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.

 

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.

Sculpey is extremely versatile. You can make pretty much anything you want out of it. While I was making the Sculpey Sea Dragon, I realized how easy it would be to make a mermaid tail charm. The process is very similar, and if you are following along with my tutorials, you probably already have everything you need to make the mermaid tail charm.

Supplies:

 

Make the Base Pieces

Start off with a small ball of Sculpey.  Make a cone shape and roll it in your hands to make it as long as you want. Take another small piece and make it a triangle.

 

Make the Wire Frame and Fins

Then see how much wire you need to go through the whole tail and about half of the triangle. Cut it off and bend it to however curved you want your pendant to be, and put it into the tail. Attach the fin after that is done and start to shape the fin. I made mine look like a moon shape sort of, and I did this by just gently pulling out the two outer edges and smoothing the middle.

Finish the Details

 I then took my toothpick and carefully put a few lines in the fin. You don’t have to do this, It is completely optional. You can also use your toothpick to carve out scales if you want to, but it will make it harder to paint later. Also something I learned from this craft- MAKE SURE YOU SMOOTH YOUR FINGERPRINTS OUT OR WEAR GLOVES. When it bakes, it will be permanent and you are stuck with it , or you can choose to buff it out with a fingernail file which I do not recommend as it can break your mermaid tail.

Bake the Tail for 30 Minutes

I put my mermaid tail in the oven for about 30 minutes at 275 Fahrenheit, however bake according to your package instructions. Please use a parent’s help with this if you are younger to avoid being burned. Wait for it to cool before touching it… I waited about 10-15 minutes for it to cool. Allow it to dry for at least an hour to make sure it is fully hardened before you paint it.

 

Paint and Decorate

Once your tail has dried, coat your mermaid tail in a layer of purple metallic paint. If you are using Folkart, do one coat and let dry before continuing. Add a second coat and this time while the paint is still wet, dip your brush in a very minimal amount of gold and green, and very lightly streak it into the mermaid tail to give it a bit more color. Seal it all in with a clear coat of nail polish or varnish and you are DONE

Meet Quackers. He is a polymer clay duck who is larger than a grain of rice, but smaller than a dime. He is yellow, cute and easy to make!

To make Quackers, You will need:

Make Three Balls of Clay

Start off by making three balls of clay, like you would to make a snowman. One should be larger than all of them, one should be medium sized for the head, and the teeny tiny ball for his beak.

Shape the Duck Body

Make a teardrop shape for the body. Set it down on its side and carefully curl up the sharper side like a tiny tail. Then put the medium ball on top of this body and shape the little beak like a cone. VERY carefully press the beak on the head. It’s okay if the beak is way too big, just use your toothpick to scoop a little bit off and reshape it to be a beak again. Make sure everything is secure and then bake him for about 15 minutes.

Paint and finish

After he has been taken out and allowed to sit for a few minutes and is cool to the touch, you can start painting him. The reason I chose nail polish instead of the acrylic like usual is because the nail polish will last longer and also is waterproof, so you can use your ducky as a slime charm. Use your yellow paint and cover that little ducker in paint. Let it dry for about 20 minutes or until it is completely dry. Then carefully dab on a little bit of orange on the beak, being careful not to cover the entire face in orange. You will need to use a special kind of black polish for the eyes, with a very fine brush for details. Dab on a tiny blob on each side and let it dry for another 20 minutes. Then your tiny friend is done! You can seal him in with a clear coat if you would like.