This little critter won’t roll up when you touch him!
Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Using Chocolate clay, a long log rounded on one end for the body (approx. 3 3/4” L). Make five flat rectangles for the shell. Four of them should be 1-7/16” L x 1/2” W and one of them should be 1” L x 1/2” W.
Using Just Orange clay, make 12 small balls for the spots (APPROX. 1/4"), 1 small oval for the nose (approx. 3/16” W) and 2 thin snakes for antennas (1/4” L x 1/8” dia.).
Using White clay, make 2 small balls for the eyes (approx. 1/8” dia).
Using Black clay, make 2 tiny balls for the centers of the eyes (approx. 1/16” dia.).
To assemble the Roly Poly, press the shell firmly on top of the body (make sure you use the smallest piece at the end opposite of the head. Press spots onto the sides of the shell. Using the modeling tool draw a mouth onto the face and attach nose, eyes and antennas.
Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275° (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) of thickness. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Always press pieces together firmly before baking!