Clay Garden Slate & Plant Pokes

By  Amy Koranek  for  Polyform Products

size: plant pokes 5" long; clay slates 7-1/2"x10"

  • Clay Garden Pokes
  • Clay Garden Slate


  • Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Atomic Orange, Emerald, Lime, Tomato Red, White, Yellow
  • Framed chalkboard, 7-1/2”x10”
  • Wooden craft sticks, four
  • White acrylic paint
  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or wooden dowel
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Craft glue


  • Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
  • Oven
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Toothpick
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. For plant pokes, roll White clay to 1/8" thickness. Measure and cut four 1-3/4" squares from clay. Use fingers to smooth edges.
  • 3. For carrots, roll 1"-long Atomic Orange log. Use toothpick to make lines across carrot. For leaves, roll skinny Emerald rope. Press leaves on carrot top.
  • 4. For corn, roll 1"-long Yellow log. For leaves, roll four 1/2"-long Emerald ropes. Press ropes around corn, curving ends upward. Use toothpick to add kernel details.
  • 5. For cucumbers, roll 1"-long Lime log.
  • 6. For peppers, roll three 1/2" Lime or Yellow balls. Form ends into point. For stem, roll tiny Emerald ball; press on top of pepper. Use toothpick to add lines on peppers.
  • 7. For tomatoes, roll 1/2" Tomato Red ball. For leaves, roll three tiny Emerald logs; form ends into points. Press leaves on top of tomatoes.
  • 8. Position squares and vegetables on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay in oven. Let cool completely.
  • 9. While clay is baking, on covered work surface, paint chalkboard frame white. Let dry.
  • 10. Glue squares onto ends of craft sticks. Glue vegetables onto squares and around frame edges.
  • Note
  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.