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.


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.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a wonderful series of games by Scott Cawthon that are full of many interesting Easter eggs and funny moments, such as the selection of Exotic Butters. You can make your own Exotic Butters with polymer clay and a little imagination.

This tutorial requires a lot of different polymer clay colors, so I recommend buying a kit.

What you need:

Making the Basket for your Exotic Butters

Start off by mixing white, yellow, and brown to make the right color for the basket, which is a sort of tan color. Roll it out very thin and make the base of the basket. Make the base very wide and the walls of the basket short, so that it matches the real exotic butter basket. Mixing white and shiny white polymer clay, make the inside of the basket. Roll it out, cut a small circle in the middle, and put it against the bottom of the basket, pressing it in with the blunt end of a toothpick. Take the rest of the clay, roll it out, and line the rest of the inside of the basket. Blend the edges and fold the excess slightly over the side of the basket.

Adding Details to your Exotic Butter FNAF Basket

After the basket is lined, use a mix of light and dark red clay to make the ribbon and bow. The ribbon was a small piece rolled out thin and wrapped around the basket securely. The bow was two triangles with a dot of red in the middle to cover up where the pieces met. Make two lines on each half of the bow and stick it on. Pull the edges out slightly so it looks more 3D.

Making the Exotic Butters

The exotic butters are made from white shimmer polymer clay, light yellow polymer clay, and dark yellow polymer clay. Mix the colors to get the desired shade of yellow. Roll them out on the parchment with a small roller very carefully. Cut the rounded edges off and flatten them to look  just like real butter. 6 pieces of butter is how many is in the original basket, however I used extra sticks to fill in gaps. Put an eye hook or a piece of wire twisted into a loop into the back of it and tuck it in snugly. Bake at 375 and put a clear coat of nail polish over the butter for an even more realistic touch.

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.