These clay popsicle charms are brought to you by Sculpey Polyform. All opinions, ideas, and photos are 100% my own.
One of my favorite symbols of summer is a colorful, wet, drippy popsicle, just waiting to be eaten! To celebrate the beginning of summer I made the cutest little clay popsicle charms out of polymer clay that I just had to share with you!
What better way to show your love for summer than by wearing a colorful reminder of it around your neck or on a bracelet? The new Polyform Souffle Clay was perfect for my popsicle charms!
I’ve been having fun playing with polymer clay lately (like when I recently made this clay strawberry jewelry). Polymer clay is easy to use, inexpensive to buy, and can last a long time since it only takes a small piece of clay to make something amazing! Here’s how you can make your own clay popsicle jewelry!
Clay Popsicle Charms:
- Polyform Souffle Clay
- Rolling pin (or other flat surface)
- Toothpick or wood skewer
- Eye pins
- Clear nail polish remover or acrylic sealer
- Choose the color of popsicle you want to make first, and pull off a small piece of clay. Condition the clay by rolling it and working it in your hands. The Souffle Clay was so soft and easy to work with! It comes in some really great colors, too, which I was excited about. It’s also really great clay for making jewelry, since it’s lightweight. Once the clay is soft and easy to manipulate, make an oblong oval shape with your small piece.
Use a rolling pin or any other flat surface to press down on the clay. Once the clay is your desired thickness, use your fingers to round the top of the popsicle, and to make the bottom nice and straight, just like a real popsicle.
To make the impressions in the popsicle, I just pressed the bottom of my spoon into the clay popsicle twice, right next to each other. This makes the popsicle look more realistic.
Use the toothpick or skewer to slowly poke a hole in the bottom of the popsicle.
Make a small “snake” out of the wood colored clay, and insert the end into the popsicle through the hole you just made. Flatten the popsicle slightly with your finger, which will make it look more realistic and will give it some texture.
Cut the end of an eyepin shorter so that it is not too long to fit inside the popsicle. Carefully place the eyepin through the top of the popsicle. You can add metal findings, or even crystal, ribbon, or any other jewelry embellishments to this clay if you’d like on a future project, and they all work really well with the Souffle Clay.
If you happen to forget tthe eyepin step before baking because you’re so excited to bake your cute creations (ahem…), don’t panic! You can also use Super Glue to glue the eyepin to the back of the charm. Not that I would ever do such a thing… 😉 Repeat with as many charms as you would like to make.
Bake in a preheated oven according to the package directions. Let cool. Since popsicles are wet and shiny, we want our clay popsicles to look wet and shiny too! You can use any clear glossy acrylic sealer on these. You can also use clear nail polish, which worked perfectly for me! Just use the brush to paint the polish on just the popsicle portion of the charms- not the “wood” sticks. Those shouldn’t look shiny in order to make them to more realistic.
Aren’t they just adorable? Tiny shiny little popsicles that look good enough to eat! Keep these little guys away from your small children. My two year old kept trying to take and eat them- “Mom, I wanna’ eat!”
I hope you enjoyed this clay popsicle charm tutorial. They are super duper easy to make and FUN! On a sidenote, if you need an activity for your kiddos, give them some clay and let them get creative my kids have made some amazing things out of clay when I just give them some colors and let them go for it. Plus, it occupies them for hours, which is a huge bonus!!
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