Today is the first day of November and as luck would have it is also my day to share a craft with you. As some of you may know I am Canadian. Where I live we have Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October every year. Normally I would jump straight into Christmas Crafts right away after Halloween so I thought I would share with you a fun and easy way to make a Pumpkin Pie for your dolls to enjoy year round and not just at American Thanksgiving.
To make your own pie and pie slice you will need:
- Wax paper to cover your work surface and to help you create smooth lines
- A craft or plastic knife
- A craft rolling pin
- Oven Bake polymer clay in the colors of tan for the pie crust and orange for the filling. (If you do not like pumpkin pie, you could use yellow and make your own Lemon Pie instead)
- An oven preheated to the recommended setting from your polymer clay
- A piece of tin foil
- A tart tin or foil
- A baking sheet
- An oven mitt
- A cooling rack
Step 1– Make sure you have everything you need to start today’s craft. Have a grown up pre-heat your oven to the temperature recommended on the clay package.
Step 2– Cover your work space with wax paper and unwrap the tan colored clay. Have a second piece of wax paper handy to cover your clay. Work the clay into a ball and then press it between another sheet of wax paper and flatten into a circle with your rolling pin.
Step 3- Once you have rolled out your clay enough so it will easily cover the pie tin, remove the top layer of the wax paper and peel the clay off. Press it gently into the pie shell as shown.
Step 4– Use a plastic or craft knife to trim away the excess overhang from the pie shell. Save this and roll it into a snake like shape.
Step 5– Shape your snake shape around the outside “crust” of your pie shell as shown above.
Step 6- Unwrap the orange clay and shape the entire thing into a ball. I had to break mine in to two balls and combine them once the clay softened up. This is your “pie filling”
Step 7– Use your wax paper to press your orange ball shape into your pie shell as shown in the photos above and press the outside “crust” around the “pie filling”
Step 8– To make slices for your dolls remove the pie carefully from the tinfoil tart shell, do not worry if you squish it, I did and my pie is fine. You really want it for shape and the imprints in the clay around the tin. Use your craft knife and cut as many slices as you would like your dolls to have. Return the uncut pie back to the tin as best you can.
Step 9– Place the pie and the slices on a sheet of tin foil on a baking sheet and bake your pie according to the directions on the polymer clay package. Have an adult help you remove the pie from the oven.
Step 10– Once your pie is “cooked” remove and cool it completely before letting your dolls enjoy. I look forward to sharing more holiday inspired crafts with you next week~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Today I used my American Girl Doll Samantha and my Tea Set from The Queen’s Treasures.
Have a great day!