.. one must be artistic and imaginative when doing arts..i wanna try it too!

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