Name Keychains

Name Keychains Craft

Create colourful DIY keychains, perfect for personalizing backpacks, bags, and beyond! Kids can write on their name or a saying for a custom name keychain.




Supplies Needed: Crayola Air Dry Clay, Crayola Acrylic Paint, Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers, Crayola Paint Brush, Beads, Key Rings, Toothpicks, String

To Note: this project uses the sharp edge of a toothpick. Adult assistance required.


  • 1.

    Shape small pieces of clay into cubes, making enough to spell a name or message.

  • 2.

    Ask an adult to use a toothpick to poke a hole through each cube. Dry overnight.

  • 3.

    Paint cubes in desired color or pattern. Dry 1–2 hours.

  • 4.

    Add a letter to each cube using markers, spelling a name or message.

  • 5.

    Fold a sturdy piece of string in half. Thread beads and cubes through the string.

  • 6.

    Tie off the loose ends of the string into a knot.

  • 7.

    Add a key ring to the folded end of the string.

  • 8.

    Make more keychains and attach to gear to show off the colorful creations!