MistressH asked what kinds of things we've made for Halloween with polymer clay over in the Discussions & Questions
board, so I thought I'd post a photo of one thing I've made (don't think I've posted it before, but could have).
Here's the info from my site about how I made them
, along with some other suggestions:flat ghost polymer treats (to give out for trick-or-treating) ... cutouts
...I made some ghosties from glow-in-the-dark clay to give as treats instead of candy one year
...I used a ghost cutter I made from a cat food tin, plus tiny cutters (mostly Kemper plunger ones) in shapes like ovals, circles, triangles, leaves, stars, etc. for the eyes and mouth (for some I used straws or straws that I partially squashed)
...I made scary ones and sweet ones so the kids could choose (for some of the sweet ones, I used a bit of pink blush and/or powdered chalk on the raw cheeks, pounced with a brush)
...instead of making a hole in the top of each ghost, I attached a tiny clay tube (horizontally) to the back of each one, then baked them face down
...after baking, I used quick and cheap waxed-linen cording to thread through the tube to turn them into pendant necklaes
...some of them got a little toasty in the oven (Premo's glow in the dark clay is obviously more sensitive to darkening than Fimo's so those are now my Ghosties of Color -- later I tented them and put a wooden block under my baking pan in the toaster oven and they stayed light... next time I'll probably just bury them in baking soda)
(......there's a lesson on putting a tubes on the backs of the pendants so the cording doesn't show in Pendants
> Tube Holes... surprisingly, the black cording didn't show through the GITD clay)
(..was afraid I might get a few complaints because it wasn't candy, but that part turned out fine even for the older kids) Diane B.
....instead of cutting out and removing the facial features, tiny cutouts of eyes/mouths made from black clay or from clay ropes could be onlaid
on top of the ghost cutouts
....cheek "blush" especially for the non-smiley ghosts could be done with green powder instead of pink (eyeshadow, sidewalk chalk powdered on sheet of sandpaper, etc)
....if you're not making too many, it should be possible to create either the ghost shapes or the features by using a hat pin or Xacto knife, etc, rather than a cutter; each one could be individual that way too.... roll the clay to be cut down firmly onto a smooth surface like a tile so it will stick well before trying to do the lines or cuts ... putting the clay onto a surface which can be rotated also will allow smoother cutting when doing curves and diff. directions, etc.
(comments from others, long ago:)
....What a terrific idea! I am definitely making ghosties and black cats, etc for Halloween giveaways next year! Dianne C.
....could also make werewolf claws and teeth. Sonya
....I would much prefer my kids to get something like that over candy any day! Stephanie