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Sculpey III "Pinperation" Pencil Holder

Starting at $2.49

Sculpey III teams up to create this colorful little faux cactus designed to hold your pencils and pens.  
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey III® Purple 2 oz
Sculpey III® Jewelry Gold 2 oz
Sculpey III® Granny Smith 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Roller
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Sculpey Tools™ Dual End Detail Tools

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® Work ‘n Bake Clay 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 30 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.
Condition 1 oz. of Jewelry Gold clay and roll into a ball. Roll into a cylinder shape. Roll so the one end is slightly narrower then the other to look more like a plant pot. Set aside.
Condition approximately 3 oz. of Granny smith clay and roll into a ball. Roll it into an oval, rounded, cactus shape with one end being slightly narrower than the other. Make sure that the bottom of the cactus shape fits nicely on the top of your pot without any overhang. Before attaching to the pot use your detail tool to make a criss cross on top of the cactus. Use this as a guide and make four vertical lines down the cactus to make four quadrants.
Using a brand new pencil if possible, push the eraser end of the pencil into the clay cactus diagonally and make two holes for pencils in each quadrant. Make sure you push far enough into the clay so it will hold a pencil. You may have to re-shape your cactus a little bit when this is done. You can now press the cactus onto the top of the pot. Use your detail tool to make little dots on the cactus to give it the look that it has prickles. Roll a snake of Purple clay approximately ½â€ x 3â€. Use your roller and roll it flat. This will be the rim of the pot. Trim one end straight with your knife. Attach onto the pot so it covers a bit of the cactus and the pot. Wrap all the way around. Trim to fit and then gently press the seams together.
To make the flower for the cactus- roll a snake of Purple clay approx. ¼â€ x 4â€. Cut 9 little equal sized pieces and roll them into ball. Press the balls flat and point one end so they look like flower petals. Press 5 of the petals together to make the base of the flower. Press the remaining 4 together. Curl up the edges of the petals a bit and press the smaller flower on top of the larger. Now roll a tiny ball of Purple clay for the center. Press on to the top of your cactus.