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.
Start with a little less than 1/8 of the Granny Smith clay. Push into oval keychain form.
Lady bug body: Take 1/8 of a bar of Just Orange. Make an egg shape and flatten on one side. Press into Granny Smith oval.
Lady bug Head: Take a tiny ball of Black clay and push on top of the body.
Use the toothpick and make two eyes.
Make teeny tiny balls using Black clay and make the lady bug’s spots. Push balls into body.
Bake according to the directions above in Step 1 and allow to cool completely. Then apply a small amount of glue to the bottom of the Granny Smith clay and press into the key chain form.
Try this version as an alternate color scheme using Sculpey® III Purple and Hot Pink!
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