Tools for Assembly:
- Self-dry clay like Crayola
- Chocolate colored shiny fabric
- Pink, white, baby blue and/or
red shiny fabric paint
- Waxed paper
- Small detailing scissors,
a.k.a. as embroidery snips
I have the utmost
respect for the food artisans who know how to make
luscious mini food and candy out of polymer clay.
Alas, my fingers are not nimble enough to pursue
that art. For those of you who are in the same boat
as I, below is a tutorial for the cheater's way to
mini candy. Note: I used Crayola Model
Magic for the candy base shape and shiny dimensional
fabric paint to create the faux candy look. I bet
any self-dry clay will work.
Spread out some waxed paper to work on. Form tiny bits of Crayola Magic into
twelve pieces of candy. Mine are too circular, so
the finished product looks more like chocolate
olives. I should have made a flatter base. I also
should have taken care to make them more uniform in
size. Once dried, place a dot of shiny brown
dimensional fabric paint to a piece of cling plastic
or waxed paper and stick the little candies in the
dot. This will hold your candy in place while you
Use a toothpick to help you coat each candy piece
with shiny fabric paint. I used two different
colors: hot chocolate brown and dark brown (milk
chocolate vs. dark chocolate).
3. This is another version
of the above candies. I found that the candy
expanded upward when drying, so I flattened the
formed balls. Now these look more like chocolate
covered cherries. They are more uniform in size.
Next I added either a pink or red dollop on each
piece of candy. Then let each candy dry thoroughly.
around each candy piece. Below is the finished
product from the second set of candy I made.
Obviously, I didn't use a colored dollop on these.
On my second set, I used
a piece of clear plastic as my work surface.