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: 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® Oven Safe Work Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.
First roll 1/8 bar of Tan into a rope 1/8” thick. Cut off pieces that are 1.5” long. Taper one end of the piece to a point. This tutorial will show you how to make two lollipops so make at least two sticks. Bake the sticks following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®. While the sticks are baking we can make the candy pieces.
From 1/8 bar of White, roll a rope 1/4” thick. Sprinkle glitter next to the rope. Roll the White rope in the glitter. Make sure the White rope is evenly coated in the glitter. This will help keep the Red Hot Red from staining the White.
Roll the glittery White and 1/8 bar of Red Hot Red into long skinny ropes about 1/8” thick.
Press the ropes together side by side and make sure they are sticking to each other. It’s important to clean your hands often so that you don’t accidentally stain the White with the Red Hot Red.
Twist the two ropes together.
Fold the twisted rope in half and then in half again. Roll and twist it to smooth it.
Fold the twisted rope in half and then in half again.
This time roll and twist it into a long rope a little less than 1/4” thick. Taper one end of the rope.
Cut the rope in half to make one of the lollipops. Where you cut the rope in half, taper one end of that piece also for the second lollipop.
Beginning with the tapered end, spiral the rope into a lollipop candy. Make sure all the sides are sticking to each other as you spiral around.
Take one of the pre-baked Tan sticks and carefully insert it into the candy.
Poke a hole in the top of the candy with the Blunt Point tool.
Sprinkle more glitter on the top of the candy. Spread the glitter evenly with your fingertip. Put more glitter on the back as well.
Repeat Steps 10-13 to make a second lollipop.
Bake the lollipops following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®.
Add a ribbon to each lollipop tying an overhand knot at the top. Trim the tails.