With easy-to-use polymer clay and these exciting projects kids can experience the creative pride of making their own beautiful crafts. Colorful photos show how to do it all, with the basics from safety to supplies to techniques covered. Instructions explain how to condition the clay, mix colors, use additives, and shape the polymer. There’s even a special section to guide parents and teachers. The super-cool effects youngsters can create include marbling, painting the clay, and image transfer. Best of all, no kiln is required, because polymer hardens in an ordinary oven. Everyone will have fun fashioning these beads, jewelry (such as an African mask pin), imitation scrimshaw, covered buttons, picture frames, game boards, and more.