Work on your color-mixing skills by blending scraps together. By combining tiny bits of different colors, you can come up with a larger, more useful amount of clay in a new color. If you’re inexperienced with mixing colors, here are two tips to get you started: First, you’ll find it hard to go wrong if you group like colors before mixing. (Blues go in one pile, reds in another, and so on.) Second, if you want to branch out beyond mixing only like colors, try mixing tiny bits of the colors to test out combinations before committing to mixing the whole piece of clay.