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Sculpey Bake Shop® Backpack Buddies

Designed by Amy Koranek

Starting at $9.99

Take a dive through the odds & ends drawer to find some scrap parts for your Backpack Buddies.


Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Bake Shop® Multi-pack 13 pc
  • Knitting needle
  • Toothpick
  • Ink pen with ink removed or a straw
  • Paper clips - one for each guy and three extra for Green Guy
  • Lanyard hooks - one for each
  • Split key rings - one for each
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towel
  • Random findings from the junk drawer - picture hangers, nuts, bolts, brads, screws, eye hooks, thumb tacks, etc.

Additional Resources

    Getting Started:
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.
Shape 1/2 bar of Green into a pancake. Press paper clips into the sides of the head and make sure they are surrounded by clay to hold them in.
For the left eye, indent two circles with either the barrel of an ink pen, or with a straw. Press a screw for a bolt in for the other eye.
Use the purple knife tool to make a zig zag mouth and nostrils.
Use the tip of a knitting needle or toothpick to make more details like a stubbly chin and details around the eyes.
Shape 1/2 bar of Red into a thick oval. Insert an eye hook into the top.
Flatten the oval shaped head. I used a picture hanger for this guy's mouth. Push the mouth into the clay and make sure some clay overlaps the mouth a bit to hold it in.
Push a thumb tack in for an eye and give it an eyebrow to hold it in place. Make a circle shape for the other eye with a straw or the barrel of an ink pen.
Add details with a toothpick or knitting needle.
Shape 1/2 bar of Blue into a thick teardrop. Push a paper clip into the top of the head.
Flatten the shape and add brads for antennas. Make sure the clay secures the brads into place.
Make uneven eye sockets with the ball ended tool
Add nuts to the eye sockets and push the clay over the edges a little bit to keep them in place. Make a straight mouth with a knitting needle
Add eyebrows and details to the face.
Bake the finished pieces following the baking instructions. When they are completely cool, paint them with a mixture of black acrylic paint and water, filling all the details. Wipe the excess off immediately with a paper towel.
When the paint is dry, add the lanyard hooks to the tops of the heads and add a split key ring to the lanyard hook.