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Antique Frame Restoration with InstaMold and PermaStone />

Antique Frame Restoration with InstaMold and PermaStone

Joseph Perry restored an original frame for a Bela Kadar watercolor by replicating one of the intact corners using InstaMold, then casting a new corner out of PermaStone.
Honey Bear Clay Lesson Plan {With Activ-Low Fire Clay} />

Honey Bear Clay Lesson Plan {With Activ-Low Fire Clay}

Students will have so much fun learning about kiln fire clay techniques while making adorable "honey bears" in all shapes and sizes! This lesson plan uses Activ-Low Fire Clay (formerly known as Blackjack Low Fire Clay), and allows students to experience the magic of clay!
Lumina Clay Mermaid Tail Bracelet {via When Creativity Knocks} />

Lumina Clay Mermaid Tail Bracelet {via When Creativity Knocks}

Our friends at When Creativity Knocks have used Lumina Clay air dry clay to create a beautiful mermaid tail bracelet that's perfect for any seashore lover!
60 Days of Summertime Crafts for Kids />

60 Days of Summertime Crafts for Kids

Summer vacation - every child's favorite time of year! The school-free days are a wonderful time to relax and unwind, and to stretch those creative muscles! If you're looking for ways to keep your kids entertained, we've compiled this list of SIXTY AWESOME CRAFTS FOR KIDS that will keep them busy and off the electronic devices!
Hearty Clay Flower Bouquet />

Hearty Clay Flower Bouquet

Artist and teacher Julia Dogan creates incredible floral bouquets and wall art with Hearty Clay air dry clay!
Artist Spotlight: David Everett of Chicken Lips />

Artist Spotlight: David Everett of Chicken Lips

Seasonal folk art overflowing with whimsy and personality is the specialty of David Everett of Chicken Lips - the next artist in our Artist Spotlight Series. We're thrilled to have learned more about what inspires him and how he creates his magical sculptures, and we know you'll enjoy reading more about David and his work, too!
How to Make a Fairy Garden Tree Vase with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth />

How to Make a Fairy Garden Tree Vase with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth

Plain glass florist vases are a common thrift store find. Transform them into absolutely stunning decor with this breathtaking fairy garden tree vase project! Learn how to use Rigid Wrap plaster cloth and Hearty Clay air dry clay to create a magical fairy garden scene that multi-tasks as a flower vase.
Three Dimensional Under the Sea Painting by Amanda Fleischbein />

Three Dimensional Under the Sea Painting by Amanda Fleischbein

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Amanda Fleischbein created this Three Dimensional Under the Sea Painting. Click here to see the full lesson plan!
Colorful Canned Mushrooms by Nichole Hahn />

Colorful Canned Mushrooms by Nichole Hahn

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Nichole Hahn created this Colorful Canned Mushrooms project. Click through to see the whole lesson plan!
Imagine Dragons Sculpture by Breanne Rothwell />

Imagine Dragons Sculpture by Breanne Rothwell

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Breanne Rothwell created this Imagine Dragons sculpture lesson plan. Click through to learn more!
Where Am I? Three-Dimensional Topographical Mapping by Polly Blair />

Where Am I? Three-Dimensional Topographical Mapping by Polly Blair

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Polly Blair created this Three-Dimensional Topographical Map lesson plan, using InstaMold, PermaStone, and Activ-Clay. Through this lesson, students will learn how to express where they are in the world in a three-dimensional way. Click here for the full lesson plan!
Air Dry Clay Flower Frame Magnets />

Air Dry Clay Flower Frame Magnets

If you're looking for an easy and cute DIY Mother's Day gift idea or DIY birthday gift idea, these air dry clay flower frame magnets are the perfect solution! They're a fun air dry clay craft for kids of all ages, and the recipient will love to see a smiling face in a frame on his or her refrigerator!
Glitter Art Made with Sand Art Kit />

Glitter Art Made with Sand Art Kit

Gracie, the 11 year old granddaughter of ACTÍVA Operations Manager, Bobby Don, created this beautiful glitter art by using the geometric die cuts in ACTÍVA's new Sand Art Kit! We love Gracie's creative and sparkly use of the Sand Art Kit!
How to Sculpt a Paper Mache Rooster with FastMâché />

How to Sculpt a Paper Mache Rooster with FastMâché

Are you looking to add some farmhouse flair to your home decor, or perhaps to simply create an adorable feathered "friend"? If so, this paper mache rooster sculpted with ACTÍVA Products' FastMâché instant paper mache is the perfect project!
DIY Snail Sculpture with Rigid Wrap {An Easter Egg Upcycle} />

DIY Snail Sculpture with Rigid Wrap {An Easter Egg Upcycle}

Put those plastic Easter eggs to good use with a fun upcycle project! Use them to create adorable snail sculptures with Rigid Wrap plaster cloth. This project is fun for all ages and great for the classroom!
9 Helpful Air Dry Clay Tips & Tricks />

9 Helpful Air Dry Clay Tips & Tricks

Air dry clay is a wonderful medium for making arts and crafts projects, home decor items, and more, but it can be a little tricky to work with if you're not prepared.
DIY Baroque Candle with Premier Clay by Mark Montano />

DIY Baroque Candle with Premier Clay by Mark Montano

Learn how to make a gorgeous baroque candle with Premier Clay air dry clay. Famed arts and crafts personality, Mark Montano, teaches you how with this easy to follow tutorial!
Tie Dye Hand Tile With Hearty Clay Air Dry Clay />

Tie Dye Hand Tile With Hearty Clay Air Dry Clay

Students will enjoy working with air dry clay and learning about color mixing in this tie dye hand tile project. Download the lesson plan in this post.
Sand and Sea Dimensional Art />

Sand and Sea Dimensional Art

Students of all ages - from as young as kindergarten to as old as high school - can create this sand and sea dimensional art! It's a wonderful project to introduce them to perspective, texture, and dimension.
Must-Have Supplies For a Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony />

Must-Have Supplies For a Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony

As with all things wedding-related, a little bit of planning goes a long way when a unity sand ceremony is part of your special day! There are many things you'll need to ensure a successful wedding unity sand ceremony, but if you plan ahead, your ceremony will be a beautiful addition to your wedding day. Here is our list of must-haves for any wedding unity sand ceremony.
How to Make Heart-Shaped Kindness Rocks with ArtPlaster />

How to Make Heart-Shaped Kindness Rocks with ArtPlaster

Learn how to create heart-shaped kindness rocks to brighten other people's days this Valentine's Day, or any day! It's easy to create heart-shaped "rocks" with ArtPlaster. This tutorial teaches you exactly how to do it!
Topographical Map of Arizona with Scenic Sand />

Topographical Map of Arizona with Scenic Sand

Jay Eshleman, an artist from Show Low, Arizona, created a stunning topographical map of Arizona and covered it in Scenic Sand colored sand to create additional texture and interest.
How to Make Larger than Life Pencil Sculptures with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth />

How to Make Larger than Life Pencil Sculptures with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth

Learn how to make larger than life pencil sculptures with Rigid Wrap plaster cloth and paper towel rolls! This fun video will show you everything you need to create this project.
Colored Sand Crafts for the Winter Holidays />

Colored Sand Crafts for the Winter Holidays

The winter holidays will be here soon, and it's the perfect time to get crafty with your family! Make some memories this holiday season with simple colored sand craft projects that are wonderful for all ages and skill levels.