How To: Use aluminum cans as armatures for shaping and baking polymer clay

Use aluminum cans as armatures for shaping and baking polymer clay

You're probably wondering why in the world you would throw an aluminum can into an oven to bake, but differently shaped aluminum cans are actually a polymer clay hobbyist's best friend when it comes to shaping clay and making the shape stay.

Whether you're making the body of a person or a vase, you simply mold the clay around the can, stick it in the oven, and bake. Aluminum cans are completely oven safe and retain their shape.

This video teaches you how to cover your can with a fun silkscreen design.

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