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Bookmark Gift For Teacher with Original Sculpey Granite

Designed by Amy Koranek

This project is so easy to complete and it’s especially fun if you like to doodle. Use permanent markers to scribble a garden and inscribe a message to make a personal gift. From the one pound box of Original Sculpey® you can make enough bookmarks for every teacher in the school district!



45 Minute to make and bake

Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Original Sculpey® 1 lb Granite
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Clay Roller
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
  • Ruler

  • Plastic drinking straw for making a hole

  • Template of your chosen message printed out on paper

  • Permanent markers in black, light green, green, pink, orange, and purple

  • 12” Coordinating ribbon

  • Scissors

Additional Resources

Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven Safe Work 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® Oven Safe Work 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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.



After conditioning clay to a soft and smooth consistency, roll it to a sheet about 1/8” thick. Cut out a rectangle 1.5” x 6” for each bookmark. Use a drinking straw to cut a hole out toward one end to attach a ribbon to the finished bookmark. Bake the bookmark following the baking instructions for Original Sculpey®. Allow the bookmark to cool completely before proceeding.