When you are decorating for a birthday party, make the event more festive by putting out a few thematic decorations. For example, create giant fake lollipops out of a few different materials that you can set out to make the party feel like a candy wonderland. You can find all of the craft materials needed to make a fake lollipop decoration at any arts and crafts supply store.
Things You'll Need
- Polymer clay
- Wooden dowel, 1/4-inch thick, 8 inches long
- Cookie tray
- Tacky glue
- Clear acrylic glaze
Roll out 8 oz. of green polymer clay into a coil that measures 1/2-inch wide and 12 inches long. Repeat to create a red and yellow coil of the same size.
Stack the three coils together onto a table top, laying each one above the other, then curl the stack into a flat spiral. Start at the right side of the flat stack, and curl the coils into a spiral by turning the end onto itself. Continue until you reach the other end of the stacked coils. Smooth the ends down to make them flush with the spiral.
Insert a wooden dowel into the flat spiral, pushing it 2 inches into the clay. Remove the wooden dowel, which will leave behind a hole that perfectly matches the dowel.
Place the flat spiral onto a cookie tray and bake it in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Let the spiral cool for 30 minutes before handling it.
Squeeze tacky glue into the hole in the flat spiral, filling it half-way full. Insert the wooden dowel back into the hole, and hold it in place for 10 minutes. The tacky glue will secure the wooden dowel inside the spiral.
Paint a thin layer of clear acrylic glaze over the lollipop spiral using a paintbrush, and allow the glaze to dry for 30 minutes. This will make the lollipop look shiny and more realistic.
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