Polymer Clay Circus Pedestals

Posted on August 2, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Who Wants to Go to the Circus?


August is Circus month here at KatersAcres! All throughout the month you’ll get adorable circus themed projects, including these polymer clay circus pedestals. Make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter so you don’t miss any of the fun.

Polymer Clay Pedestals by KatersAcres | CLICK for a FREE tutorial or Pin Now, Read Later

Polymer Clay Circus Pedestals

This simple pedestals are super fun and super easy. Follow these simple instructions to make your own instantly adorable pedestals.

  • Polymer Clay Pedestals by KatersAcres | CLICK for a FREE tutorial or Pin Now, Read LaterChoose three colors of clay. I have used pomegranate, blue pearl, and cadmium yellow.
  • Fully condition each.
  • Choose ONE color and roll it into a ball.
  • Use an acrylic plate to compress the ball, making the top & bottoms flat.
  • Remove the smashed ball from the acrylic.
  • Roll a different color of clay on the thickest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Use a cutter just smaller than the size of the ball and cut 2 rounds from that color.
  • Place one round on the top and one round on the bottom of your smashed ball.
  • Now run a 3rd color through your pasta machine on the 4th smallest setting.
  • Cut out 7-13 stars (depending on the size of your smashed ball) using a star shaped cutter.
  • Place the stars evenly all around the round part of the ball.
  • Try to line all the stars up so their points match height and location.
  • Bake in a dedicated polymer clay oven according to your brand’s directions.
  • ENJOY!

Why the Circus? Find Out in the Polymer Clay Adventure

Polymer Clay Adventure - Katie OskinIt is such an honor and joy for me to teach at the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure. This year my class launches on August 5th (that’s on Friday!). There you will learn to make the adorable articulated lion and large pedestal shown on the right in the photo. For all of you who are taking the Adventure courses, I’m also adding some additional projects here on the site as well. These same projects (except the lion & pedestal) will be sent to Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club as well. The Circus Clowns are already live, you can get them here. Today’s special free tutorial features this super quick and delightfully adorable circus pedestals.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,
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