Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay 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.
Begin by preheating oven to 250 °F (121 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 250 °F (121 °C) for 20 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking 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.
Cut a 1/2 block of Yellow into three equal pieces. Take one piece and shape into a club shape for the head. Using a clay modeling tool press a mouth into the larger end.
Take the two remaining pieces and cut them in half. Shape them into four club shapes for the legs. Press two lines into the larger end for toes.
Using a ¾ block of Purple shape into an oval. Flatten the bottom to shape the shell. Using the clay modeling tool press a pattern into it. Make two very small balls for the irises.
Using Orange, make two small flat circles for the eyes.
Using Green clay, make one small oval shape for the nose.
Assemble turtle by pressing the legs and the head to the bottom of the shell. Then press the eyes and the nose onto the head.
Bake as directed above in Step 1.
Use different colors of clay for the shells when you make ‘em for your BFFs!
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