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Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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I Carrot About Your Pen Needs

I carrot (care a lot) about your pen needs.

Cause you really need these adorable pens, covered in clay, that are cute, fun, and nice to write with!

Seriously, I made some of these pens, just to play around with about 6 months ago.

They are still the first ones I pull out of the pen jar and always fun to write with, not to mention they have a comfortable grip too!

I have always thought that a thicker pen is more comfortable to grip, and I hold onto those bigger pens when I find them.

I recently took some of these decorated pens to a yard sale and just about sold them all. People were just giggling over them.

A lot of adults where buying them, which threw me off a little, since it was a school event, I thought just the kids would like them!

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

A couple weeks ago, I shared this post on how to make these fruit clay pens. There are some techniques that are the same for making the faces and covering the pen initially so keep that link in mind. While this craft does use a craft knife, I do say it’s still a kid’s craft – maybe for an older tween/teen who can be safe and careful around super-sharp knives. However, this is still a sweet and fun craft that kids can create.

First, cover your pen like so with the clay.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Once you have smoothed out the clay all over the pen, slice off the tip where the pen cartridge goes.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

You want it clean of clay so that the pen goes back together smoothly.

Then, use the knife to ‘cut’ a little bit into the clay and roll back and forth to create the lines in a carrot root.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Once that is done, push a rounded tool (I would use the tip of a Sharpie if I didn’t have this tool) into the clay to create a mouth indent.

Add a ball of clay for the nose.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Roll together 5 thin logs, then pinch them at the base.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Cut off the excess.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then pinch out the ends to points, and place on the top of the pen, for the greens part of the carrot.

 

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Roll dots of white, and black for the eyes. Make a teardrop in pink, push into mouth and add a slice in the center using a knife for the tongue.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Bake at 275 degrees in the oven for about 25 minutes. Once they are cool, you can seal them or use them as is.

Polymer Clay Carrot Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris

 

 

 



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