This polymer clay corn craft is fun to make and perfect for identifying seeds that you have planted in the garden this spring. Let me show you how to make this cute garden marker…
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When planting seeds in the spring it’s super easy to forget what you’ve planted once the seeds are under the soil. So I created this darling clay corn as a great way to mark our seeds this year. You can find clay of all kinds of different colors at Michaels stores.
How darling is this simple project?!
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My essentials for clay crafts:
- We love using this Sculpey Polymer Oven Bake Clay for all of our projects.
- This clay shaping tool kit is a must have for clay crafting!
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
Supplies that you will need:
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- polymer clay in yellow, light green and black
- clay cutting and shaping tools
- black sharpie fine tip marker
- white glue
- white paint
- mod podge
- paint brush
- Form a 2 cm yellow ball into a cylinder shape and form a ½ cm yellow ball into a thin rope.
- Form two 1 cm green balls. Shape the balls into teardrops about 3 cm long. Roll two tiny black balls for eyes.
3. Wrap the yellow rope around the yellow cylinder. Score it with a clay tool to make kernels.
4. Press the green leaves to wrap around half of the yellow corn. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. Pierce a hole in the bottom with a toothpick.
5. Bake as directed on the package. For me that’s usually 20 minutes at 220 degrees.
6. Glue the black balls on for eyes, add a white dot with the paint, a smile with the marker and seal with mod podge.
7. Add a toothpick to create a little stake to press into the soil and voila!
How darling are these garden markers?! You can find the entire clay vegetable garden marker tutorial here. We can’t wait to see all of our little vegetable seeds sprout this spring and make more fun polymer clay crafts.
Polymer clay crafting tips:
- Work with a high quality product like sculpey clay.
- Use plastic wrap in an air tight container to store clay.
- Score where you want two pieces of clay to stick together.
- Shape cutters work best on a flat, solid work surface.
- A craft oven is not needed.
- Bake at low temperatures to allow the clay to set slowly and prevent cracking.
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