Minion Letter Opener
Here’s a fun idea for a letter opener, cake server or any tool with a plain metal handle. Follow the step by step instructions for making this simple Minion character from polymer clay. Pop him in the kitchen oven to bake then add details like stitching on the overalls and clear plastic lenses on his goggles. Make this project in any size that will create a convenient handle for your tool.
Before you begin, condition clay.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
step 17 - Lay the letter opener flat on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes.
step 19 - Add final details. With a dark orange Sharpie, draw small dashes along all edges of the overalls to represent stitching. With a black marker draw a logo on the bib pocket and a few hairs on the head. Use the black marker to darken the inside of the mouth below the teeth to give the opening depth.
- Premo Clay - Silver, White, Black, Cadium Yellow, Blue
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Super Slicer blade set
- Sculpey Acrylic Roller
- Sculpey Bead Maker Tool
- plain handle letter opener
- clay sculpting tools
- black and orange Sharpie
- Fellowes clear binder covers
- Elmers glue
- E6000 adhesive
- parchment paper
- card stock
Note: Look for inexpensive letter openers at Amazon under “Arts & Crafts” and at Dollar Stores.