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Make some clay candy corn earrings for Halloween.
Every year, the first appearance of candy corn in the grocery store signals the true beginning of fall, which means it’s time to start seriously planning our Halloween costumes. My personal favorite from childhood was the year I was a superhero, complete with shiny handmade cape and nifty boots. Of course, I kept having to tell people that, no, I was not Superman; I was Super Jessie. For this project we’ll create a piece of candy corn a bit smaller than the real kind.

Yield: 1 piece

From the book, The Polymer Clay Cookbook by Jessica & Susan Partain. Read our review here.

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  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with nice warm clay. Not sticky or mushy, but warm, so the three layers of color will bind together. Start by stacking very smooth balls of the white, orange, and yellow clays, making a snowman shape.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Holding the stack as shown, gently press it halfway flat.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    You don’t want it completely squished, just gently flattened.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Rotate the flattened corn 90 degrees in your fingers. It should look a little bit more like candy corn
    now—the rounded edges of your spheres of clay should be flattened a bit and starting to merge into
    the next layer of color.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flatten the corn again, just as you did before.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn it another 90 degrees. Your corn should look even smoother and the layers more fused together.

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep repeating the flattening and turning until your corn is completely smooth and the layers are nicely bound together. The edges should be slightly rounded. Don’t worry if the layers aren’t completely straight and even—real candy corn isn’t perfectly straight and even either!

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Decide which side of your candy corn is your favorite, and place it facedown on your baking tile.
    This side will be the front of your earrings. If you have fingerprints on the surface, don’t worry—they
    will be mostly eliminated when you press the flat pad of your ear post into the back of the corn to
    create an indentation

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Remove the ear post, then use a needle tool to create a rough surface inside the indentation. This
    creates more surface area for the glue to bond, making for stronger earrings.

  • Step 10

    Bake for 15 minutes at 275° F (135° C).

  • How to make a pair of clay earring. Halloween Candy Corn Earrings - Step 11
    Step 11

    To Make Candy Corn Stud Earrings
    1. Make two matching candy corns.

    2. Rub the front of each earring post pad over sandpaper to rough it up.

    3. Rub the indentation in the back of each candy corn and the pad of each ear post with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove any residual surface oils and metal flecks.

    4. Add a drop of cyanoacrylate glue to the front of each ear post pad, then press the pad into the
    indentation in the candy corn. Wipe off any extra glue using a toothpick (not your fingers!). Let set
    overnight, or for at least 6 hours.

    5. If you’d like to glaze the candy corn, glaze them after they have been glued onto the posts.

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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
Ooooh those are so cute! I love candy corns Happy
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Asgards_Princess
Asgards_Princess · Leicester, England, GB · 33 projects
i have this book. its really good Happy
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Mina
Mina · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
These would make really cute dangly earrings...
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Will definitely look into buying the book!
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I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth
I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth · Torrington, Connecticut, US · 23 projects
These are so adorable. I NEED polymer clayHappy
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
Awesome!!! Those are so cute!! Happy
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