Letter P Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

Here is another free step-by-step article on making letter canes. One day I’ll develop full tutorials with proper instructions, but in the meantime here is the Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far.

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent

You will need:

Step-by-step instructions: Letter “P” polymer clay alphabet cane

Step 0: Condition the clay:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - black and white clay
Condition the clays

Step 1: Roll the black clay into a sheet approximately 1.5mm (1/24in) thick, and then make it into a strip approx. 35mm (1.5ins) wide:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - sheet of black clay
Sheet of black clay

Step 2: Slice off about a third of the white clay and save it for a later step:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut off a third of the clay
Cut off a third

Step 3: With the remaining larger piece of white clay, roll it into a cylinder approximately 35mm (1.5ins) in diameter:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - large white cylinder
Roll a white cylinder

Step 4: Cut the cylinder in half down the middle to make two semicircles:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut cylinder
Cut cylinder in half

Step 5: Using the semicircle on the right, re-roll it into a cylinder with a diameter of approx. 25mm (1in) and about 30mm (1.25ins) tall:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - roll out cylinder
Make a smaller cylinder

Step 6: Cut off approx. one third of the cylinder and keep it aside for using in a later step:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut off a third of cylinder
Save a third for later

Step 7: Using the remaining small cylinder of white clay, turn it so that the round faces are on the top and bottom, and then squeeze it into an oval shape as shown below. Try to also make it the same height as the white semicircle:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - squash cylinder
Create an oval

Step 8: Cut the oval in half down the middle:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut small cylinder in half
Cut oval in half

Step 9: Arrange the two halves of the oval cane so that they are pointing in the same direction as shown below:

P cane - Arrange canes - KayVincent
Arrange pieces

Step 10: Using one half of the oval cane, completely wrap its sides with the strip of black clay that was created in Step 1, and then lay it against the flat side of the white semicircle. Trim off any excess black clay:

P cane - wrap with black - KayVincent
Wrap with black clay

Step 11: Arrange the second part of the oval cane as shown below:

Letter P polymer clay cane - pieces - KayVincent
Assemble pieces

Step 12: Retrieve the smaller piece of the cylinder that was cut off in Step 6:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - retrieve small cylinder
Retrieve small disc

Step 13: Roll it until it is the same height as the other pieces of clay:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - make cylinder taller
Same height pieces

Step 14: Squeeze the cylinder into a triangle shape:

P cane - insert triangle - KayVincent
Make a triangle

Step 15: Squeeze two of the points of the triangle so that they become long and flat:

P cane - insert shape - KayVincent
Flatten two points

Step 16: Insert this shape to fit into the other shapes as shown below:

Letter P cane - assemble pieces - KayVincent
Assemble cane

Step 17: Using the piece of white clay that was cut off in Step 2, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, and then wrap the sides of the cane with the thin white layers of clay:

P cane - wrap in white - KayVincent
Wrap in thin white sheet

Reduce the cane.

Finished cane:

Letter P polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent

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