Whimsical Clay Butterfly

Materials

  • Polyform Pluffy Clay: Yellow, Aqua, Hot Pink
  • Gold plastic-coated wire, 6” length of 20-gauge

Tools

  • Butterfly cookie cutters: 3-1/4”x2-3/4”, 4-1/4”x3-1/2”
  • Polyform Sculpey Texture Maker: Swirls
  • Polyform Premo Mini Cutters: Teardrop
  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or acrylic roller
  • Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, toothpicks

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 2

  • Roll Hot Pink Clay to 1/4” thickness. Press texture sheet on clay; remove sheet. Use largest butterfly cookie cutter to cut shape from textured clay.

STEP 3

  • Roll Yellow clay to 1/4” thickness. Use smaller butterfly cookie cutter to cut shape from clay. Center smaller butterfly on textured Hot Pink butterfly.

STEP 4

  • Roll 1” Hot Pink and 1” Aqua clay balls. Roll balls into log shapes. Twist logs around one another, creating body and head shape. Press body on center of butterfly.

STEP 5

  • Roll August clay to 1/4” thickness. Use teardrop cutters to cut shapes from clay. Press teardrop shapes on butterfly, matching designs on each wing.

STEP 6

  • Use toothpick to poke hole through head (for wire to pass through).

STEP 7

  • Adults, help kids when using oven. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake butterfly on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool.

STEP 8

  • Cut 6” gold wire length. Insert wire length through hole on head. Cross wire ends over one another. Curl ends.
by Karen Prince
Whimsical Clay Butterfly
Whimsical Clay Butterfly