Kaleidoscope Cane Tutorial

To make these kaleidoscope canes you will need:

Odd pieces of polymer clay
A blade
An acrylic block

Start with the odd pieces of polymer clay

Roll several pieces out until they are about 15cm long

Gently press them together

Press them down and pinch along the top to form a pyramid shape

This is how your pyramid shape should look

Cut the ends off

Cut the pyramid cane in half

Gently press these two halves together, side by side, to make a symmetrical pattern

Press the cane down to make another pyramid shape (don’t pinch along the top this time)

Cut through the middle of this cane

Again, put the two pieces side by side, making another symmetrical cane

Gently press the pieces together

Use an acrylic block to flatten all the edges and make the surface smooth. You can also use this method to reduce the size of the cane without loosing the square shape. To do this you rotate the cane, pressing down carefully on one side at a time, repeating until you get the desired size cane.

The finished cane.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ichigocreations
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 12:29:21

    Hi! Great tutorial and great work! I think I’ll try to do it.
    I create with polymer clay too, if you’d like came to visit my blog.


  2. Nicki
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 01:40:34

    Beautiful! I’ve just pinned this….is that ok? Thanks much for the tutorial!


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