Dad's Baseball Pen & Holder


size: 6”

Materials

  • Polyform Sculpey III Clay: French Blue, Tan, Sky Blue
  • Bic ballpoint pen

Basic Supplies

toothpick, ruler

Tools

  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin
  • Old or promo credit card (for cutting)
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Directions

  • 1. For hat, roll one French Blue ball; slightly flatten on one side. Use toothpick to create hat lines and make hole on top (for pen). Form 1/4” ball into hat brim shape, following photo. Press brim onto bottom of hat.
  • 2. Disassemble Bic ballpoint pen. Roll 1/4”-thick sheet of Tan clay. Measure and cut one 5” square of Tan clay; wrap square around pen. Cut 2-1/2” square and wrap around pen; repeat with another 2-1/2” square and wrap around pen, creating thicker area on bat. See photo. Roll 5/8” ball; press around bat end to cover bottom of pen.
  • 3. Roll thin strip of Sky Blue clay; wrap around pen. Smooth edges.
  • 4. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven. Bake clay items on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool.
  • 5. Reassemble pen. Insert base of bat into hat.
  • Tip
  • 1. Bic ballpoint pens work best when clay-wrapping because they won’t melt when baked in the oven.

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