Tutorial to make cute 18 inch doll-sized Halloween lollipops from polymer clay. Perfect for American Girl doll Halloween parties!
My daughters and I have been busy making a bunch of Halloween doll crafts. They want to have a Halloween party for their dolls 🙂 So today we made some American Girl sized lollipops in Halloween colors. They certainly aren’t perfect, but we had a lot of fun making them!
These lollipops are made from polymer clay. So adults will need to handle the part where they are baked in the oven to harden them. While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my polymer clay doll food tutorials for AG dolls.
Materials needed to make the AG Doll Halloween Lollipops
- Polymer clay in orange, black, white, and yellow
- Wooden BBQ skewers
- Clear Nail Polish or Sculpey Glaze
Please note: We use clear nail polish all the time to glaze our finished polymer clay projects and it holds up well. However, if you live in a more humid area, it may get sticky over time. If you live in a humid area, I recommend using the Sculpey glaze. Be sure to follow the directions on the Sculpey packaging, as I believe you need to glaze the polymer clay before baking.
Instructions to make doll-sized Halloween lollipops from polymer clay
Start with a nickel-sized ball of white polymer clay and roll it into a log about 1/2 inch thick. Using about half the amount that you did for the white, roll 2 ropes each of yellow, orange, and black. They should be about 1/8″ thick. You don’t have to measure it, you can just eyeball it.
Cut the colored ropes so they are the same length as the white clay.
Alternating the colors and spacing them as evenly as you can, stick the colored ropes to the log of white clay. Press in lightly so it all sticks.
Start rolling the log back and forth. You may need to cut the rope in half at some point. I couldn’t get it to be all twisty and evenly patterned, but that is ok. As I learned later, you can do that as you are rolling the rope into the lollipop.
Start at on end of the rope and coil it to form the lollipop shape. My first attempt did not turn out exactly as I wanted it pattern-wise, but it was still cute.
You want your finished lollipop to be between 1.5 and 2 inches in size. When it gets to that size, use a knife to slice off any extra rope and press the end into the lollipop to secure.
Cut a wooden BBQ skewer off at about 3 inches and insert the pointy end into the lollipop. Go slowly so you don’t poke through the backside.
Put your lollipop on a baking sheet that you only use for polymer clay. I get my baking pans that I use for polymer clay from the dollar store. Remember, any utensils or baking sheets that you use for polymer clay can not ever again be used with food.
For my second attempt, I discovered that if you twist the rope slightly as you are coiling it, you will get that familiar lollipop look.
Bake your polymer clay lollipops according to the clay package directions. Generally it is 275 degrees and 15 minutes for every 1/4 inch of thickness of your clay.
After your doll lollipops have baked and been allowed to cool, it is time to make them shiny. Clear nail polish works great for small projects like AG Doll food!
Apply a thin coat of clear nail polish all over the lollipop. Allow to dry completely. I used a blow dryer to make the process faster. (If you live in a humid climate, see my note above about using Sculpey Glaze instead of nail polish.)
So there you have it – some fun Halloween treats for your AG dolls! If you enjoyed this polymer clay doll food tutorial, you might also enjoy my tutorial for making Monster Cake pops for American Girl Dolls.
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So tell me… What AG doll foods have you been making from polymer clay lately? Have you made anything special for Halloween? Be sure to leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!