Marble Paper Weight

We always have air-dry clay around. It is great for little hands that enjoy sculpting and saving their little creations. My daughter wanted to make a special paper weight to give to her Grandma. She called her creation a "treasure" paper weight...I think because the marbles looked like gemstones.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I had these tiny marbles left over from a floral project. Emma's had her eyes on these marbles for a while now, so I knew she'd love them for this project.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First she kneaded away at the dough to soften it up.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    She rolled the dough into a large ball and flattened one side. Then it was time to "add the pretty" to it! Both my kids (ages 2 and 5) enjoyed pushing the marbles into the clay.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Wow! This was so simple to make and came out so very pretty. It almost looks like a turtle shell, doesn't it?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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