By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
Make a cute patriotic snow cone to wear this 4th of July. This clay craft is easy but fun with super cute results.
What you need:
- Polymer Clay in colors: red, white, blue
- Sculpey Gloss Glaze
- Clear glitter
- Your choice of: eye or head pin
- Hobby blade
Take some white clay and shape it into a small cone.
Optional: Use a needle to gently carve a detail line like a real paper cone.
Roll out a thin cane of clay. Place your cone upside down so it is laying flat and wrap the cane around the top of the cone. Trim off any excess clay.
Roll out 3 balls of clay 1 of each red, white and blue color. To get them perfect sized I took a ball of white clay and made it the size I wanted my snow cone top. Then divided it into 3 equal parts to use for size reference.
Slightly flatten each of the 3 balls of clay and sandwich them together.
Gently roll the red white and blue clay into a ball. Slightly flatten the bottom and then gently press it to the top of the snow cone. Insert a head or eye pin and bake. I baked mine at 265 for 20 minutes. Let cool.
Paint just the snow cone top/ball with a coat of sculpey glaze.
Pour clear glitter on top of the wet glaze and let it dry. Gently brush off any excess glitter and add another coat and glitter (if needed). Finish your work off by adding a top coat of sculpey glaze to help prevent the glitter from coming off.