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Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg Box by Candace Jedrowicz

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Candace Jedrowicz loves chocolate!  More than just the taste, she loves the whole experience of the divine confection.  That’s why Candace, the Cool2Craft Creative Play Muse, makes art that looks just like chocolate!  This polymer clay Easter egg box was hand-formed around an egg shaped ball of aluminum foil and – oh my – it’s visually tasty!  Watch Candace craft polymer clay into this yummy looking box in her appearance on Inspired At Home with Tiffany Windsor. Also featured in the Cool2Craft FaveCrafts newsletter.

Watch Candace’s Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg Box YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Polymer clay – brown, white, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green & aqua
Aluminum foil
Craft knife
Pasta machine or rolling pin
Satin-finish sealer (brush-on)
Brush

IAH Easter Show Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg by Candace Jedrowicz 1 e1300493573356 Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg Box by Candace Jedrowicz Condition the polymer clay until it’s soft and workable.  Mix white into each of the colors to get the shades you want.Form an egg shaped ball of aluminum foil slightly smaller than your desired box size.  Wrap a single layer of foil around the ball, so you’ll be able to get the box off of the mold easily.

Roll out the brown clay on the thickest setting of the pasta machine, about 1/8″ and begin to wrap it around the foil.

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IAH Easter Show Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg by Candace Jedrowicz 9 300x243 Polymer Clay Chocolate Easter Egg Box by Candace Jedrowicz You can see that I’ve attached the roll to the egg by pressing a diagonal pattern into it that follows the twist.Now it’s time to cut the box just below the roll.  Carefully press the craft knife into the clay until you feel the foil.
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Bake again according to the clay package directions.

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