Your workspace: 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.Getting Started: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 wipe before switching colors.Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use. Baking: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 30 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 the Black ‘grass’ base: Since this guy is fairly tall and can be top-heavy, it’s best to have this for added stability. Make a flattened ball using 1’ ball of black clay and make indentions using the end of a paint brush for grass-like texture.
Green Pumpkin Base: Roll a 1.5” ball of green clay into a large pumpkin shape Make indentations around the pumpkin using a needle tool or toothpick. Add a nose using a small ball of Green clay. Using a needle tool or toothpick make a smile. Add a small amount of blush to the cheeks.
Boots: Roll two ¾” black balls of clay into long bean-shaped boots. Place both boots on the green pumpkin. Add a small ball of black clay on each boot to represent the tall part of the boot
Cut the 6 inch length of black dowel in half and insert dried dowels into each boot – dab with super glue for added stability. Add a tiny ball or orange and place on each side of the boots. Indent with the end of a paint brush. Socks: Flatten a ¾” white ball of clay and texture with a needle tool or actual piece of material. Wrap around the bottom of each dowel.
Torso: Roll a 2” ball of orange clay and shape into a round/oval body. Insert torso over the dowels (as legs) and push down to desired height. Make a hole for a navel using a needle tool or toothpick
Head: Insert a toothpick into the neck area and add super glue for more stability. Roll a 1” ball of orange clay and make a head. Add tiny, tiny balls of orange clay to make as many ‘warts’ as desired and press onto face in various locations. Make pumpkin line indentions using a needle tool or toothpick. Eyes: Make two hollows/socket and fill each with a tiny amount of white clay. Add a black seed bead to each eye.
Eyebrows: Make two comma shaped eyebrows using a small amount of orange clay. Place above eyes.Nose: Make a small ball using orange clay and place on face.Mouth: Use a needle tool or toothpick to draw in a mouth. Add a tiny rectangle of white clay for his snaggletooth. Candy Corn: Slightly flatten an inch of white, orange and yellow and align them in that order. Slice into three triangles and add one under right hand, one on his boots and one on the black grass mound.
Top Hat: Flatten a ½” ball of black clay and place it on his head for the brim. For the top part, add a tall rectangle and super glue to brim for added stability. Next flatten a small amount of green clay and place it around for the band. Press a small O-ring into the band to represent a buckle.
Bat: Make a small triangle using fuchsia clay for his torso. For the two wings make two triangles and make indention marks if desired. Make two smaller triangles from fuchsia clay for ears and place them on top of his head. Eyes: Make two tiny sockets and fill with white clay and add a black micro bead to each eye. Nose: Roll a small ball of black clay and press into place. Mouth: Make smile using a needle tool or toothpick. Insert a toothpick or craft wire into the top hat and insert bat (you may super glue for added stability).
Bake as directed above. Once cooled use the satin glaze for the top hat, heart and any desired pieces.