How do you know when your polymer clay is done baking?

snowman ornament

How do you know when your polymer clay is done baking?
im making some polymer clay carrots to make melted snowman ornaments for my family......ive baked them for 4 min.....how do i know when to take them out?

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Answer by Tia
It depends on the type of clay but leave it in for at least 15 minutes

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One Response to How do you know when your polymer clay is done baking?

  1. Diane B.

    If your carrots are teeny, then 5 min might be enough if you’re at the recommended temperature (time and temperature and thickness are interrelated when curing polymer clay).
    The recommended temp for most brands and lines of polymer clay is 275 F (after preheating, of course), but it’s always good to protect the clay (and use an oven thermometer if you have one, or will be doing much polymer clay) while baking to be sure the temp is what you think it is.

    You can read much more about baking polymer clay in this previous answer of mine:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111224000037AAQSEfC
    And since you’re carrots are tiny, I assume, they’d be treated as “miniatures” and not need as long a baking time, and you’d want to be extra careful about your baking surface (and/or “protect” the clay)…that would be similar to small “charms” made from polymer clay:
    http://glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm > Vegetables, especially
    http://glassattic.com/polymer/baking.htm > Darkening, Scorching, Etc.

    Btw, when you take them out let them cool before bending/handling/etc.

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