Dollhouses and dollhouse miniatures are extremely popular with most hobby enthusiasts today. What is more popular is the art of hand sculpting miniature food using polymer clay. With the clay available in multiple colors, making miniature food for dollhouses has become really easy. In fact, most experts and enthusiasts believe that with clay and a few accessories, you can create a wide range of foods including fruits, vegetables, breads, food treats and much more. So, if you are looking to learn the art of hand sculpting such miniature food, read on to know more.

When hand sculpting miniature food, you need to use polymer clay, which is preferably soft. However, irrespective of the kind of clay you use, make sure that you knead the clay well with your hands. Doing so will help condition the clay and make it more workable. Once this is done, it is important to use a rolling pin to roll out the clay. Make sure that you roll it out on a flat ceramic surface. When working on a wooden surface, make sure to tape wax paper onto the surface as wood particles tend to mix with the clay and make it unusable.

Rolling out the clay will allow you to cut pieces of different sizes, which can then be shaped into the types of miniature food you want to create. Always remember to use a model of the type of food you are looking to create for guidance. This will help you create the perfect shape, texture as well as color, albeit in a miniature size.

Once your miniature food is properly shaped with your hands, make sure that you bake it. For baking, it is important to preheat your oven to 250 or 275 degrees. Make sure that you line the ceramic tile or cookie sheet with parchment paper to avoid development of shiny spots, where the food will touch the hot surface. Where thinner pieces can be baked for 20 minutes, thicker ones need almost an hour. Once baked, these are absolutely ready for use and display.

So, what are you waiting for? Start experimenting with your own versions of hand sculpted polymer clay dollhouse miniature food items.

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