Gingerbread Napkin Holder & Shakers
- Polyform Sculpey III Clay: Red, Emerald, Gold, Ballerina, Translucent
- Krylon Frosted Glass Finish
- Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Colors: Wicker White
- Black seed beads, six
- Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
- Parchment-lined baking sheet
- Clay-dedicated rolling pin or acrylic brayer
- Polyform Sculpey Variety Tool Set
- 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
- 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 gingerbread, from Gold, roll: 2" ball (body), 1" ball (head), two 1" logs (arms). Flatten head. Press head on top of body and arms on sides of body.
- 4. For icing, roll small Translucent balls. Flatten and roll into skinny ropes. Press icing around head, on arms, and mouth.
- 5. For eyes, roll two tiny Translucent balls. Press eyes on head. Press black seed beads on center of eyes. Use tool to make eyelashes.
- 6. For nose and cheeks, roll three tiny Ballerina balls. Press nose and cheeks on face. For bow, roll Ballerina and White clays together into log. Wrap log into bow shape; press below neck.
- 7. For leaves, roll small Emerald balls. Flatten balls into leaf shapes. Use tool to make vein lines. Form leaves into wreath shape.
- 8. Repeat process to create gingerbread for shakers.
- 9. Position clay items on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay items in oven. Let cool completely.
- 10. On covered work surface, apply frost glass finish onto napkin holder and shakers. Let dry.
- 11. Use Wicker White paint to dot napkin holder and shakers. Glue gingerbread and wreath onto napkin holder and shakers. Let dry.
by Sandy Rollinger for Polyform Products