Crafting Cute: Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way: 50 Fantastically Fun Projects (Paperback)
Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy shop FunUsual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly fun projects.
Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging from small trinkets to larger home accessories, including:
- 25 itty-bitty and ridiculously cute charms, earrings, brooches, and figurines of Popsicles, macarons, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donuts, tacos, sloths, unicorns, and more.
- 15 adorable midsize pieces, such as plant holders, desk accessories, and ring holders in the shapes of llamas, hedgehogs, whales, jellyfish, and more.
- 10 large “showstopper” pieces, such as a rainbow soap dish, fairy garden, penguin tic-tac-toe game, and robot paper clip holder.
With information to get you started, including techniques on softening the clay, color mixing, and baking, Crafting Cute will have you delightfully sculpting in no time.
About the Author
Dani Banani is a mixed-media artist, maker, and entrepreneur based in the Pacific Northwest. Five years ago she decided to strike out on her own with a variety of kawaii-style stationery products and a line of handmade polymer-clay plant holders. During this time Dani has developed her brand, Funusual Suspects, into one of the top shops on Etsy, with over three hundred products, and her work has been featured on BuzzFeed, House Beautiful, Popular Science, the Seattle Times, the Pickler & Ben show, the DING YouTube channel, and Hive Handmade, among many other online and media sources.