Getting Started: 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 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 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.
Strawberry Back Pack Charm Colors needed: Red, Green
Using Red clay, roll a 1” sized ball. Flatten and shape into a strawberry shape. Round the edges with your fingertip.
Using the Green clay, roll 4 balls approximately ¼” in size. Roll one Green ball 1/8” in size. Flatten the 4 balls and shape them into teardrop/leaf shapes. Press these onto the top of your strawberry. Roll the little ball of Green into a log shape for a stem and press that into the center of the leaves.
Use your craft knife to make a line down the center of each leaf for dimension.
Use a toothpick and make a hole at the top of the strawberry so you can add the back pack clip later.
Roll 12 to 16 tiny balls of Green. Press these onto your strawberry for seeds. Use your tooth pick to make a little dot in each.
Bake your strawberry according to package directions. Allow to cool. Attach back pack clip.
Roll a snake of White clay approximately ½” wide and 2 ½” long. Roll very thin snakes of the following colors: Red, Purple, Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Orange. Cut them to be 2 ½” ea. as well.
Press each thin snake onto your White snake or log. Go all around the log with the snakes pressing to secure. Leave a little space of White in between each color.
Roll your snake slowly to flatten colors and get them to blend in to your White snake. Roll until your snake is now approximately ¼” thick. Twist your snake now so that the colors start to spiral. Roll the snake into a lollipop shape and trim when you have the size you want. Press the end to secure.
Roll another snake of White approximately ¼” thick and 1” long. Press onto the bottom of your lollipop for the stick. Using a toothpick, make a hole at the top of the lollipop so that you will be able to attach a back pack clip later.
Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool. Attach back pack clip.
Ice Cream Cone Back Pack Charm Colors needed: White, Red, Tan
Roll a large ball of White clay approximately 1 ¼”. Roll a ball of Red clay approximately ¾”. Mix the White and the Red together to make a light Pink. Set aside.
Roll a ball of Tan clay approx.. ¾”. Flatten and shape into a triangle shape. Round the edges with your fingertip. Using your clay knife, make criss cross lines at an angle on the triangle to give it that ice cream cone look.
Roll a ball of Pink clay that is approx.. ¾” in size. Flatten and shape into a ½ circle that will fit onto the top of the cone. Press onto the top of the cone and round the edges with your fingertip. Roll a snake of Pink clay approx.. ¼” thick by 1”. Flatten and round the edges. Press this across the seam between the Pink top and the cone.
To make some strawberries in your ice cream, roll some tiny balls of Red. (6 or so) These can be different sizes and they do not have to be perfect balls. Press these in random places on the Pink ice cream top. Roll some tiny White balls and add on top of the Red balls in the same fashion to give dimension.
Using a toothpick, make a hole at the top of your cone for a back pack clip. Bake according to directions on the package. Allow to cool. Attach a back pack clip.
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