How to Make Spring Flowers from Polymer Clay
This is a fun creative project to welcome spring. How to make spring flowers from polymer clay. For older kids and grownups of all ages.
This is a good project to help use up leftover bits of polymer clay.
- Daffodils: yellow, orange, green clay
- Tulips: red, pink, green clay
- Bellflowers: white, green, yellow clay
- Wooden toothpicks (round)
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
Start with tiny rounds of yellow clay. Roll them into flat circles.
To make the outer petals cut several slices around the outside edge of the yellow rounds being careful not to cut all the way to the centre.
Shape individual petals and set aside.
To make the orange centre start with a round of clay and shape it into a cone shape. Take a wooden toothpick (must be the round kind) and stick it into the flat end of the cone. Lay it on flat surface and roll back and forth until it becomes funnel shaped.
Carefully place the orange funnel in the centre of yellow round, stick the toothpick down through the centre to help secure it. Take a tiny bead of yellow clay and using the end of the toothpick stick it in the centre of the orange funnel.
To make the stems and leaves roll out a long coil of green clay. Cut to the length you want the stems. For the leaves roll two short coils making them pointy on each end. Flatten leaves and attach to stem.
To make tulips start with cone shaped bits of clay in whatever colour you’d like your tulips to be. Stick a wooden toothpick into the centre of the flat end of the cone and roll on a flat surface until clay is funnel shaped.
Take the toothpick and fold in the top edge in three or four places around the top edge to form the tulip.
Place tulip on stem and leaves as per instructions for the daffodils above.
For the bell shaped flowers follow the directions as per the daffodil centres above. Attach in bunches to one stem or roll out a long green coil and make a vine. Only limit is your imagination.
Bake the pieces on a parchment lined cookie sheet in a 280 F oven for 30 minutes, or as directed on polymer clay package you’re using.
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