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.
For the cat, make an oval ball of Black Cat 3/8” tall and 1/2” wide. You will also need two triangle shaped ears and two flat pupils all in Black Cat.
Push an eye pin up through the head sitting the eye at the chin of the cat. Press the ears on top of the head.
Add smaller Pumpkin triangles to the ears and a little oval shaped nose between the eyes.
Add over sized Wicked Green Glow eyes and place the big pupils in the centers.
Add little highlights of Glow to the eyes to make the cat come to life.
Trim an eye pin to 1.25” in length with wire cutters. Bend a curl in the tail end with round nose pliers. Embed this eye pin into the back of a Pumpkin oval so that the loop cannot be pulled out after the clay is cured.
Add little flat triangles of Black Cat for eyes, a nose, and teeth. Add long pointed pieces on either side of the teeth to create a mouth.
Add little highlights to the eyes with Glow Ghoul. Add details to the face with the tools.
Make a second Jack-O-Lantern face but instead of making a hook like we did in Step 7, just push an eye pin up through the chin like we did for the cat. You can make the face exactly the same or make it different than the other pumpkin.
For the little bat, trim an eye pin to 1.25” with wire cutters. Curl a loop in the tail end of the eye pin and embed it in a Black Cat crescent shape. To complete the little bat you will also need a Black Cat oval for the head, and a Black Cat teardrop for the body. The little Trick or Treat Glitter (TTG) pieces will be used as the lining for the wings.
Assemble the bat as shown with the wing linings flattened into place. The head should sandwich the eye pin into place and the body will extend past the bottom of the wings.
Add tiny Trick or Treat Glitter ears and flat Wicked Green Glow eyes. Place Black Cat pupils inside the eyes. Score little details inside the wings.
Add an oval Pumpkin nose, and Glow Ghoul highlights to the eyes. Bake all the pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey® III. When the pieces are cool, we are ready to assemble them as shown. First, trim the eye pin tails at the top of the cat and the top pumpkin to 3/4”.
Curl the tails of the eye pins down into a loop above the pumpkin and the cat. Connect the bat to the bottom of a pumpkin with a jump ring. Connect the other pumpkin to the bottom of the cat with a jump ring. Connect the ear wires to the top of each earring by opening the ear wire and attaching it to the loop at the top of the cat and the top of the pumpkin. Close the ear wires with pliers.
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