Sculpey® III Thanksgiving Card
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Sculpey® III Thanksgiving Card

Invite friends & loved ones to join in giving thanks this year with this charming card embellished with handcrafted clay figures.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Sculpey® III Oven-bake Clay, 2 oz. Blocks – Beige, Black, Gold, Hazelnut, Just Orange, Red Hot Red, Tan, White and Yellow
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Sculpey® Stamper – Alphabet
  • Sculpey® Clay Tool Starter Set
  • Sculpey® Super Slicer
  • Cardstock, Patterned – Coordinating Patterns of Choice (3)
  • Ruler
  • Glue Stick
  • Glue – White
 

Project Instructions

 

Getting Started

Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Dedicated Pasta Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.

 

 

Boy Pilgrim

Step 1 Make two Hazelnut 3/8" flat circles and press together for pant legs.

Step 2 Make two White ¼" flat circles and press on legs for socks.

Step 3 Make two black 3/8" flat ovals and press on socks for shoes.

Step 4 Make two tiny Gold balls, make hole with needle tool and flatten for shoe buckles. Press buckles on shoes.

Step 5 Make Hazelnut 1" flat triangle and press on pants for body.

Step 6 Make five tiny black balls and press on body for buttons. Use needle tool to mark buttonholes.

Step 7 Make white ½"x¼" flat rectangle. Using blade tool, cut triangle from one side to make collar. Press collar on neck.

Step 8 Make two Hazelnut flat triangles, ¼"Wx¾"L, for sleeves.

Step 9 Make two Beige ¼" flat circles and press on sleeves for hands. Press sleeves on body.

Step 10 Make thin black snake and shape into bow. Press on collar.

Step 11 Make Beige 5/8" flat circle for head. Press on two tiny black balls for eyes and tiny Beige ball for nose. Use needle tool to press in smile.

Step 12 Make Tan 1"x¼" flat, curved oval. Use needle tool to press in lines for hair. Press hair on head.

Step 13 Make black 5/8" flat triangle and press on head for hat. Make Black ¼" diameter by 1" long log and press on hat for brim. Make Hazelnut 1/8"x5/8" flat rectangle and press on hat for hatband. Make Gold ¼" flat square, put hole in center with needle tool, and place on hatband for buckle.

 

 

Girl Pilgrim

Step 1 Make Hazelnut 1"x1¼" flat triangle for dress. Make white ¾" flat square, and trim two sides on angle for apron. Press apron on dress. Make white 1/8"x¾" flat rectangle and press on top of apron. Make white ½"x¼" flat rectangle. Using blade tool, cut triangle from one side to make collar. Press collar on neck. Make two Hazelnut flat triangles, ¼"Wx¾"L, for sleeves.

Step 2 Make two Beige ¼" flat circles and press on sleeves for hands. Press sleeves on body.

Step 3 Make two black 3/8" flat ovals and press on dress bottom for shoes. Make thin black snake and shape into bow. Press on collar.

Step 4 Make Beige 5/8" flat circle for head. Press on two tiny black balls for eyes and tiny Beige ball for nose. Use needle tool to press in smile. Make Tan 1"x¼" flat, curved oval.

Step 5 Use needle tool to press in lines for hair. Press hair on head. Make white 3/8"x2"flat, curved rectangle. Drape on head to make hat.

 

 

Turkey

Step 1 Make two Yellow, three Red and two Orange 1¼"x3/8" flat teardrops. Use needle tool to press in feather design. Arrange in fan shape for tail. Make Tan ¾" flat circle and press on feathers for body.

Step 2 Make two Orange ½" flat teardrops and press on body for feet. Use blade tool to press in toes.

Step 3 Make two Tan ½" flat teardrops and press on body for wings.

Step 4 Make Tan ½" flat circle and press on body for head. Make two tiny black balls and press on head for eyes.

Step 5 Make two Tan ¼" snakes and press on top of head for feathers.

Step 6 Make 3/8" Red skinny teardrop and press on head for wattle.

Step 6 Make 1/8" Orange flat teardrop and press on head for beak.

 

 

Banner

Step 1 Make Hazelnut 1"x7" flat strip.

Step 2 Press in "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" with Sculpey® Alphabet Stamper. Trim strip close to letters on all four sides.

 

 

Assembly

Step 1 Bake all pieces as directed above. Allow to cool completely before handling.

Step 2 Cut two 7"Wx10"H pieces from patterned paper and glue pattern side out with glue stick. Fold in half to make 7"x5" card.

Step 3 Cut 5¼"x4½" contrasting paper and glue onto card front.

Step 4 Glue clay banner on 1"x7" patterned paper with white glue.

Step 5 When dry, trim with thin strips of other papers and glue on card front.

Step 5 With white glue, adhere pilgrims and turkey on card front.

Tips

Baby wipes are the best way to clean up after playing with clay!

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Britta Lautenschlager courtesy of Polyform.