Dad's Baseball Pen & Holder

Materials

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

Tools

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

Basic Supplies

toothpick, ruler

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 3

  • Roll thin strip of Sky Blue clay; wrap around pen. Smooth edges.

STEP 4

  • Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven. Bake clay items on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool.

STEP 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.
for Polyform Products
Dad's Baseball Pen and Holder
Dad's Baseball Pen and Holder Baseball Pen and Holder Pieces
Baseball Pen and Holder Pieces