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.
All measurements are taken from 1 oz of clay. White: Take 1/4" of the clay and shape into the head shape, cut a mouth into the lower part. Take 1/8" and shape into long logs for the arms. Take 1/4" and shape into two long logs, then slightly shape them, by pressing onto them to make rectangle logs. Take 1/32" and shape into two flattened drops or the hands. With the flat side of the purple cutting tool, press into the round side of the hands. Take 1/16" and shape into one oval and cut in half for the shoulders. Make three small balls, slightly different sizes for the neck, four small balls for the eyes and ears, six of the same size balls for the eye balls, ear caps and the elbows. Make one slightly larger ball and a short log for the antenna. Make four very small flattened spots, one slightly larger and one flat rectangle shape to attach to the body. Terra cotta: Take 1/2" and shape into a flattened triangle shape for the body. Shape 1/8" into a flattened oval for the lower part of the body and take 1/8" and shape into two balls, slightly flattened on the bottom for the feet.
Assemble: Attach the legs to the lower part of the body and press the feet to the legs. Then assemble the arms, by attaching the arms to the shoulders and hands and elbow screws to the arms. Press both arms to the side of the body and place all on top of the lower body. Press balls to the top of the body for the neck. Take the head and attach eyes, eye balls, ears, ear caps and antenna to it, then press the head onto the neck.
Bake according to instructions above, let cool and paint with assorted colors.
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