Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Dusty Rose, Ballerina Pink, Spring Lilac, String Bean
Light green acrylic paint
Parchment-lined baking sheet
Hot glue gun or white craft glue
paintbrush, toothpick, newspaper (to cover work surface)
1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
1. On covered work surface, paint frame light green. Let dry.
2. On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
3. For flowers, roll 20-1/2" Lilac balls. Separate balls into groups of five. Press balls together, creating flower shapes.
4. Repeat process rolling 15-1/4" Ballerina Pink balls. Separate balls into groups of five. Press balls together, creating flower shapes. Repeat process rolling 15-1/8" Dusty Rose balls, creating three flower shapes.
5. Use toothpick to create petal lines on flowers. Use craft knife to make line from center to each petal on each flower.
6. For flower centers, roll centers from clay. Press contrasting-color clay ball on center of each flowers.
7. Press flowers on frame. See photo for placement.
8. For "MOM" letters, roll Dusty Rose clay into log shape. Form letters from log. Press "MOM" on center top of frame.
9. For stems, roll String Bean into skinny log. Press pieces of log around "MOM" and flowers on frame.
10. For leaves, roll eight 1/4" String Bean balls. Flatten balls into leaf shapes. Use toothpick to add vein lines. Press leaves on frame.
11. Position clay items and frame on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay items in oven. Let cool.