Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. 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 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 completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 degrees F (130 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.
Mix ½ block of White and ½ block of Black Pluffy together to make Gray.
Roll a 2” ball in diameter for the body. Set down on your waxed paper or clay dedicated work area. Roll a 1 ½” ball for the head. Roll four ¾” diameter balls for the legs. Roll two ½” balls for the ears and one little ¼” ball for the tail.
Mix a small amount of White and Red together to make some Pink. Roll two ½” sized balls for the inside of the ears.
Roll two very small balls of White for the eyes. Roll 12 little balls of White for the elephant’s toenails.
Roll two tiny balls of Black for the inside of the eyes.
Now that all the elephants parts are ready, start by shaping the body into an oval that is slightly narrower at one end. Set this aside. Shape the head and squeeze the clay a bit to form a turned up trunk. Flatten the balls for the ears. Press the pink balls flat and then press those onto the center of the ears. Attach the ears to the head. Flatten the two White balls for the eyes and then press your small black balls onto these for the eyes. Attach these to the head. Now attach the head to the body.
Roll the legs into barrel shapes and attach two to the very front of the elephant and then two to the bottom sides of the elephant so it positions him sitting down. Roll the last little ball of Gray call into a tail shape and press onto the elephants back side.
Press three toenail balls onto the edge of each foot. Smooth out any fingerprints or bumps on your elephant and place him on your baking sheet.
Bake according to the directions on your package. Allow to cool. Add some tiny white dots to the eyes with White acrylic paint. This is optional
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