This week I will share with you how to make all of the toppings for our upcoming unicorn doll treats for the Unicorn Café. Once the toppings are complete the unicorn doll treats are super easy to assemble.
Today’s post will focus on polymer clay sprinkles. We will show you how to make polymer clay jimmies, confetti, and nonpareils. Sculpey III clay was used to make all sprinkles. All sprinkles were very easy to craft and my daughters and I enjoyed spending a few crafting mornings together. We often got slap happy laughing at one another. 🙂
First up….polymer clay jimmies.
We used our Sculpey clay extruder to make the jimmies. This extruder was purchased from Michaels.
This particular Sculpey extruder set at 3 tips for multi circular extrusions. We used the middle size.
- Condition your clay (soften in your hands) and fill extruder. Push through. Cut with knife or blade at length desired.
- Lay out on baking sheet. Try to lay as flat as possible without stretching your clay. Bake at 200° for 10 minutes.
- Once cool, cut at desired lengths with xacto knife or blade. Remember this is for doll sized food, so cut small. 😉
*TIP* make sure to clean your extruder between clay color changes. An easy way to clean is with baby wipes and a dowel rod. I also used toothpicks to clean the extruder caps.
Making polymer clay confetti sprinkles went so fast with my daughters helping. I have to admit that we didn’t use as much of the confetti sprinkles on the unicorn treats as we did the jimmies.
I have a very basic clay rolling machine that I got from A.C. Moore. With a coupon I think I got my machine for $9.
- Pick your desired thickness of your jimmies and set your machine. We used setting 7. Roll out desired confetti colors of clay. Try to lay your rolled clay as flat as possible on your baking sheets. We baked our clay sheets at 200° for 10 minutes. Do not overbake or clay will be brittle.
- Make sure sheets stay flat until cooled. Once cool use a standard hole puncher and punch your clay circles. Make sure not to punch too close to your previous punch so you can get a full circle. Some clay will break away will punching.
The polymer clay nonpareils were the fastest sprinkle to make. These sprinkles added a cute touch to the unicorn treats.
Roll out your choice of colored clay in your rolling machine. We used setting 9. To make the ball size consistent, we used a standard straw to cut out a same portioned amount of clay. If clay gets stuck in straw use a toothpick to push through. We used glittered infused clay from Sculpey to make all the nonpareils. Bake the nonpareils at 200° for 10 minutes.
To see the previous posts in the Unicorn Café series see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/
**The glass bowls the sprinkles are pictured in are Duralex prep bowls: https://www.amazon.com/Duralex-Stackable-Clear-Bowl/dp/B00TR7O07Q/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503057448&sr=8-5&keywords=prep+bowls+duralex