I have decided that if you can imagine it, you can make it with Sculpey!! And it just so happens that Sculpey is the Camp Doll Diaries sponsor today which means we will be making all sorts of things with Sculpey. Since our theme for the week is Outdoor Explorers, Sculpey bugs are the perfect way to start the day. Remember, our post is supposed to be INSPIRATION – use our idea as a starting point and then see what else you can make.
When we were at Laura’s in April, Natalie made these adorable ladybugs out of Sculpey III. They are the perfect little project to get started with Sculpey.
She picked two colors of Sculpey III, used the clay knife in the Sculpey Clay Tools Starter Set to cut off small enough pieces to work with and then began creating her lady bugs. She made the red part of the lady bug body a little bigger than the lady bug head and then used tiny, tiny bits of black Sculpey to make the lady bug spots.
Depending on the type of Sculpey clay you use, you will need to bake it to make it set. Please do not use the oven without adult supervision!! Check with the instructions on your container of Sculpey for baking times and if you lost the package, here is the link to all of the Sculpey clay baking instructions.
Of course summer camp means catching fireflies!! Paisley and Kaya heard that the fireflies like to talk with the fairies and that they can catch lots of them by the fairy door.
The cool part about these little fireflies is that they actually GLOW IN THE DARK!!! Sculpey has a new Glow in the Dark Clay that is just soooooo coool. Imagine all the fun things you could make with it.
In order to make fireflies, you roll two small balls of Sculpey Glow in the Dark Clay. Push them together lightly so they become one piece. Then roll two tiny balls of glow in the dark blue clay and press on to the black clay to make eyes. Roll two smaller balls of clay and press them into the blue to really make this firefly’s eyes pop! Use a tiny bit of white clay rolled out to form a smile and you have one adorable firefly!
The Glow in the Dark Clay has to bake at 275 degrees for about 15 minutes and then your fireflies are ready for a game of outdoor hide and seek with your dolls.
“Oh look, Paisley! I caught one, too,” exclaimed Kaya!
In addition to ladybugs and fireflies, what other Sculpey bugs do you think you can make? What about caterpillars? Butterflies? An army of ants for the picnic? We’d LOVE to see what you come up with!
We want to see your camp adventures! SHARE what you create. Email camp photos ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org (note, that is different from our normal address), post your photos on our Facebook wall, pin your photos and use #campdolldiaries on Pinterest, share photos on Instagram using #campdolldiaries, too. Feel free to follow and tag @sculpey_polyform on Instagram if you share your photos or follow their Pinterest account for even more inspiration.
Stop back later today for another Sculpey craft AND a Sculpey giveaway!