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Today I have another cool summer treat for you to make for your dolls--popsicles!
So let's get started!
You can make as many of these as you want, in any color! And all you need is clay and skinny popsicle sticks!
You will need: polymer clay in your choice of colors including translucent, skinny popsicle sticks found at the craft store, and an oven or toaster oven. (Ask your parents for help when baking!)
Start by mixing your color choice with a lot of translucent. You only need a little bit of color with a lot of translucent. (actually, less color than I have in these photos because I ended up adding more translucent.)
It's a lot of work to mix and mash the clay. Just keep doing it until it is all smooth and mixed together.
Once your clay is all mixed, roll it into about a 3/4" ball. Then you can put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes so it's not so warm and mushy. Make sure it is on a clean surface like a piece of parchment paper.
Take it out of the freezer and start to shape it into a popsicle shape.
After rolling it into a cylinder, I mashed it down slightly with my finger. Keep shaping it on the sides, and kind of flatten it on the bottom.
Cut your popsicle stick down to size, make sure it's slightly longer than your popsicle.
Watch out for splinters.
Now carefully stick your sticks into the raw clay making sure you don't poke through your popsicle!
Then bake these at 250 for 30 minutes. You can bake them on a pan with parchment paper.
IMPORTANT: do not glaze before baking! Let the popsicles completely cool, then you can glaze them to give them a shine just like a real popsicle.
Wow, my dolls grabbed them right up!
Let your dolls hold them with a clear rubberband.
I hope you enjoyed!