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Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes Craft

Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes Craft

With her quick wit and sharp tongue, Vanellope can come off a little hard-shelled, so to speak. But don’t let first impressions fool you. Deep down, she’s every bit as sweet as her colorful, candy-coated ’do.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Wax paper
  • Package of white polymer clay
  • Package of red polymer clay
  • Kitchen knife
  • Parchment paper covered baking sheet
  • Mod Podge or similar glue sealer
  • Small paintbrush
  • Barrettes
  • Scraps of sticky-back felt
  • Tacky glue

How to make it

Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes step 1

1. Working on a wax paper-covered surface, slice one quarter from the white polymer clay and roll it into a short log about 2-inches long and ½-inch in diameter. Slice another quarter from the white clay and one quarter from the red clay. Cut each lengthwise into eight strips that measure about 1/8 inch wide and 2 inches long.

Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes step 2

2. Stick the strips to the outside of the white clay log, alternating colors, as shown.

Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes step 3

3. Gently roll the log between your hands, and/or use your fingertips, to smooth the clay and close the gaps between the outer strips.

Vanellope’s Peppermint Barrettes step 4

4. Cut off the rounded ends of the log. Then slice the log into ¼ to 3/8-inch-thick “peppermints.” Use your fingertips to slightly round the edges of each mint.

5. Bake the clay candies on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet according to the directions on the package. Once the mints have cooled, seal them with a coat of Mod Podge and then let them dry.

6. To attach the finished peppermints to barrettes, first press a small circle or strip of sticky-back felt onto the top of each barrette. Then use tacky glue to stick the peppermints to the felt. Allow the glue to fully cure before wearing the barrette.