Getting Started Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. 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 ¼" (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. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Frankie’s Torso: Start by rolling a 1.25” ball of green clay into a long teardrop shape and set it on the work surface. For the jacket, flatten a length of green into a rectangle and wrap it over the torso – folding over this piece to give it the illusion of a collar
Sleeves/Arms: Roll two .75” balls of green into log shapes and insert a hole at the ends of each to insert hands made using Super Sculpey
Pants: Roll two 1” balls of purple clay into logs and add a length of purple to make two cuffs (you may want to lighten this length by adding white to the purple, but that’s optional).
Boots: Shape two .75” balls of brown clay and shape into boot shapes (see photo). Add one flattened ball of brown to each shoe to represent the tall part of the boot and press them into each purple pant leg. Add an oval of black to the bottom of each boot (texture if desired using toothpick/needle tool).
Head: Insert a toothpick into the neck area and add a square-ish head over the toothpick..be creative with the shape here.
. Add two small pieces of Super Sculpey for ears, make ear indents with a toothpick/needle tool. Add a ball of Super Sculpey for a nose, add a mouth using a toothpick or needle tool. Add a tiny, tiny ball of Super Sculpey for a wart. Using a craft knife/needle tool/toothpick, make a scar on his forehead. For his hair, flattened a small amount of black and indent hair lines – press onto the top of his head. Add two brown buttons and an orange heart (two small teardrop shapes pressed together) on this chest.
Mouse: Make a triangle shape using gray clay. Add two gray ears. Make two feet and press them under the body. Add a long gray tail. Place him on Frankie’s right boot.
Blush Frankie’s cheeks, the mouse’s cheeks and ears.
Jack o’Lantern: Roll a 1’ ball into a pumpkin shape. Add lines with a toothpick/needle tool. Open mouth with a toothpick. Add a nose and push in place. Add twig/brown clay to top of pumpkin. Add one or two green leaves.
BAKE AS DIRECTED: When cooled, draw on eyes and eyebrows and add white dots of paint for cheek highlight.