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Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay.
To create the body- Make a large dome shape about 5/8” wide. Make a smaller dome shape about 3/8” wide for the head. Attach the head to the front of the body.
With the flat edge tool, score a line down the center of the body.
Create 8 small Blue dots. Press 3 on each side of the body. Press 2 onto the head to form the eyes.
Add tiny balls of yellow to the center of each eye. Use the pointed end of the tool to poke a hole into each eye.
Create the twisted rope used for the bug bodies and the letters by making a log of each color.
Stack the colors 2 x 2.
Gently roll the bundle until its smooth.
Gently twist and roll the bundle until it becomes a twisted rope.
Keep twisting and rolling until the rope is as thin as you would like.
Bake the sign and the bugs according to manufacturer's instructions. When cool, glue to the box with clear fast dry glue.
You can make your bugs out of any color combinations!