Wednesday, October 3, 2012

18 inch Doll: Polymer Clay Cereal

Today we will be making
for our dolls!!
1 - 2 ounce package of BEIGE polymer clay (cereal)
Translucent Liquid Sculpey (to make your "milk")
Triple Thick (clear glaze to seal your cereal) AND dedicated paintbrush to apply
Pastel Chalks (for creating color on your cereal and in your milk) AND dedicated paintbrush to apply
Polyblade (for cutting your clay)
a clay "plastic roller" or a clay "pasta machine" (for rolling out your clay)
tinfoil (AND / OR a dedicated glass baking dish)
Old toothbrush (for texturing) AND/OR a small ball of tin foil
clay extruder
***I purchased a glass tea light holder at MICHAEL'S to use as the cereal bowl.
1.  Roll out some of your beige clay (to warm it up) and place into your clay extruder. I used a "quatrefoil" extruder tip to give the clay snake the "cereal" shape. Extrude out a snake of clay. (I use a vise to squeeze the clay extruder...they need to design these things better...)

 2.  Once you have a snake, cut it into several sections (about 4 or 5) to make cutting go quicker. Use your  polyblade to cut the snake into thin slices:
 3.  When all of your snake is cut into slices, scrape some golden YELLOW chalk onto the pile, and then mix around with your fingers:
NOW...bake your cereal pieces (or use a heat gun) until the pieces are JUST BARELY HARD.
This is so that the cereal will hold it's shape when you mix it with the milk.

 4.  Use a scrap piece of tinfoil to mix your "milk".  Place a glob of Translucent Liquid Sculpey into the middle of the tinfoil (this is about 3" in diameter), and then shave some WHITE and a tiny bit of BLUE chalk onto the TLS. Mix the chalk into the TLS well.
 5.  Once mixed, add several pieces of your cereal to the "milk" and mix well:
 6.  Carefully fold your foil into a "funnel" and "pour" your milk/cereal into the glass bowl (you will have to scrape the foil with your mixing toothpick, and discard your foil). You may add a few pieces of cereal to the TOP of the milk, and then gently press them into the milk without submerging them:
 7.  Use your toothpick to gently "pull" the milk mixture up AROUND the cereal on top (you are kind of "dabbing" the milk onto the cereal pieces):
8.  Place your bowl of cereal into the oven and bake (or use a heat gun) according to the clay manufacturers directions or until the clay is cured and is no longer glossy. Allow to cool, and then glaze with Triple Thick. Allow Triple Thick to dry overnight. 
You are now ready for play!
The spoon is from a silverware set sold here:
The "glass" is from Joann's and is a "candle holder".
I believe these are the same (they have changed packaging):


Please feel free to use these plans to build furniture, for sale or for pleasure, but please do not sell the PLANS as your "own".  Please also give credit to me and link back here!  I hope you enjoy them!!
***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.


  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if your vise holds the extruder as pictured or do you have to secure the barrel of the extruder to the front part of the vise. I think your set up is the best i have seen for the plunger type of extruders!

    1. I used the clamp exactly as pictured. They're "heavy-duty" clamps that I use for my wood projects, so they are able to really clamp HARD onto the clay extruder. You won't be able to do it with a "weaker" (smaller) clamp, but the larger size should work well. HTH? :))


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