from week ending May 24, 1998
Design and Instructions by Diana Trupiano
Sculpy™ polymer clay in Red, Green, Yellow and Blue (about 1/4 block each color)
Rolling pin, or thick glass jar with straight sides
Smooth, flat surface - such as formica
Aleene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue
Exacto type knife, or straight edge
Sculpy is a very soft clay, so no conditioning is needed. Roll each color to a strip approximately 5" long, 3/4" wide, and 1/8" thick.
Cut each colored strip into two strips 4" long, and 1/4" wide. Separate, and put one set to the side.
Lay one set of strips side by side, with edges touching. Press edges together, and roll out to form one four color strip. Trim edges to form a rectangle.
Form the rectangle around your index finger to form a tube. Overlap the edges slightly, and press.
Score a "cross hatch" pattern of shallow cuts onto the back center of the tube. This will make the glue hold better later. Set aside.
With remaining colored strips, cut a triangle shaped piece off one end of each strip. Curl strips around a pencil to form the tails of the windsock.
Gently press each curled strip to the bottom, inside edge of the tube shape at even intervals.
Place on a cookie sheet, and bake at 265º for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Glue pin back to scored area of windsock tube. Let dry.
This method can be used to make any shape, with any color combination. Why not make a matching pair of earrings to go with your windsock pin!?
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