Sculpey® Lemon Cane Covered Pens

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Sculpey® Lemon Cane Covered Pens

Learn to create this lemon design that you can use to cover pens and pencils to sell at your Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Before you get started, take note of the following: Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces; good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use.  Baking should be completed by an adult.
  • 2
    Using your hands, roll out one ounce of Sculpey III Yellow into a log about 3 inches long.
  • 3
    Pinch up along the length of the log to form a triangle shape. Smooth the sides of the log with your fingers to remove fingerprints and rough spots.
  • 4
    Using the pasta machine, roll out one ounce of Sculpey III White on the thickest setting. Set the sheet of White clay on your work surface. Place the Yellow triangle log on the White sheet of clay. Use a clay blade to trim away the excess White clay.
  • 5
    Reduce the triangle log by pinching and stretching it until it is about 11 inches long. Use the clay blade to cut the log into four equal pieces.
  • 6
    Place the triangle logs together with the white strips on the right side to form a half circle.
  • 7
    Use the clay blade to cut the new half circle log in half. Put the two halves together so they form a round lemon cane. Gently roll the cane on your work surface to make sure all the pieces seal together tightly.
  • 8
    Using the pasta machine, roll out the remaining White clay on a medium setting. Wrap the White clay around the lemon cane and trim the edges.
  • 9
    Mix the left over White clay with an equal part of Yellow to make a Light Yellow color. Roll out the Light Yellow clay through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Wrap the lemon cane with the Light Yellow clay and trim the edges. Roll the cane on your work surface to smooth.
  • 10
    Gently roll the lemon cane on your work surface and reduce it to about 1/2 inch diameter.
  • 11
    Using the clay blade, slice off 1/8 inch pieces from the cane. You will need at least 20 slices for each pen.
  • 12
    Remove the ink cartridge from a BIC stick pen and set it aside. Place the lemon slices around the entire barrel of the pen so the sides of each lemon slice are touching. Don't worry if there are little gaps between the slices.
  • 13
    Gently roll the pen barrel on your work surface until all the slices have spread out and filled in all the little gaps. Using the clay blade, trim away the clay around the open end of the barrel. Then, use your fingers to gently push the slices around the closed end of the barrel. Smooth the seam with your fingers.
  • 14
    Bake the pen as directed above. When the barrel is completely cool, replace the ink cartridge.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Sculpey® III 2 oz. White 104129997 Sculpey® III 2 oz. Yellow 104129998  Nicole™ Crafts Clay Machine 104136455 Polyblade™ Clay Blade 104136469
  • Ruler
  • Toothpick Bic®
  • Pen