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Sculpey III® Bubble Candle Holder

Designed by Amy Koranek
Need a quick (and clever!) candle holder for your table or hostess gift? This project will do the trick!

35 Minutes to make and bake.
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Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey III® Berry 2 oz
Sculpey® III Pearl 2 oz
Oven-Bake Clay Adhesive 2 oz
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  • Small LED candle

Project Instructions

    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.

    Baking (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure 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/curing; however please note that the baking/curing 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.
Position the LED candle on the work surface and determine how many balls of clay and the appropriate size of the balls needed to surround the candle in a square. The balls are about 3/4” in diameter.
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Make 12 Pearl and 12 Berry balls that are all the same size
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To start, position four balls, two Pearl and two Berry, as shown.
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To connect them together without distorting their perfectly round shape; place a dot of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive between each ball and touch them together.
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Surround the first four balls with an outer edge of balls placing a dot of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive at each joint.
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Add a second row of balls in alternating pattern. Always place a dot of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive at each joint to make a super strong joint without pressuring the pieces together. Leave the center open to put the LED candle into after baking.
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Bake following the baking instructions for Sculpey III. Allow to cool completely before handling. (Do NOT bake the LED candle)
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