Perhaps today’s inclusions will suit you better. These polymer clay pieces (from Hollie’s collection) by Lindly Haunani are made from translucent clay. When baked, crayon shavings mixed into the plain clay leave their color and hollow spaces behind. Generally, 1⁄2 tsp. of chopped crayon per ounce of translucent clay is a good ratio.

Lindly published a great tutorial about inclusions long ago (1999) in Bead & Button. It’s very inspiring and luckily she keeps the information on her web site for everyone to enjoy.

  • reply Kim Cavender ,

    Lindly has always been one of the biggest influences in my polymer clay journey. Her work is always fresh, exciting, and a perfect balance of color and texture. Thanks for sharing this.

    • reply Tina T. ,

      My daughter and I did this for a Science Fair Project!! We had a lot of fun! We called it “Coloring Polymer Clay” She had to chop the crayons and kneed them into the clay… She and I were both happy with the final outcome!

      ~Tina T.

      • reply Trina Williams ,

        Now I know what to do with all those crayons I bought for Maggies color class! I did one project with the crayons after the article came out and then moved on to other things. Thanks for bringing it “back”.

        • reply Polka Dot Creations » Blog Archive » Tantalizing Crayons ,

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          • reply Katya ,

            the link is not working ^(

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