What you'll need:
* 2 contrasting colors of Sculpey III (two ounce packages)
* Aluminum Foil
* Disposable round style stick pen
* Paring knife
* Needle nose pliers
1. Remove the ink cartridge from the Bic pen with the needle nose pliers and set it aside.
2. Make 2 very thin coils (under ¼" in diameter), one of each color. Lay the coils side by side on your work surface and press into a ribbon, 1/16" to 1/8".
3. Wrap the pen with the ribbon. Gently roll the pen back and forth on your work surface. Don't roll too much; just until the clay is flat. Over-rolling may cause the clay to pull away from the pen.
4. Trim the clay at both ends of the pen using the paring knife.
5. Take a small ball of one color and cover the bottom of the pen with it. Blend the ball into the clay cover on the pen.
6. Bake at 225 Degrees F (130Degrees C) for 15 minutes. Always check the accuracy of the oven by using an oven thermometer. Use a timer to avoid over baking. Over baking may cause your pen to darken. Use an oven-proof baking dish lined with index cards. Do not exceed the temperature or baking time so you do not melt the pen. Do not handle the pen until it is completely cooled; then replace the ink cartridge. To push it in completely, press the ink tip into a layer of something soft and stand the pen up. Press the clay cover pen case down onto the ink cartridge.
The Pen Holder
1. Shape a piece of aluminum foil to resemble the shape of the pen holder in the photo.
2. Make a thin sheet (1/8") of either color of the clay. Cover the pen base with the clay.
3. Make a thin coil of clay in the other color. Flatten the coil into a ribbon and spell out the word DAD on the pen holder.
4. Push your cooled pen into the base, so it will fit in after the base is baked.
5. Bake the base at 275Degree F (130 Degrees C) for 10 minutes. Always check the accuracy of the oven by using an oven thermometer. Use a timer to avoid over baking. Over baking may cause your pen holder to darken. Use an oven-proof baking dish lined with index cards.