Macabre Miniatures

These miniatures aren’t really macabre at all but it sounded good, and they are perfect to scatter around your home, or to decorate your table for Halloween. They’re also great to put in home made crackers, which I will cover in my next post.

Materials

  • polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpey
  • sculpting tools like skewers, cardboard, toothpicks

Instructions

1. Think about the symbols we have come to associate with Halloween like pumpkins, bats, ghosts, skulls, witches and brooms. Even the Jack Skellington character from A Nightmare Before Christmas comes to mind. Decide on the ones you would like to make in polymer clay, so you know which colours to buy. If you’re not working from your imagination, you can root around the internet for images.

2. The soft polymer clay can become a little sticky so as you complete each one, place immediately on the surface you will be baking them on, like a baking sheet. That way you won’t have to move them again. Bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the package.

A few tips: White polymer clay becomes dirty very easily, so make sure your hands are clean when working with it. If making pumpkins, gently press a small piece of cardboard along the clay from top to bottom, to make the vertical lines. Toothpicks are handy for adding fine lines like the veins on eyeballs. The marble balls were made by rolling out long pieces of white and black clay, twisting them together, and rolling them into a ball shape.

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12 responses to “Macabre Miniatures

  1. aww- how cute are they?? I think they are screaming to be made into earrings, even though that might be a bit hard AFTER baking them. Seriously, I love them, particularly the eyeballs. YUCK!

  2. You’re right they are not too scary, mostly freakishly adorable! I’d love to fill a basket of them for the trick or treaters to take one with their candy.

  3. Christina at I Gotta Create!

    These are fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  4. This would be a fun project to do with kids…we’d love it if you’d share it at our Show and Tell Linky Party…

    We hope you stop by!

    Kelly

  5. Fantastic! The skulls are my favorite. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

  6. Love these little guys! i wish I had the patience to use polymer clay. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

  7. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  8. Love all of your miniatures. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html

    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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