Polymer Clay Flower Cards

This is a great sensory play activity, even better than playdough because the clay is stiff at first and requires kneading to soften up. You can shape the clay into anything your heart desires, bake it off for a few minutes, and it’s set! We decided to make some flowers for DIY Valentine’s Day cards for family and friends. We did this activity when the kids had the day off from school and Grandma came to visit. We had a lot of fun thinking up new ways to mold the clay and I know you will too! Help keep our resources for families with special needs free! We have recommended products which were used in the production of this craft. You can purchase the products through the Amazon Smile program, with Project Autism selected as your charity of choice, allowing us to receive a donation from Amazon for every purchase you make. Adapted from the book Red Ted Art


  • Polymer clay in different colors - Smile Link
  • Card Stock
  • Paper
  • PVA glue (This might also be called craft or hobby glue, but you are looking for something with a neutral pH so the clay doesn’t change colors where the glue touches it. - Smile Link
  • Baking sheet(s)

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Step 1

Pick a color and break off a piece.

Step 2

Mold it with your fingers.

Step 3

Make whatever you want!

Step 4

Have fun!

Step 5

Bake in the oven, following the instructions on the packaging. Ours was 15 minutes at 275 degrees.

Step 6

Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray.

Step 7

I folded brown cardstock and we practiced cutting to make some strips and rectangles to make the cards.

Step 8

We glued the flowers onto the cards with the PVA glue.

Step 9

Super cute, right?! We love them and I think their recipients will too!