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 250 °F (121 °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 250 °F (121 °C) for 20 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.
To make a football:
Shape Brown clay into a ball. Change the ball into a football shape by tapering each end between your fingers.
Roll a really skinny snake of White. Press the White around the tapered ends of the football for the stripes. Flatten more stripes in the middle of the football for the seams. Set the football aside.
To make a baseball:
Shape the rest of the White into a ball.
Roll some Orange into a tiny snake. Flatten and press the Orange onto the baseball. (The seams of a baseball are sort of a loose "8" style but they don't cross in the middle.) With the toothpick, gently prick little stitch marks on both sides of the Orange line.
Bake both the football and the baseball as directed above in Step 1. Wait until they are completely cool before you handle them.
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