This is a very easy and simple tutorial for basic polymer clay cane making. You could also make a poop emoji by just using brown clay in a triangle shape instead of making it with a heart.

You will need:

Make the Middle Heart Shape

Start by sculpting a very thick heart shape from polymer clay. For a small inch and a half thick cane, use about a half inch ball of clay and shape it into a tear drop shape. Use the point of the toothpick to make the top part of the heart, making sure it is really thick for best results.

Outline and Roll it out

Next, use the purple clay and make another tear drop shape, filling in the top of the heart. Add a couple extra pieces of purple on either side of the heart, so it does not get out of shape when you roll the cane out. Roll out a decent sized amount of purple that will wrap all the way around and should be about 1/6th of an inch thick. Pull and mold the heart to be a little longer as well as better attach the purple pieces to the red pieces. Then wrap the heart in the purple on the side, blending the seams and carefully rolling it out to desired thickness. Wait about 15 minutes for it to cool before slicing with a very sharp blade, such an Exacto, and bake at 275 F.

Where I Messed up: Do’s and Don’ts

One thing I quickly learned is that right after rolling it out, it is not ready to be sliced. The clay cane is too warm, and cutting it will smear the colors and be ruined. Something also learned is after baking, the Sculpey is hard to cut and will flake to pieces like a rock. If clay is not added around the middle shape, the middle piece will deformed when rolled out and is ruined. Rubbing alcohol is ideal for removing fingerprints from the clay cane.

Finish

The clay slices are best looking with a clear coat of nail polish. The cane slices can be used in a variety of ways, including charms and slime accessories. You could also use the same method with fondant, and make edible cane pieces for decorating cupcakes or cookies.

 

This Escape the Classroom key was made from polymer clay and can easily be sculpted at home. It features a dragon in the top part of the key, and the key is a good prop for photo shoots or a ridiculously large pendant. However, it is quite fragile so I do not recommend wearing it as an actual pendant. Craft with caution.

What you need:

Step 1: Trace and Make the Tin Foil Base of the Giant Key

Start by tracing a picture of the key as big as you would like it to be on a piece of wax paper. This will be the template and is safe to bake. The sharpie also will not bleed through the wax paper. So make the core pieces out of tin foil for stability. Simply crush tinfoil up in the shape of the pieces but slightly smaller so the clay wraps securely around it.

Step 2: Polymer Clay Part

Once the foil parts are done, sculpt the clay around all the pieces, make the flat pieces in the middle and attach. For the base pieces, wrap the pieces in tin foil and use clay where needed to make the shapes. Make the unlocky part of the key by rolling some polymer clay about a quarter of an inch directly on the sharpie outline of it on the parchment. When you flip it over, it will have the outline that you can cut around with a boxcutter. Smooth any edges. Make sure the top part of the key will have a place to securely glue onto the top of the key base.

 Sculpting the Top of the Giant Key

For the dragon in the middle of the key, I used the same method. Sculpt the dragon and then the rest of the giant key, attaching the dragon by the head, tail, and front paw to the rest of the key, all which must be sculpted directly on the wax paper. After the top of the key is sculpted, put the pieces all together in the oven at 275 F for about 15 minutes. Attach the cooled pieces with glue. Spray paint the key silver with spray paint for a lovely finish.

Have you ever wanted to wear a lollipop, but it was just too sticky? Then let this simple and easy tutorial guide you through how to make your own sugar free and totally wearable polymer clay lollipop.

What you will need

Step 1:Collecting your Different Colors

Start by rolling out small balls of each color, about a third inch round each. Separate the white and translucent first, as they will be stained by the other colors if you mold them with your hands while having other colors on them. Start with translucent, then sparkly white, light blue, silver, teal, red, and then finally bronze for the best effect.

Step 2:Making the Lollipop

After the balls of clay are rolled out and kneaded, roll them all individually on a flat surface to about 6 inches long. Twist them together gently and roll them all together, twisting it up as much as you would like as you roll it thinner, to about a foot in length. Then roll it up in a circle and tuck the end of the twist on the side so that it leaves a slight indent in the clay for the popsicle stick.

