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.
Begin by conditioning 1/8 of each of the small bars of Red, Yellow, and Blue. Shape them into little rods about 2.5” long.
Press the rods together sides touching with your fingertips.
Bend all three colors at the same time to form a rainbow shape.
Bend a flexible piece of black wire, approximately 3” long, into a circle around the end of the ball shaped tool. Wrap the wire around the ball until it creates a circle that has more than one loop.
Push the looped circle into the top of the rainbow shape allowing half of it to stick out the top. The loop will hold most securely if the ends of the wire are buried into the clay.
Decide how tall you want your rainbow to be and trim away the excess with the knife shaped tool.
From White make clouds in different shapes.
Add some of the clouds across the bottom of the front of the rainbow.
Add clouds across the bottom of the back of the rainbow.
Add as many clouds as you like so they look fun and fluffy.
Bake the rainbow following the baking instructions for Sculpey Bake Shop®. Allow the rainbow to cool completely. Add the lanyard clip.
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