Marbled Clay Bowl

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Oven-Safe Bowls - household supply store (i had about 5) X-Acto Knife - Joann's  Sculpey Colored Clay (can be bought in individual packs or in a large kit; several ounces) - Joann's Sculpey White Clay (1.75 lb) - Joann's Gold Paint Marker (paint or nail polish works well too) - Joann's Round object larger than oven bowl for tracing around
Oven-Safe Bowls – household supply store (i had about 5)
X-Acto Knife – Joann’s
Sculpey Colored Clay (can be bought in individual packs or in a large kit; several ounces) – Joann’s
Sculpey White Clay (1.75 lb) – Joann’s
Gold Paint Marker (paint or nail polish works well too) – Joann’s
Round object larger than oven bowl for tracing around
The oven-safe bowl I'm using is from the brand OVENWARE, and it's a custard cup. Just make sure that whatever you use is made for baking with.
The oven-safe bowl I’m using is from the brand OVENWARE, and it’s a custard cup. Just make sure that whatever you use is made for baking with.


Choose the colors you'll be using to make your dish. You'll want to pick white, black, and three other colors. Using your X-Acto knife, cut about 1/4 of each block off so that you have 5 smaller blocks of sculpey.
Choose the colors you’ll be using to make your dish. You’ll want to pick white, black, and three other colors. Using your X-Acto knife, cut about 1/4 of each block off so that you have 5 smaller blocks of Sculpey.
Using your hands, roll each of these blocks into individual rolls. They should be approximately 5 inches long each (just eyeball it). Make the black roll VERY thin (1/4 inch max), the colored rolls about 3x the width of the black, and the white 4x the width of the black. Basically, black=small, colors=medium, white=large. Place any leftover clay back with the rest of your clay.
Using your hands, roll each of these blocks into individual rolls. They should be approximately 5 inches long each (just eyeball it). Make the black roll VERY thin (1/4 inch max), the colored rolls about 3x the width of the black, and the white 4x the width of the black. Basically, black=small, colors=medium, white=large. Place any leftover clay back with the rest of your clay.
1: Gather all rolls, and twist them together into one big roll. 2: Stretch this giant roll out, fold it in half and twist the two halves together. 3: Somehow roll this mess into a clump. 4: Smooth out the clump into a ball by rolling it between your hands.
1: Gather all rolls, and twist them together into one big roll.
2: Stretch this giant roll out, fold it in half and twist the two halves together.
3: Somehow roll this mess into a clump.
4: Smooth out the clump into a ball by rolling it between your hands.
Using a cylindrical object like a glass or jar, roll out the ball into a flat circle. It should be about 1/4 inch thick.
Using a cylindrical object like a glass or jar, roll out the ball into a flat circle. It should be about 1/4 inch thick.
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Then, place your round object on your clay, tracing a circle by using your X-Acto knife.
This is where you can get creative! I used my fingers to shape the clay into the shape pictured above. You can also shape the clay directly against the shape of your bowl/dish, using the bowl as a sort of mold.
This is where you can get creative! I used my fingers to shape the clay into the shape pictured above. You can also shape the clay directly against the shape of your bowl/dish, using the bowl as a sort of mold.
Now, place the bowl of clay into your oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake it for 30 minutes before taking it out of the oven. Let it cool, then carefully turn your bowl/dish upside down and gently shake out your clay object.
Now, place the bowl of clay into your oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake it for 30 minutes before taking it out of the oven. Let it cool, then carefully turn your bowl/dish upside down and gently shake out your clay object. Optional Step: Using your paint pen, nail polish, or paint, draw/paint a thin line along the border of your clay object.
These are really nice for storing jewelry, small pins, and marbles. And that's it! Hope you guys liked it. :-)
These are really nice for storing jewelry, small pins, and marbles. And that’s it! Hope you guys liked it. 🙂
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