Polymer Clay Donut Tutorial - Part 2

This is part two of a two-part polymer clay accessory tutorial. This tutorial is going to be all about the basics of decorating a polymer clay donut, while part one is about the basics of making a polymer clay donut.


Decorated Polymer Clay Donuts


Here's what you will need to get started:

Step 1 - Condition the Clay

Papa's Clay conditions differently than other types of clay. It just needs some gentle rolling and heat from your hands. Make sure to condition your clay before you start working with it. Small pieces take just a few seconds to condition and big pieces can take up to a minute or two. You can use a hair dryer to condition it even quicker.

Step 2 - Make a kawaii donut

Use a ball stylus tool to make two indentations on each side of the donut. Make sure the indentations are the same size and in the same horizontal position.
Kawaii Donut Eye Holes

Make two equal black balls for the eyes and gently roll them into the eye holes.

Roll a piece of black clay for the mouth into as thin of a snake as you can possibly make and cut off a tiny portion. Gently push one end in to make a U and place it on donut an equal distance between each eye.

This is a super tricky step, but you can get great at it with a bit of practice.

Kawaii Polymer Clay Donut

Step 3 - Make some frosting

Mix some clay and some liquid clay until you get a thick colored liquid. You don’t want it too runny or too thick. You can play around with the consistency to see what type of cool effects or decorations you can get out of it.

Cover a donut with the glaze.

Polymer clay donut glaze


Step 4 - Make a unicorn donut

Roll a piece of black clay as thin as you can get it. Then cut off a small amount for each eye. Push one end in so you get a “U” shape.

Then place the U on the donut so that it looks like it’s an upside down U for each eye.

Unicorn eyes

Cut another small piece of clay for each eyelash and place them accordingly around the U that was set down in the previous step.

To make the horn,take a piece of white clay and turn it into a cone and take a pointed tool to make some grooves or spirals along the horn. 

Cut it down to size, then cover it in some metallic pigments  So it looks shiny and silver. 

Take some clay, cut it into two equal, shapes and sizes. And use your fingers to pinch them into some pointy ear/triangle shapes and use a ball stylist tool to push in the middle a little bit.

Glue the horn on in the middle of the donut.

Unicorn horn and ears


Cut your ears down to size. And put a little bit of silver powder pigment into them too, then glue them on next to the horn. 

Partially Decorated Unicorn Donut

Grab a few different fun colors and start adding pieces of the main. Roll them into small snakes that are pointed on one end and place it around the horn and ears. Trim off any excess clay from the back and gently push the main down so it is not too poofy.

Completed unicorn donut

Step 5 - Make a sprinkled donut

Choose a bunch of rainbow colors and roll them into really thin snakes, then bake them. 

Pre cut sprinkles

Once they are out of the oven, cut the snakes into a lot of really, really tiny pieces. Coat your donut with a very thin layer of liquid clay, then sprinkle your sprinkles on top of your donut.

Sprinkle Donut

You can watch the tutorial here as well:

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