After nearly three weeks in self-isolation, you need a project—something that will last a while, something that you can work on little by little between the necessary Zoom conferences and solitary walks, something that you can gift to a friend whose physical presence you miss, or take with you when this pandemic is over.
But where to begin? Crafting can be tricky without the right tools, and it’s hard to know which supplies are needed to complete your entire project. Even with the proper accoutrements, devising your own original design can be daunting—you may find yourself spending more time deciding on style, color palette, and subject matter than you will actually creating your piece.
Featured on the list: Arteza Polymer Clay Set
If you ever played with Sculpey as a kid, this one should feel familiar. But this time, instead of animal figurines and Christmas ornaments, try your hand at something more elevated like a jewelry dish, bud vase holder, or jewelry pendant. Pro tip: lightly kneading two or more colors together will create a swirly marbled effect.