Ocean View Picture Frame

Ocean View Picture Frame

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Sculpey III clay: Tan, Pale Pistachio, Granny Smith, String Bean, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, Black, Red, Just Orange, White
  • Picture frame
  • Acrylic paint: blue
  • Strong white craft glue
  • Firefly Tool Set
  • Oven or craft oven
  • Disposable foil or waxed paper to cover work surface
  • Oven-proof glass or metal baking surface

DIRECTIONS: Refer to photo.

Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces.

TO BEGIN: Knead clay for 2 minutes. Wash hands after use. Paint picture frame with blue paint. Allow to dry.


  • OCTOPUS: 1 medium Hot Pink oval for head; 8 thin pointy snakes for tentacles; 2 small White & 2 tiny Black balls for eyes. Attach head to tentacles. Use purple tool to poke in small mouth. Attach eyes.
  • ROCKS & GRASS: MAKE 2 Tan rocks. Make Pistachio, Granny Smith & String Bean snakes. Flatten; attach to rock.
  • TWISTED SHELL: Roll out White ball to skinny cone. Poke hole into thicker side; twist from the bottom to the top.
  • SNAIL SHELL: Make skinny White cone. Poke hole into thicker side; roll up from the bottom to the top.
  • FLAT SHELL: Flatten White ball. Press lines in top with purple cutting tool. Add tiny white rectangle to side of shell.
  • CORAL: Shape Purple balls into cones. Flattern Granny Smith balls. Press green spots onto thicker end purple cones. Assemble by pressing pointy ends together.
  • GREEN FISH & RED FISH: Make 1 Red & 1 Granny Smith oval; flatten slightly. Make 4 small Yellow & 4 small String Bean fins; 2 tiny Black balls for eyes. Cut mouth in 1 side of the fish. Attach eyes. Attach Yellow fins to Granny Smith fish. Attach String Bean fins to Red fish. Press lines into fins.
  • PINK FISH & YELLOW FISH: Make 1 Yellow, 1 Hot Pink oval, flatten slightly. 3 short Purple, 3 short String Bean snakes; 3 small Purple & 3 small String Bean fins. 2 tiny Black balls for eyes. Cut mouth into 1 side. Attach eyes. Attach Purple stripes & fins to Yellow fish; String Bean stripes & fins to Hot Pink fish. Press lines into fins.
  • CRAB: Flatten 1 medium Atomic Orange ball for body. Make 6 small balls into snakes for legs ; 2 into clubs for pincers. Attach legs & pincers to bottom of the body. Make 2 tiny black balls for eyes. Attach to body.

BAKE: Bake pieces at 275°F for 15 minutes per 1/4" thickness. Do not use microwave oven. Do not over-bake. Allow to cool thoroughly. Glue to painted picture frame.