Step 3:Adding the Stick to the Polymer Clay Lollipop and Final Touches

Roll the plain white to about a third inch thickness and cut the end flat. Attach the stick to the base of the lollipop and sort of squish them together to make them fuse. Cut out a piece of wire that is slightly longer than the lollipop from the bottom of the stick all the way to the top of the lollipop. Twist the wire with a loop on the end and make sure it will fit. Use a skewer to poke a hole almost through and bake it at 275F for 15 minutes. After it comes out of the oven, superglue the metal piece into the lollipop securely and let it cure, then you are technically done. However, it will look much better if you leave the stick matte but drip clear nail polish or glaze on the candy part of the lollipop.

This adorable sculpey polymer clay charm is easy to make and sure to look fabulous on your bookbag, around your neck, or maybe even on your friend.

What you need

Roll out some Sculpey Polymer Clay

Start by cutting a two pieces of parchment that are a fairly decent size to roll your clay out between. You should need about a foot of parchment. Roll out a golf ball size amount of Sculpey. Place your sculpey between the two parchment pieces. Roll it out with your rolling pin until it is about ¼ inch thick. Make sure you are rolling on a stable, flat surface to ensure your sculpey is the proper thickness.

Cookie cutting time

  

Use your cookie cutter to cut out two heart shapes from the clay. I used my finger to smooth the edges a bit for a cleaner appearance on the sides that will be facing out. You can always make little sprinkles and put them on the cookie halves. Just roll out clay thinly and cut it into little pieces. I poked the top heart with a toothpick to give it the texture on the edges.

Cutting your Wire to Make your Creation a Polymer Clay Charm

To make my little cookie a charm, I cut about an inch of wire off the roll and twisted it carefully. I held the spiked ends of the wire in the pliers and twisted it three or four times. I also bent the two ends out like an anchor, so it will not slip out of the clay once in.

Roll out your Icing for Your Sculpey Cookie

Just like you would with the sprinkles, roll out a piece of sculpey. However you will want to roll out your sculpey to about 1/8 thickness. After you have a long piece rolled out, double it up and see if you have enough to go all the way around the cookie with plenty of slack.

Twist it and wrap it around the edge of the bottom cookie. Start at the middle and wind out, and curl up the rest of the clay into the center. Press your wire piece into the middle of the heart into the extra icing and cover the base of the wire with the clay so it stays secure. Press your top cookie gently on top. Bake at 275 Fahrenheit for about half an hour.

Painting your Polymer Clay Cookie

After your sculpey polymer clay friend has cooled completely, you can finally paint it. I used nail polish for durability, because I am making it into a necklace. I recommend you use a fine brush with a fine nail polish brush which you can get here for the icing. Paint the icing first, it will be the hardest to paint. Make sure to get in all the gaps and allow it to fully dry. After the icing is dry, I painted the top and bottom cookies pink. I used a toothpick to make sure there is no polish in the holes on the front cookie. Once your two halves are dry, you can choose to add a face with sharpies, otherwise you are done. This sharpie set that you can obtain here should be enough for all your sharpie needs.

The medicine wheel is a native American symbol for north, south, east and west. Each color has a different meaning for health, black representing emotional, white being mental, red being spiritual, and yellow being physical.

You will need:

Step One: Making the Base of the Medicine Wheel

Roll out white sculpey to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut a circle out of it. Use the back of the boxcutter blade to lightly score two lines, dividing the circle into four parts. Do not cut the pieces apart. Roll out each color of clay to an eighth of an inch as well.

Step two: Applying the Colors to the Medicine Wheel

For the colors of the wheel in polymer clay, place the polymer clay over one divided section of the clay and cut it to fit perfectly with your box cutter. Be careful to only cut the top piece of clay and not the base. Then do this for all of the pieces, making sure they are all properly sized and wiping off any fingerprints on the clay.

Step three: Final Touches before Baking

Then after your colors are on the wheel, you can use a skewer or dotting tool to poke holes in the wheel. Put one at the top of the wheel and three at the bottom, if you choose to make little feathers to hang from this polymer clay charm. For the three feathers, take some scrap white clay and shape them like teardrops, flattening them out slightly. Put a hole through each feather at the top and put it on the baking sheet with the medicine wheel.

Step four: Painting Your Medicine Wheel

Once the medicine wheel comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for about an hour. Then paint may be applied to each of the colors to make them stand out and cover any flaws or fingerprints on your medicine wheel. Once the paint is dry, add the feathers to your creation using jump rings and pliers. The reason it is preferred to use jump rings instead of glue is because this will allow the feathers to freely swing instead of being solid. Once your feathers are on, you are done. This medicine wheel is fun to wear to powwows or to hang from a dreamcatcher.