It’s almost time to fill those baskets and start the
hunts!Plastic eggs are great to put in
small gifts and candies but while they very inexpensive they are kind of
plain.I thought why not glam them up a
bit and give them a unique cracked egg look.It’s easy and fun.All you need
is a paint pen, some clothespins and a well-ventilated area to work in and you
can whip out a bakers dozen in no time flat.
You will need:
Plastic eggs in colors of your choice
Fine point black paint pen marker (You must use a paint pen
because sharpie markers will rub off but the paint pen marker will not.)
1.Work in a well-ventilated area.This is a great outdoor project on a warm
sunny day!Cover your work surface with
2.If the plastic eggs halves are not separate,
clip them apart with a pair of scissors.
3.Clip a clothespin on each egg section.This makes it easier to work with while the
paint pen dries.Working on the top of
an egg section use the paint pen to draw a circle and then make lines in a
spoke like fashion. (See photo)
4.Continue working down the egg section by drawing
a line all around the circumference.Add
vertical lines all around.You will have
squarish sections all around the egg half. (See photo)
5.Draw lines in varied directions in each section
you made. (See photo)Continue making
lines in all directions in each spoke area at the top of the egg section as well.
6.Make another group of vertical lines all around
under the previous one and fill in like you did in the round above just until
you reach the clothespin.Wait until the
marked areas have dried (it should only take a few minutes) and then move the
clothespin and mark that area too.(See
7.For the final step mark the line all around the
bottom where the eggs join.
8.Repeat steps 3-6 for other half of egg and let
dry.Fill your eggs and enjoy.
Did you know that Sculpey makes a super flex oven bake
clay?After you bake it, it stays flexible and pliable.These little flip flop
earrings look and feel just like the real thing and are so cute in any color
you desire!They are quick to make and
so very easy that you can even make these with a Girl Scout troop or group camp
craft.I’ve made them into earrings but
you can easily adapt them for bling on backpacks and zipper pulls!
1.Download and print the flip-flop pattern.Cut out the pattern with scissors.Roll out a layer of super flex clay to about
1/8” thickness. If you want to add optional texture to the bottom of your flip-flops put the texture sheet over the rolled out clay and run the roller on top. Place the pattern piece on the non-textured
side and using an X-acto or craft knife carefully cut out.Turn the pattern piece over, trace and cut out
another piece. You will have the soles for two shoes.
Optional texture on the bottom
2.Mark three dots where the thong will go using
the pattern as a guide.Just lightly
mark it and do not go all the way through the shoe.
3.Roll out a thin snake shape with your hands and
using the ruler measure and cut two pieces of the snake ¾” long.
4.Use the flat end of a clay tool to pat one piece
of snake on the top mark and repeat with the other piece of clay.(See photo)
5.Attach each thong end to the side marks and
press with the flat edge of the tool. Repeat steps 3-5 for other shoe.
6.Use the needle tool to make a hole in the top of
Bottom of shoe
7.Preheat your over to 275 degrees and bake for about
20 minutes.Let cool
8.Use the needle nosed pliers to open an oval
shaped jump ring by twisting rather than pulling apart.Insert it through the hole you made in the
top and twist closed.Open a small jump
ring in the same way, add a fish hook ear wire making sure it is facing in the
correct direction and close the second jump ring by twisting to close.
If you’ve never used Sculpey oven bake clay your missing
some great crafting fun.This season
monograms are big.They are displayed on
walls, on clothing, jewelry and everything in between.You can make this monogrammed spring key ring
in no time at all and all you need is a few supplies, and your home oven.I bet you won’t be able to make just
one! Mother's Day is right around the corner and this medallion makes a great gift for mom as a pendant too!
You will need:
Sculpey III, gray metallic, scraps of green, yellow and
Sculpey clay tools
Sculpey texture sheets
Sculpey gloss glaze
Waxed paper to cover work surface
Mini flower cutter
Round cutters 1 ½” diameter and ¾” diameter (used only for
Monogram rubber stamps
Colored jump rings and matching key ring
Needle nosed pliers
Aluminum foil and baking pan
Home oven set to 275 degrees
1.Cover your work surface with waxed paper.Cut a piece of gray metallic clay with the
cutting blade tool.Knead the clay in
your hand to condition.Roll out the
clay on your waxed paper to about an 1/8” thickness.
2.Place the texture sheet on top of the sheet of
rolled clay and roll again to apply the chosen texture to your clay.
3.Use the large round cutter (1 ½”) to cut out a
4.Roll out the leftover piece of gray clay and use
the smaller circle (3/4”) to cut out another circle. Press the chosen letter
rubber stamp in the center of the smaller circle of clay to make the monogram.
Place on top of the textured circle on the side pressing lightly to attach. As
you are applying pieces you are giving the key ring dimension.
5.Roll out a scrap of yellow clay and use the mini
flower cutter to cut out two flower shapes.Roll a small ball of brown clay and place in the center of each
flower.Use the roller to flatten it and
make it wider…(Sunflower)
6.Roll out a tiny amount of green clay into a thin
snake shape.Curl the ends and attach to
the base textured piece.(See
photo)Place the mini sunflowers on each
side. (See photo)
7.Use the tool with the pointed end to make a hole
in the top of the key ring.
8.Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.Line a pan with aluminum foil and place your
finished piece in the oven for around 20 minutes.Do not over bake.Do not use a microwave oven.
9.After the key ring has cooled apply a coat of
Sculpey gloss glaze and let dry.
10.Open the jump ring with a twisting motion and
insert through the hole you made in the top.Attach the key ring and close the jump ring.