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 1/4" (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 lighter green take a 1/2” ball of White and a 1/2” ball of the Emerald. Mix the two balls together to make the light green you will use for the frog’s spots.
Roll a 1 1/4” ball of darker green clay into a pear shape.
Roll two 3/4” balls of the darker green into snakes about 2” long. Bend and pinch the ends together for the back legs. Press to the pinched ends of legs to the sides of the body.
Shape two 1/2” balls of Emerald into plump triangle shapes for the back feet and two 1/4” balls of Emerald into smaller plump triangles for the front feet. Press to the base of the body.
Press two 1/4” balls of White for eyes to top of body. Add two tiny Black pupils. Roll a 1/4” ball of Emerald into a snake to about 1/2” long. Flatten with your fingers and press to the back and top of eyes for the eyelids. With a toothpick draw a smile. For the lower lip, roll a 1/8” ball of Emerald into a snake to about 1/4” long and press to the bottom of the smile.
Roll a few 1/8” balls of the light green mixture you made at the beginning and press in different places on the body of your frog for spots. Add some small spots of the frog's feet as toes.
Bake as directed above in Step 1.
Kids will love Sculpey III® Freddy the Friendly Frog. This polymer clay project uses Sculpey III®, a premium Sculpey® clay that comes softly right out of the package.
All About Polymer Clay for Kids
Teachers and parents worldwide consider polymer clay to be a go-to craft for kids because it's affordable, readily available, and easy for small hands to mold. Sculpey® comes in a range of vibrant colors and clay lines and can be baked right in your home oven!
We have clay that's perfect for any kid-approved project, from backpack tags, figurines, jewelry, and room decor to holiday ornaments and school projects. Whether you're having a rainy day inside or hosting a birthday party, polymer clay is sure to entertain kids of all ages.
Freddy the Friendly Frog uses Sculpey III®, and we recommend any of the following clays for your home or classroom:
Polymer Clay Craft Ideas for Kids
Make your own jewelry, alphabet magnets, dinosaur fossils or animals with polymer clay for kids. Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly polymer clay projects inspired by talented artists and clayers from around the world:
Why Choose Sculpey III®?
Sculpey III® comes in 2-ounce bars in various colors, including translucent, pearls, metallics and more. This clay is often the first choice for beginners or adults looking for a suitable crafting medium for kids' projects.
Sculpey III® is a soft, easy-to-use polymer clay for children to make figures, dioramas, hand-built sculptures, large beads and other creations. It also works well for projects in which smearing, Sutton Slice, faux embroidery and polymer clay painting is involved.
Other advantages to choosing Sculpey III® for kids include:
- - Once cured, the clay can be drilled, sanded, painted, glazed and carved.
- - Extra clay won't dry out and can be stored and reused.
- - Clay will remain soft until baked in the oven.
- - Clay is easy to clean up!
Order Sculpey III® Online Today
With the best color palettes and features on the market, Sculpey® is excited to help you bring your next project to life. We supply the tools, you supply the creativity! We invite you to visit our Bollywood Earrings page for detailed instructions on making your own polymer clay frog, and our projects page for crafting inspiration.
If you have questions about what tools and products you need to bring this clay project to life, check out our FAQ page. Ready to get started? Shop online for your next batch of Sculpey III® clay today.