Thursday, July 11, 2013

S’mores Necklace {Tutorial}

After posting about my daughter’s Camping Birthday Party, I received quite a few requests for a tutorial on the S’mores necklaces that the girls made as their party favors… What can I say?  You ask, you shall receive!  Here is the:

s'mores necklace

This is an easy, fun project to do with school-age or older kiddos and is perfect for parties, girl scout activities, or just for grins on a rainy day.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Polymer Clay in White, Tan, and Dark Brown
  • Poly Paste (or similar polymer clay adhesive)
  • Jump ring, lobster clasp, eye pin, and necklace cord/chain



Break clay and roll between fingers until soft.  Form two penny-sized balls of the tan clay, a slightly smaller ball from the dark brown clay, and an even smaller ball of white clay.

Clay collage

Flatten tan clay balls to about 1/8 inch thickness and the diameter of a quarter.  Using a clay cutter or knife, cut flattened clay into two small squares (roughly 3/4 inch square).  Use a toothpick to draw a faint line in the middle of each square (to resemble a graham cracker).


Use tip of toothpick to make faint hole marks on each side of your cracker pieces.


Flatten your dark brown clay piece between your fingers to make a piece of chocolate – soften the corners with your fingers until this piece is slightly smaller than your cracker pieces.  It will be a bit thicker, and that’s okay… we like our chocolate thick around here. :)

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To form the marshmallow, flatten your white clay ball onto a hard surface until it’s a little thicker than the chocolate piece (a little bigger than 1/4 inch).  The smooth the edges by rolling gently on your hard surface.


Now all of your s’mores pieces are ready for assembly.

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Turn one cracker piece right-side down and apply thin smear of polymer adhesive.  Top with chocolate, add adhesive.  Add marshmallow, add adhesive, and then top with final cracker, right-side up.


Looks almost like the real thing, huh? 


Just like you would with a real s’more after the marshmallow is toasted, squish it down a bit to “melt” your marshmallow.


Trim your eye pin with jewelry pliers (or bend back and forth until it breaks) to fit the depth of your s’more charm.

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Dip the eye pin into poly adhesive to coat it and then insert down the middle of the charm.  It’s okay if there’s leftover adhesive at the top; just spread evenly with your finger.  It will dry clear after baking.


Bake your charm per directions on your clay package (I used Sculpey clay so I baked mine at 275 degrees for 15 minutes).  I use a clay mat that’s oven safe for baking, but parchment paper works just as well.  After baking, allow clay to cool for 10-15 minutes. 


Attach your lobster clasp to the eye pin with a jump ring, and then hang charm on a necklace and you’re finished!


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