Air Dry Clay Bowl Unicorn Craft

This air dry clay bowl is such a fun keepsake craft for friends and family! If your child loves unicorn crafts, they will love creating their own unicorn themed air-dry clay dish. There are only a few simple steps and a limited list of supplies needed. Follow the step by step directions below to make your very own clay bowl unicorn to fill with jewellery or other little treasures!

Air dry clay bowl unicorn craft


Looking for more unicorn crafts? Be sure to check out this unicorn headband, this super cute flying unicorn paper plate craft, this paper roll unicorn, or this easy unicorn mask craft!

Or if you're looking for more DIY clay bowl crafts, try this butterfly ring dish, this clay leaf bowl, or this heart clay bowl craft. We also have an air-dry clay cat craft that is made in a very similar way to this unicorn clay bowl.  

unicorn clay craft for kids

If you're looking for a good craft that kids of all ages can get involved in, this unicorn craft is a great one! Toddlers and preschoolers can help roll out clay shapes while older kids will be able to do more by themselves. They will love gifting this keepsake project or using it as decoration at home!

It works great for holding rings, keys, and other small objects. While it may look complicated to make, it's actually relatively easy! It's a matter of rolling out some clay and painting on the extra details. Easy peasy!

Ready to get started? Scroll down below to make your very own air dry clay bowl unicorn craft.

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Air-dry Clay Bowl Unicorn Craft

Unicorn Craft - Supplies

  • White air dry clay
  • Small bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Plastic wrap (cling film)
  • Acrylic paint pen 
  • Paint 
  • Baking paper (or smooth surface)

How to make an Air Dry Clay Bowl

STEP ONE: Gather all your supplies

Before you get started, go ahead and gather up your supplies so you have everything ready to go. You will need to make this clay bowl in two stages as the white clay must be left to dry before being painted. 

You will need to work on a smooth surface that you can easily lift your clay from, baking paper works well for this. 

STEP TWO: Prep the clay bowl

To get started, roll out the white air dry clay so it is a little wider than the small bowl you are using. The clay needs to be about 1cm thick. Lay the bowl on top of the clay. Cut around the edges of the bowl with your knife, leaving room to cut out the ears at the top. 

TIP: Make sure you trace this as one single shape as we do not want the ears to detach. 

How to make a unicorn clay bowl

Once you have cut out your circle shape with ears attached wet the tip of your fingers and smooth out the edges of the clay as shown below. Cover the small bowl in plastic wrap and then place the clay shape inside it. Press the clay piece down slightly so it touches the edges of the bowl.  As the clay dries, it will take the shape of the bowl.

How to make a clay bowl

STEP THREE: Shape the unicorn mane + horn

Roll out 3 thin strips of clay to use for the unicorn's mane. You'll want these long enough so they stretch across the top of the bowl. 

Then roll out two large strips of clay and twist them together to create the unicorn's horn.

(see image below)

clay unicorn craft

Attach the mane and horn to the clay bowl shape using water. Be sure to press them firmly so that they mould together and won't fall off once the clay dries.

Leave the clay bowl to dry for 1-2 days.

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STEP FOUR: Paint the unicorn detail on the dried clay

Once the air dry clay has dried (which will take a couple of days) draw on the unicorn eyes. Start with pencil to plan out the shape and then go back over them with an acrylic marker once you're happy with them.

clay unicorn step by step

Paint the unicorn's mane and horn with the acrylic paint colour of your choice. Paint the inside of the ears pink. Paint the cheeks using a sponge paintbrush dipped in pink paint, dab it onto paper first to remove any excess paint and then dab once onto the cheeks.

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Allow time for the paint to dry and then you're ready to use your new unicorn craft! Have fun filling your new clay bowl with jewellery, hair clips, coins or little treasures. 

Air dry clay bowl unicorn craft for kids

We hope you enjoy making this super cute air dry clay bowl! This is such a fun unicorn craft that kids will love making as well as adding to their bedroom decor. 

Air dry clay unicorn craft for kids. How to make a clay bowl.

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