Kawaii Book Charm

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Make a Kawaii book charm to clip to your back pack or planner. These are so cute and easy to make you will want to create one in every color!

What you need:

Start out by flattening some white clay. I used a pasta machine on #2 setting and doubled up that thickness by folding my sheet of clay in half. Cut out a rectangle with a blade or clay cutter.

Flatten your color choice of clay to act as the book cover. I used setting #3 on my pasta machine.

Use a clay cutter to trim the sides of the book cover leaving a slight bit of extra trim/edge.

Fold the rest of the cover over pressing gently on the spine so the cover will hold shape.

Trim off the excess cover.

Press a toothpick into the sides of the cover for detail.

Use your smallest ball end tool to create 2 eye sockets. Roll small black balls of clay the same size as the ball end and gently press into the sockets.

Use your hobby blade to make slash marks to make it look like you could really read through all those pages.

Bake your creation at 265 for 15 minutes. (remember to add an eye pin if you want this as a charm.)

After baking add facial details with a toothpick and acrylic paint.

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About Amy

Amy will be sharing with us polymer clay tutorials, tips, and techniques, as well as an occasional general craft project. She is always thinking of something new and fun to create. She loves painting, drawing, origami, and clay sculpting. Amy is a mother of 2 beautiful girls who lives in central IL. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, crafts (of course), reading, spending time outdoors, and watching 80's and Disney movies. Amy loves to live life colorfully. Her motto is "anyone can craft". She is excited to be able to share tips and tricks with her fellow crafters. Amy is always happy to receive comments and answer any questions regarding her blog posts. Check out more of Amy's jewelry and buy some for yourself at her Etsy shop, DangerousRainboCraft.

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