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Kids FAQ's on Polymer Clay

  1. Polymer clay won't get hard until it is baked.

  2. Polymer clay comes in lots of colors and you can mix colors together to make more.

  3. Polymer clay is safe for kids to play with if you follow the safety rules.

  4. You can use a plastic knife to cut out shapes or if your Mom will let you, a small paring knife.

  5. The clay can be worked with on a foil covered cookie sheet or a formica table top or counter with waxed paper or freezer paper taped to the table.

  6. Plastic coated paper clips can be stuck in the clay and baked to make your things hang on cords.

  7. Bake your clay in a regular oven or toaster oven at recommended temperatures. It is on the package. (Have Mom's help with this!)

  8. Bake for about 15 minutes for very thin pieces and about 30 minutes for thicker ones.

  9. Water or cornstarch will help you remove an object if you want to push a button into the clay to make a mold.

  10. You can roll out the clay with a piece of plastic pipe or an old rolling pin not going to be used for food any more.

  11. You can bake the clay on your foil covered cookie sheet.

  12. Things can be baked right on metal or ceramic things like tin cans or flower pots if you put a coat of Sobo glue on the can first. Then stick on your clay.

  13. Magnets and velcro buttons can be glued on the back with Super Glues. Ask Mom to help with this.

  14. Skewers for shish-k-bobs or toothpicks can be used to make holes for beads.

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