I was referring to the whole "kit" as the box. Sorry to confuse anyone. The kit came with the letters. I actually thought about covering the whole box but was having a hard time getting the clay to stick to the letters before I baked them. Any tricks to help the clay stick to the wood? I'm still very new to polymer.
I picked up this shadow box at the Salvation Army for 25 cents. Then it sat untouched for a few months until I was inspired to cover it with polymer clay. Here it is in my oven. I'll probably paint it red and put a cute family picture in it.
To make the penguins you need jumbo olives, small olives, cream cheese, sliced carrots(about 1/8 inch thick) (not baby carrots) and toothpicks. 1. Make sure the cream cheese is really cold then cut it into small squares about 1/2 teaspoon size and roll the squares into balls with your hands. Put them back in the refrigerator until ready to use. 2. Then take your round carrot slices and cut a triangle out of the front each one to create feet. The part you cut out will be used for the beak, so save it. 3. Drain and dry your olives. Take the jumbo olives and make a cut down the front of each olive. 4. Take small carrot pieces and slice in half to make two thinner triangles. Very carefully, press carrot piece into small olive to create beak. 5. To assemble: Stuff jumbo olive with ball of cream cheese. Take toothpick and insert first,through small olive with beak, then through jumbo olive with cream cheese, and finally through large carrot feet. That's it! Have fun! Let me know if you have any questions.