How To Make Your Own Sanding Pads For Polymer Clay

DIY Sanding Pads - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #762: Sanding pads have advantages over using just the sandpaper alone, but they are expensive. Here’s how to make them yourself for pennies.

Sandpaper pads or blocks work really well for sanding polymer clay and other craft projects. They are easy to hold… have some give to them, which means that they sand rounded surfaces nicely without leaving flat spots… and they last longer than if you were to just use sandpaper by itself.

The problem is that the pads or blocks can be quite expensive, and they aren’t always available in the grit that you want.

In this video, I will show you how you can easily (and cheaply) create your own custom sanding pads in any size, grit or type of abrasive that you need.

The links to the products I use, are posted below the video. They are Amazon affiliate links.

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My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Nancy Hulburt, 08 January, 2017

    Happy New Year! Thanks for another great video with awesome tips!

    I have a Dremel tool and was wondering if it would be a good option for sanding polymer clay. Have you ever tried it? If so, what’s your opinion? It has sanding discs, both round and flat that I’m guessing I could cut finer sanding grits and use?? I’m trying to see if this is an option since if I use my hands for lengthy periods for sanding they become very painful.


  2. Cindy Lietz, 10 January, 2017

    Happy New Year to you too Nancy! I have never really liked the Dremel (with the typical sanding disks) for sanding polymer clay. The speed is pretty fast, the disks are too small and it is difficult not to get large gouges in the clay from the edges of the discs. But using the small bristle brushes may be a good option. I have some brushes that I have been planning on testing, so when I do that I will be sure to share with everyone what I learn.

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