Sculpey clay is an amazing product. You can start with a bunch of left over pieces in the box…little bits and pieces that look more like you should toss them out than try to make something with them and after a little effort and creativity, you have something beautiful.
Four of us sat down with the boxes of Sculpey and worked on making some beads for various projects I have started. We used The Incredible Clay Book for inspiration. Mostly we just played around with the clay and had fun.
We used the Bright Colors set and the Basic Colors set along with all the bits and pieces. The amazing thing about this clay is that it does not dry out. It will get a little stiff but with a little rolling between your hands, the warmth softens it right up. We read in the book to chill your knife for slicing the projects and it worked great. After the beads were rolled, we used a toothpick to make a hole so they can be stringed on the other projects.
When you are ready, you can bake them in the oven for a few minutes and they are hard. Easy as pie!
In case you are wondering, the big yellow object at the top of the photo is a clay taco that my son made me. It is not every day you get a clay taco. Fun.
I highly recommend Sculpey clay for lots of creative fun.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom
These are not the exact sets that I have, but you will get the idea of what to look for when you go to your local art supply store. This clay is not cheap but it lasts forever and you can use it for so many things.