DIY Ice Cream Sandwich Charms

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Use polymer clay to make tiny ice cream sandwich charms in your favorite flavors!

These ice cream sandwich charms are adorable, easy to make, and calorie free. They’re a perfect fit for a unique back to school teen fashion statement. Just hope you don’t tire of saying “I made it myself” all day long.


What you need:


  • Always start with a clean surface. I use a cutting board that I only use for clay.
  • use a baby wipe to clean hands in between colors since colors can stay on your skin and transfer to your next color of clay.


Mix equal parts of black and chocolate clay. Flatten clay with a roller or pasta machine. I used a roller and placed coins around my work for a uniform thickness. Make a rectangular template out of thin cardboard (like a cereal box). Cut out top and bottom cookies for each sandwich. I used tan clay for sandwich cookies as well.



For the ice cream fillings, you will want to roll out the clay a little thicker. I used a part of a keychain (which is about the thickness of 2 popsicle sticks glued together) and rolled out my filling inside it. Use your same template you made to cut out the filling. Assemble sandwich and gently press together. Use a toothbrush (a new one and only use it for clay) and press bristles into clay for a nice ice-cream texture. Use a head pin to poke shallow holes on the top and bottom cookies. insert a head pin through the center of the charm.


Neapolitan filling: Flatten white, light brown and light pink clay separately. Cut white clay in a strip about 1/3 the length of your template. Cut brown and pink clays just enough to have a flat side. Piece together the 3 clays with a white stripe in the middle. Use your template and cut out filling.

Mint chocolate chip filling: Mix together white and green make a mint shade of green. Roll out a thin cane of black clay (about the thickness of a tooth pick) and cut thin pieces off for chocolate chips. Gently press “chocolate chips” around the outer visible edges of the filling.

Strawberry filling: Just mix up light pink and red clay, but not completely. You will want it to have a marbled look, don’t over mix it.

Cotton candy filling: Mix light pink and blue till marbled.

Birthday party filling: Mix white and light blue till marbled. Make toothpick width canes of yellow, light purple, and pink for sprinkles. Cut thin pieces off and apply the “sprinkles” just like we did the chocolate chips.

Bake clay as directed. I used Sculpey III which bakes at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. I baked my charms for 18 minutes. Let cool. Trim head pins with cutter plyers so they are about a half an inch long. Use rounded pliers to curl head pins into circles then use a jump ring to attach charms to anything you want.

Ice Cream Sandwich Charms

I hope you have as much fun making and wearing your mini ice-cream sandwich jewelry as I did. Get creative with your favorite flavors. They would make a great handmade unique gift. I’m thinking of making another set to use as ornaments on my mini Christmas tree!

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About Amy

Amy will be sharing with us polymer clay tutorials, tips, and techniques, as well as an occasional general craft project. She is always thinking of something new and fun to create. She loves painting, drawing, origami, and clay sculpting. Amy is a mother of 2 beautiful girls who lives in central IL. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, crafts (of course), reading, spending time outdoors, and watching 80's and Disney movies. Amy loves to live life colorfully. Her motto is "anyone can craft". She is excited to be able to share tips and tricks with her fellow crafters. Amy is always happy to receive comments and answer any questions regarding her blog posts. Check out more of Amy's jewelry and buy some for yourself at her Etsy shop, DangerousRainboCraft.

2 thoughts on “DIY Ice Cream Sandwich Charms

  1. Patricia Lindner

    This blog posting is really neat. Thanks to Amy for showing us how easy it is to make these “ice cream sandwiches” for jewelry, etc.

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