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Sculpey III® Monster Mash

Sculpey III® Monster Mash

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Who doesn’t love a cute little monster for their desktop? Build this one in about an hour!COMPLETION TIME:60 Minutes to make and bake
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  • Toothpicks (2)
  • Scissors or wire cutters
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Project Instructions

Step 1

    Getting Started:
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

    Baking (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking/curing; however please note that the baking/curing times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.

Step 2

From 1/4 bar Black Glitter, make two long club shapes.
photo shows club shaped legs

Step 3

Push a toothpick into each club shape.
Flatten the thick part of the clubs to the work surface to make feet.
Push the feet side by side.
Make sure the two feet can stand up by themselves.
Bake the feet following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®.
Allow to cool completely before handling. Pre-baking will make the feet more sturdy to hold the body up later.
photo shows club shaped legs

Step 4

While the legs are being baked you can work on the body.
From 1/4 bar Leaf Green, make a domed patty on your work surface. This should be about 2” in diameter. This will be the bottom of the body.
photo shows bottom of body

Step 5

From 1/2 bar Spring Green, make a thick pear shape.
photo shows as described

Step 6

Flatten the bottom of the pear shape. This will be the top of the body.
photo shows flattened pear shape

Step 7

Push the Leaf Green bottom to the Spring Green top.
photo shows as described

Step 8

Use your fingertips to pull the bottom up around the top.
photo shows as described

Step 9

Now we will add the pre-baked legs.

Compare the height of the toothpicks to the size of the body. We want to push the legs up into the body but we don’t want the toothpicks to stick out through the body. Trim the toothpicks as needed with scissors or wire cutters.
Push the toothpicks with the legs and feet up into the body.
Make sure the monster can stand on his legs without support.
photo shows as described

Step 10

Stand the monster up.
Push down using the Blunt Point Tool to divide the upper body into two lobes.
photo shows making dent in top of body

Step 11

Pinch the two lobes into soft points.
photo shows as described

Step 12

From 1/8 bar Spring Green make two little tapered shapes for arms.
photo shows making the arms

Step 13

Push the arms to the sides.
photo shows adding the arms

Step 14

Smooth the seams with your fingers.
photo shows smoothing the seams with your fingers.

Step 15

From Glow make three eyeballs.
Before setting the eyeballs in place, make an indent with the Ball Tool to create eye sockets in the head. The eyes will set better into the eye sockets than just applying them to the flat face.
photo shows making the eyeballs

Step 16

Add Spring Green pupils to the eyes.
Bake the monster following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®.
Allow to cool completely before handling.
photo shows monster ready to bake