Activ-Clay Halloween Swag


Modeling Clay


  • Activa Products, Activ-Clay® 1lb White, #160
  • Plaid® Folk Art® acrylic paint: 958 Christmas Red, 227 Bright Green, Whicker White, 36 School Bus Yellow, 628 Pure Orange, 410 Lavender, 411 Purple, 720 Cobalt Blue, 481 Aqua, 954 Fresh Foliage, 479 Pure Black
  • Beadalon Elasticity 1.0 mm Clear Bead Cord
  • Jewelry Quality Hemp: Gold And Green
  • Rolling Pin
  • Plastic Knife
  • Toothpick for piercing
  • Container of water
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brushes: #0 Round, #1 Flat
  • Paper Plates (for a paint palette)

Project Tips

  • Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
  • Use photo as a guide when making and painting projects.
  • Use patterns provided, enlarge them to desired size.
  • The pattern sometimes transfers to the surface of rolled out clay simply by placing patterns ink side face down on wet Activ-Clay, gently rub and remove after one minute. If not transfer has not occurred, simply turn pattern face up and trace gently over pattern lines with a pencil.
  • Pierce clay shapes where dots are on patterns making the holes 1/8” diameter.
  • Activ-Clay is superior strength air-dry clay. To dry place on a screen or rack.  If a screen or a rack is not available turn and rotate your clay pieces while drying to expose all sides to the air evenly, so no curling will occur. Paint one side of the clay shape, allow the paint to dry and then repeat the painting on the reverse side. Painting the pattern on both sides of your pieces makes the mobile twice as nice
  • Make pink paint mixing a tiny bit of red into white paint.


STEP 1  Enlarge pattern to desired size.

STEP 2  Roll out Activ-Clay® with rolling pin until ス” thick and long enough to hold the patterns.

STEP 3  Transfer patterns, cut out shapes with plastic knife. Smooth edges if needed. Pierce with toothpick and set on screen until dry.

STEP 4  Refer to the photo and paint the pumpkin orange and green with blue and purple eyes. Paint one side, allow it to dry and then repeat painting on reverse side.

STEP 5  Paint the ghost white with pink cheeks, and use black for his smile and eyes.

STEP 6  Paint the bat in purple and lavender, with aqua highlights. Paint the heart between the wings red and the smaller heart pink. Allow to dry.

STEP 7  Tie pieces together with one strand of gold and one strand of green hemp, with the pumpkin in the middle. Tie a double knot when tying pieces together, leaving 1” of space in-between pieces. On the end pieces, leave 3” of hemp and then tie a loop for hanging. Tie on extra pieces of hemp of varying lengths to add to the decorative effect.