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® 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.
Paint your craft stick using Kelly Green paint. You may need two coats to give it good coverage. Allow to dry and set aside.
Combine 1/4 bar of White and a 1/4 bar of Purple clay together. Keep mixing until clay is nice and soft and until you have a nice Lavender color.
Using a nickel size ball of Lavender, make a log shape that is about 1 1/2" long. This is the body of your butterfly. Form the antennae with your fingers. Press the sides at the top a little bit in to make the neck. Using the craft knife make a little smile into the clay. Roll two tiny balls of Black clay and press them on for eyes. Set this aside for now.
Combine a 1/4 bar of White and 1/4 bar of Hot Pink clay together. Condition, soften and blend until you have a nice Light Pink color. Make two dime sized balls of Light Pink clay. Squeeze these a bit flat and make a point at one end so that they look like teardrop shapes (approx. 1 1/8”L x 13/16” W). These will be the bottom part of the wings.
Roll two nickel sized balls of Hot Pink clay. Make these into the top wings by making them the same way you did with the bottom wings (approx. 1 1/4" L x 1 1/16” W)
Attach the wings to your butterfly body. It is easiest to first attach the top and bottom wings together and the press them to the body. Make sure they are secure. Using the plastic craft knife score several lines into the edges of each wing.
Make two small sized balls of Purple clay. Make these into flat teardrop shapes just like you did with the wings (approx 3/4" L x 9/16” W). Press these into the center of the top wings.
Make two small balls of Hot Pink clay. Make these into teardrop shapes and press them into the center of the bottom wings (approx 1/2" L x 3/8” W).
Make two small balls of Green clay and make them into flat teardrop shapes (approx 1/2” L x 3/8” W). Press these onto the top wings in the center of the Purple tear drops.
Make two very small Purple balls of clay and make them into flat tear drops(approx. 3/8” L x 5/8” W). Press these onto the bottom wings in the center of the Hot Pink tear drops.
Make 4 tiny balls of Lavender clay (approx. 1/16”). Press 2 of these onto each of the top wings right in the center of the Green teardrop shape. Using the pointed tip of the plastic modeling tool make a little indentation in each.
Make two tiny Green balls (approx. 1/8”) and press one in the center of each of the bottom wings. Using the pointed tip of the plastic modeling tool make a little indentation in each.
Bake your butterfly according to the directions above in Step 1. Once your butterfly is completely cool, attach it to the end of your green painted craft stick using clear fast drying glue.