plastic knife tool and plastic poker tool - both in kit
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 degrees F (130 degrees C) for 15 minutes per ¼” (6mm) thickness. For best baking results, use and oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be done by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 degrees F (130 degrees 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.
From 1/2 package of Grape, shape the fish body which is lemon shaped.
From 1/4 package of Blue, shape a triangle shape for the tail.
From 1/4 package of Blue, shape four fins and a fin for the top of the head. Also two pupils for the eyes.
From Mango, make a thin stripe for the body and two eyeballs.
From Orange, make a thin stripe for the body.
From Hot Pink, make a thin stripe for the body.
Using the flat knife tool, cut one end of the body open for the mouth. Cut the other end of the body open in the opposite direction and fit the tail into the cut. Pinch the body of the fish around the tip of the tail. Score lines in the tail.
Add the thin stripes around the middle of the body and trim as needed.
Add the fins to the body and the top of the head.
Add the eye details as shown.
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