How to Make Clay Marbles


Make your own set of marbles to collect, display or play with. If you have a game that has missing marbles, homemade marbles could help to keep it playable. Kids can make the marbles as well, as the process is a simple one and does not require any special tools. Polymer clay comes in many colors and can be baked in an oven, rather than a kiln, making it the best material for homemade marbles.

Things You'll Need

  • Oven
  • Wax paper
  • Masking tape
  • Polymer clay in multiple colors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Preheat your oven according to the label on your polymer-clay package.

  • Cut a sheet of wax paper to cover your work space, and tape it in place with masking tape.

  • Roll two snake shapes with different colors of polymer clay. You can use more colors if you like; just roll an extra snake shape for each color.

  • Spiral the snake shapes around each other, and roll the entire spiraled roll into a snake again to smooth the colors into each other.

  • Break the snake apart into marble-sized pieces, and roll them into balls with your palms. Notice that the colors create a marbled effect.

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the marbles on the baking sheet.

  • Bake the marbles according to the directions on the polymer clay package. Allow them to cool before playing with them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make a whole set of matching marbles, or experiment with several different colors of clay.
  • Do not allow children to operate the oven. An adult should place the marbles into the oven and remove them when they are done baking.

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