Clay Garden Slate & Plant Pokes
- 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)
- Newspaper (to cover work surface)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For cucumbers, roll 1”-long Lime log.
- 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.
- 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.
- Position squares and vegetables on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake clay in oven. Let cool completely.
- While clay is baking, on covered work surface, paint chalkboard frame white. Let dry.
- Glue squares onto ends of craft sticks. Glue vegetables onto squares and around frame edges.
- 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
Clay Garden Pokes
Clay Garden Slate