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 275 °F (130 °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 275°F (130 °C) for 15 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.
Using Brown clay make the below pieces:
• One 1” diameter ball into a large teardrop shape for body
• One 11/16” diameter ball into tapered cylinder for head
• Two 9/16” diameter balls into tapered logs for legs
• Two 5/8” diameter balls into tapered logs for arms
• Two tiny snakes for hair
• One 3 1/4" L x 3/16” diameter brown snake for tail
Using Tan clay make the below pieces:
• One 3/8” ball into flattened tear drop for belly
• Two 1/2” balls into flattened tear drops for feet
• Two 7/16” balls into rounded triangles for hands
• One 5/16” ball flattened. Using your fingernail press down gently on the top to create a small indentation for face
• One 1/4” ball into oval for nose. Use plastic modeling tool to make 2 indentations for nostrils
• Two 3/8” balls into circles, gently flatten and gently press knuckle of pinky finger to create indentation for ears
• Using Black clay make 2 tiny balls for eyes
Using Yellow clay, make one 3/8” diameter ball into tapered log, taper both ends of log into a banana shape. Add tiny Brown balls to each end of banana.
Assemble monkey as shown. Use a modeling tool to add details to ankles, wrists, belly and around face. Wherever the Tan and Brown clay meet there should be line to look like fur. Add lines to face for eye brows and mouth. Once monkey is assembled curl the tail over the side of your pot to make sure it fits properly.
Bake as directed above in Step 1.
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