Sunday, September 5, 2010

Clay Lollipop Tutorial

Here's a tutorial on how to make a polymer clay lollipop like these!

1. Take a ball of clay and two snakes of different colors. Using contrasting (light and dark) colors will give you the best effect. The size of your ball will determine the size of your finished lollipop. Today I made a big one but you can use the same method for a miniature lollipop.

2. Take the two snakes and swirl them onto the top and bottom of your ball.

3. Roll the ball into a snake, making sure one of your color swirls is on top and the other is on the bottom when you roll. If they are side to side you will get a snake with half of one color and half of the other instead of mixed like this.

4. Twist your snake by placing a hand on each end and rolling one hand up while the other rolls down.

5. Trim off the ends and start coiling your snake together.

6. Coil it until you reach the end of your snake and smooth the end onto the rest of the clay. Now just bake and glaze it!

7. For the stick you can either hot glue it to the back after you've baked it or stick it in the clay before you bake it. I like to glue mine on afterwards since sticking it in the clay can break up the lollipop. I used an actual lollipop stick that you can find in the bakery section, but you can also use wooden dowels, tooth picks, or a snake of white clay for the stick.

Ta-da! Doesn't it look yummy? And it wasn't hard at all, was it??