I am so excited about this fun kids craft. It is so much fun! I found this amazing clay on Amazon that you can mold and then bake and it becomes an eraser. I have tried a couple different brands and this brand is by far the most amazing. It erases just as good as a store bought eraser and it is the best because you and your kids can make your favorite things. You can make them without a pencil in them, I just put a pencil right in them because I think it is fun to have it attached to the pencil, but you can make them for their pencil boxes or for party gifts! You will love this!
First, here is the clay I used. It is called Creatibles DIY eraser kit. I made these 3 erasers and I still could easily make 15-20 more! My daughter and I had such a great time making these. I added links to the eraser kit and the pencils below.
Back to School Eraser Animals Tutorial
I made 3 different animals and I have pictures of each for you, but the options are endless. These are just a few examples to get you started. Start by warming the clay with your hands until it becomes super moldable, then mold all the pieces and put them together. To make eyes for all the animals, I used 2 tiny white balls and smashed them and then a tiny black dot for the center of each. I wanted mine on the end of a pencil so I just molded the bodies right to the pencil.
I rolled the body into a ball and then shaped it onto the pencil and added the ears. Then you just stick it all together and take a sharp object and scratch little scallops into the chest and some lines around the eyes.
I think this little guy is so cute. I rolled a ball for the body and then rolled out 8 little snakes for tentacles. Then you just roll each tentacle like a snail and attach it to the bottom of the ball, then cut off the extra length. Then I stuck it onto the pencil and remolded the ball.