Capricorn Symbol Art Charms

For Homemade Key Chains, Make Your Own Magnets and Birthday Symbol Charms Using The Capricorn Symbol

Make a Capricorn symbol art charm with this polymer clay tutorial...This Capricorn zodiac symbol art charm idea can be used for making easy homemade key chains, homemade magnets or homemade rear view mirror charms...

They make clever homemade graduation gifts...

Fabulous homemade boyfriend gift ideas and girlfriend gift ideas...

Generally awesome homemade birthday gift ideas for friends, siblings, even dads (my dad has kept the charm I made him in the eighth grade dangling from his rear view mirror for the past 20 years!)...

However and whoever you decide to make your zodiac charm for will be your choice. Either way, it will be a thoughtful and personalized homemade gift for someone special.


How to Make a Capricorn Symbol Art Charm


Supplies for making polymer clay Capricorn symbol art charm...Materials:

  • Polymer clay (Sculpey III) in two colors
    Hint: If you find yourself without the colors you need, try mixing your polymer clay. For example, dark blue and white will make light blue (as shown in this project)
  • Metal paper clip

Helpful Tools:

  • Wax paper
  • Masking tape
  • Wire cutters
  • Straight edged knife or something to cut clay
  • Tooth pick
  • Rolling pin or straight sided glass to roll clay out with
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven
  • Click here for our printable Capricorn symbol template...Lint free cloth and/or baby wipes for easy clean up during and after
  • If you'd like, you can print our free Capricorn Template for easy reference when making the symbol.

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol Step-by-Step Instructions


  1. Prepare work surface. Tape a piece of wax paper to your work surface.
  2. Condition Clay. Your polymer clay will be hard and slightly brittle at first. To soften, break it up into 3 or 4 pieces and warm in hands. Start kneading and twisting clay. As clay gets softer, start rolling into snake like lengths, squish and press back together, roll into ball and repeat until clay is soft, smooth and even.
    Tip: If needed, wipe hands with cloth or baby wipe between conditioning different colors.
  3. Flatten Clay. Do this however you like. One clean and simple way is to put a ball of clay between layers of wax paper and use a straight edged glass to roll it flat. Pick up the disk a couple times to prevent sticking.
    Tip: Wipe work surface with a lint free cloth clean between rolling different colors.

Flatten a ball of polymer clay between two sheets of wax paper...Form a flat disc...

  1. Trim Clay For Base. Using a knife or other straight edge tool, cut a square or rectangle from the color you plan to use on top. Cut the other color slightly larger then the first.

Cut the top layer of the base of your homemade Capricorn key chain...Cut the bottom key chain layer slightly larger than the top...

  1. Prepare paper clip. Open the paper clip and cut off the end as shown.

Create your own keychain hardware with a metal paper clip...

  1. Enclose paper clip. Press paper clip gently into bottom base piece and cover with top base piece. Press down gently to stick.

Press paper clip down gently and sandwich between key chain layers...The base for your Capricorn symbol art charm is complete, apply gentle pressure to stick...

  1. Roll out Clay. To make this Capricorn symbol, roll clay out evenly into one long extra skinny coil.

Roll clay out into one long skinny coil...

  1. Make Capricorn Symbol. Using the long skinny coil, make the capricorn sign. I find it helpful to roll a toothpick gently back and forth over the spot where the sign will overlap to make room for the coil to cross (as shown bottom left). Once sign is positioned well, trim any excess from the end.

    Hint: Be sure your clay is well conditioned and still at it's most pliable for this sign.

A tooth pick can be used to gently flatten clay where it will need to overlap for capricorn symbol...Continue to mold coil into capricorn symbol, trim excess from end...

  1. Attach to Charm Base. Gently press symbol to charm base, taking care not to squish clay or leave finger prints.

Attach Capricorn symbl to charm base and press down gently...

  1. Bake Clay. Bake clay on parchment lined baking sheet in home oven at the temperature and time specified on manufacture's instructions. For the Sculpey III used here, the pieces were baked at 275° F (130° C) for 15 minutes. Do not over bake, Sculpey III polymer clay will scorch easily (scorched clay looks dark and shadowed).

Bake polymer clay key chain charms as directed by manufacturer...

Capricorn Symbol Art Charm Tips:

  • To make a magnet, leave out the paper clip and once baked, glue a magnet to the back or attach self sticking magnet strips.
  • These make great homemade birthday gift ideas , homemade teen gifts, homemade boyfriend gift ideas or girlfriend gift ideas and homemade graduation gifts for friends.
  • Use whatever colors you like.
  • String it up for a cute rear view mirror charm...

More Sun Sign Symbol Art Charms: Aries Symbol, Taurus Symbol, Gemini Symbol, Cancer Symbol, Leo Symbol, Virgo Symbol, Libra Symbol, Scorpio Symbol, Sagittarius Symbol, Aquarius Symbol, Pisces Symbol

Coordinating Homemade Gift Ideas...

Gift wrap your Scorpio symbol art charm in an Origami Gift Box...

Origami Box Instructions

An origami gift box is a fun and creative way to give this Sun Sign Art Charm...

Give your Scorpio symbol art charm in a cute pouch card...

Make a Pouch Card

Make a pouch card for a unique way to enclose and send a Sun Sign Art Charm for that special birthday guy or gal...

Get more birthday symbol ideas and templates...

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Get templates for each of the Birthday Symbols and learn more about creating and crafting with Sun Signs on our Birthday Symbols main page...

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