I am always in the mood to craft for Christmas and those Hallmark Movies are giving me ALL the holiday feels! Sculpey® recently send me a goody box with Bake Shop Clay that is bendy even after baking, so it is perfect for Easy Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments for Christmas. Make these four fun candy-themed ornaments with the kiddos in just about an hour. They look so yummy on the tree. I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Christmas Edition, so stop back by each day this week to see all of the creative inspiration!
Quick and Easy Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts CHRISTMAS Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make Candy Ornaments from Polymer Clay:
- Sculpey® Bake Shop – Bendy Oven Bake Clay Bright 10 Pack
- Wilton Parchment Paper
- Wilton Baking Sheet
- Mini Craft Stick – One
- Alphabet Stamps
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Splendid Gold
- Paint Brush – Number 0 Liner Brush
- Embroidery Needle
- Embroidery Floss – Red
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Ribbon – Green Satin
- Baby Wipes
Here's how to create Christmas Candy Ornaments:
To begin Easy Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments, gather all supplies and read through all instructions. Remove red, white, and green Bake Shop clay from packaging and knead in your hands until conditioned and pliable. I used two sections of red and white clay, and one section of green clay. The red clay will transfer color onto your hands, so clean with a baby wipe in between colors. To create a clean, smooth, and flat work surface, wrap a piece of cardboard with parchment paper.
With your hands, roll out the red, green, and white Sculpey Bake Shop Clay into 18″ long snakes. Twist the three snakes together, pressing together gently as you go. Roll out twisted clay to create one 24″ long snake.
Measure and cut a six-inch length of the tri-colored clay snake with the tool included in the kit. Bend to create a candy cane shape and set aside.
Measure and cut a second length of tri-colored snake twelve inches long and roll out into a 24″ long snake. Pinch at one end and begin rolling into a circle, and then secure the other end by smoothing clay together. Set aside.
Take the remaining six-inch section of the tri-colored snake, roll it out to twelve inches, and then twist it together again. Flatten using the clay roller included in the kit. Measure and cut 2 six-inch lengths. Cut a small triangle out of each of the four ends to resemble a ribbon. Stack each ribbon into four loops, leaving the ends open. Carefully pinch each intersection of clay together with your fingers to secure. Set aside.
Because I love a no-waste craft project, take remaining bits and pieces of Bake Shop Clay and marble them together, press out into a rough circle and roll to smooth. Pierce a hole at the top center and press a rubber alphabet stamp into the clay. Place all Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments onto a clean baking sheet and oven bake according to directions on the package. I use this baking sheet for crafts only. Once baked, set the ornaments aside to cool completely.
To finish the Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments, accent the monogram marbled disc with Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold. Attach mini craft stick to lollipop with glue. Add a green satin ribbon bows to the candy cane and lollipop. Thread embroidery needle with red floss, stitch through the ribbon candy up and then back down. Leave a loop of embroidery floss at the top as a hanger, tie the bottom ends in a knot and then trim. Repeat with the lollipop and monogram disc, creating loop hangers with embroidery floss.
Create Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments with the Kids
I hope you will use my easy Polymer Clay Candy Ornaments project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR crafty Christmas spirit. Get the kiddos involved and create some special ornaments that will certainly become keepsakes! Sculpey® has a variety of polymer clays to suit every crafting need.
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts Christmas Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!
Creative Crafts Christmas Edition
First up is my co-host Laura with Me and My Inklings she is sharing a forest of super cute Felt Christmas Trees stuffed with Poly-Fil. Don't you just LOVE how she loaded them up in her little red wagon?!
Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama always has the most adorable crafts and her Polymer Clay Gingerbread Charms don't disappoint! I love the texture, glittery icing hair, and those eyes. Yummy enough to eat!
Ginger from Gingersnap Crafts has created a sassy DIY Christmas Lights Sign tutorial with her Cricut and bright colors of vinyl. She's going to craft with her sister over zoom on Thanksgiving which I think is AWESOME!!
Natalie with Doodle Craft Blog is showing us how to create a Grinch Ornament with Cricut and supplies from the Dollar Tree. See if you can guess what those green balls actually are!
Elise blogs over at Polka Dotted Blue Jay and she is sharing Christmas Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers with step by step instructions to make your own with a Silhouette cutting machine. A forest of deliciousness perfect for Christmas dinner!
Heather with Handmade Heather creates the cutest kids crafts, like her Easy Reindeer Rock. A fun craft to make on a snowy afternoon with the kiddos!
Creative Crafts Christmas Edition Day Two
Remember, today is day two! Check out the inspiration from Creative Crafts Christmas Day One. So, stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired!
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