Time to make doll sized polymer clay swirled sucker sticks. These are also known as unicorn suckers. These sucker sticks will be used in our upcoming unicorn shakes post. I love all the bright colors of these suckers. Now our polymer clay doll suckers do not look exactly like the real thing, but they look close enough so you get the idea of what we are creating.
I used a Sculpey clay extruder. I purchased my extruder at Michaels…with a coupon.
This clay extruder has 6 single circle tips. I used the 3rd from the smallest size.
Sculpey III polymer clay was used for these suckers. Pick colors of your choice; we did some in more primary colors and others in pastels. Condition your clay (soften with hands) and fill extruder. Extrude clay; make sure to clean extruder between color changes. I use baby wipes and a dowel rod to clean my extruder. To clean the extruder tip I use toothpicks.
Line up the clay ropes very tightly. If using 3 colors, put the third color on top of the other two to form a triangle. I used 4 colors on some of the sticks, if so stack like a square box. Lift at one end and begin to twist. Twist slowly. Cut with blade at desired length. You can cut some length prior to twisting if you find it is easier to handle, but individual lengths can become uneven as you twist so ultimately you will need to trim stick again. I recommend not cutting too short prior to twisting.
Bake sucker sticks at 275° for 13 minutes. Once cool I coated each stick with two coats of Sculpey Gloss Glaze. Holding the sticks in place with Styrofoam worked very well. After one end was fully dry, I reversed ends and glazed the other half. Adding the gloss glaze really does give this swirled stick a candy like look.
The sucker sticks came out super cute! Another Unicorn Café topping down. Sour belts, candy necklaces, and marshmallows coming up! I can’t wait to put all these toppings together to create adorable unicorn doll sized shakes and cocoa.
For the other posts in the Unicorn Café series see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/