Saturday, September 8, 2012

Halloween Polymer Clay!

Copyright 2012 Becky Meverden

Polka Dot Pumpkin Magnet
by Becky Meverden

Polymer clay - For pumpkin: orange, brown, white, black, Polka dots: magenta or purple
1/2" round magnet
3/4" round Kemper cutter, optional
E6000 adhesive

1.  Flatten a 1" orange ball into a 1 5/8" circle.  Use your fingers to flatten the ball and  have the center thicker than the edges.

2.  Use a toothpick to indent lines on the pumpkin.

3.  For the stem, roll a 5/16" brown ball into a 1/4" long tapered log.  Use a toothpick to indent lines all over the stem.  Press onto the back of the pumpkin.

4.  For the eyes, flatten 2 3/16" white balls into teardrops.  Press onto pumpkin.  For the pupils, flatten 2 3/32" black balls and press them onto the eyes.  Use a toothpick to make two squint lines by each eye.

5.  For the eyebrows, roll two 1/8" orange balls into 1/4" long tapered logs.  Press above each eye.

6.  For the nose, roll a 1/4" orange ball into an oval and press onto the pumpkin.

7.  For the mouth, press the lower half of a round cutter into the pumpkin.  You can also use the lid of a tub margarine container.  Cut a 1" x 2" strip, use your fingers to curve one end and press into the pumpkin.  Use a toothpick to place a hole on both sides of the mouth.

8.  For the polka dots, roll 1/8" magenta (or whatever color you choose) balls and press randomly all over pumpkin.

9.  Bake in a preheated 265 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Let cool.

10.  Glue magnet to the back of the pumpkin.

We broke out the polymer clay while Noah was here also.  I forgot how much I love the stuff!!  I made the pumpkin refrigerator magnets and Noah made the pumpkins in the photo above.  He loved it!

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