Valentine’s Message Bear
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Valentine’s Message Bear

Send a special message on this adorable Valentine’s Day Bear.

Designed by Britta Lautenschlager for Polyform

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Sculpey III® Oven-Bake Clay, small

Sculpey III® Oven-Bake Clay

 Sculpey® Essential Tool Kit, small

Sculpey® Essential Tool Kit


Material List

  • Acrylic Roller or Pasta Machine
  • Toothpick

Project Instructions

Getting started: Preheat oven to 275 °F. You may wish to use an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is precisely calibrated. Condition your clay by running it through a pasta machine several times or kneading it in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 130 °C (275 °F for US customers) for 15 minutes per 6 mm (1/4”) of thickness. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult.

Hazelnut: Divide the bar into 4 sections. For the body make one rounded teardrop shape from 1 section of Hazelnut. For the legs make two log shapes from 2/3 of one of the sections. For the arms make two logs shapes from ½ of one of the sections. For the head make a slightly pointed ball, three small balls and a muzzle from ½ a section. Press legs and arms to the sides of the body, head to the top and ears and muzzle to the head. Using the knife Tool, make a line and a smile into the muzzle and four lines into each of the paws.

Vanilla: Make one flat oval for the body, two small flat circles for the ears and two small flat circles and six very small flat circles for the paws. Attach all.

Ballerina: Roll ¼ of a bar of the Ballerina into a thin sheet. Make two thin strips for the bow. Wrap one around the neck and use the other to make a bow.

Black: Make one small ball for the nose and two smaller ones for the eyes. Attach all.

Red Hot Red: Divide the bar into 4 sections. Shape ½ a section into two teardrops and press together to form a heart. Press a toothpick into the bottom and both into the hand.

Assemble bear using photo as a guide.

Bake as directed above. Allow to cool completely. Add your Valentine message to the heart using permanent marker.



  • Sculpey III: Hazelnut, Vanilla, Ballerina, Black and Red Hot Red
  • Acrylic Roller or Pasta Machine
  • Toothpick
  • Sculpey Tool Set


Use a permanent marker to write your message after baking.