I have soooo much Sculpey clay, and I've been thinking of things to make with it, just to get rid of some of it at the very least. It was then that it hit me: Portal companion cubes. As Dice!
|Step 1: buy clay!|
Making "Companion Dice" is really simple! You only need 3 colors of clay: grey, white and pink!
Sculpey can be procured from any craft store for about $2-$4 for a 2 oz block (pictured to the right).
The first step is to make the cube, which is the easiest part, since you only need to break apart the pre-seamed clay into small blocks!
|Step 2: make the corners|
Once flattened into a relatively straight and flat line, cut or press a zig-zag into the line to make small triangles. Using the triangle pieces, place one small triangle into each corner of the grey cube and then press the edges of the triangles together to form the corner pieces of the cube.
|Step 3: make the heart|
Apply hearts to your cube, and you're almost done! You need to put your companion into the incinerator. About 275° for 15 minutes should do it. Make sure you place your cube on a baking sheet or some tinfoil.
Final analysis: these dice look great, but I wouldn't necessarily consider them "effective" alternatives to your regular d6: the surfaces are uneven, some sides have more clay than others, and some corners will be larger than others. They look great though! Make some and give them a roll!
Next up on Sculpey Sessions..... cake???? It doesn't have to be a lie!