How to Make a Polymer Clay Pineapple

by Helena Kingsman

Learn how to make cute pineapples out of polymer clay!


  • Translucent polymer clay
  • Yellow polymer clay
  • Green polymer clay
  • Black polymer clay (optional)
  • White paint/nail polish (optional)
  • Orange, yellow, and brown chalk pastels (optional)
  • Toothpick or needle tool
  • Polymer clay glaze (optional)
  • Clay blade/X-Acto knife
  • Paint brush (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. I'm using Sculpey III clay.

    Step 2

    With clean hands, mix some translucent clay with a small piece of yellow clay.

    Step 3

    It should create a lighter yellow, like this.

    Step 4

    With a smaller ball of more translucent clay, mix it with a small piece of green clay.

    Step 5

    Add more translucent or colored clay to get the shades you like.

    Step 6

    Shape the yellow ball into a puffy egg shape.

    Step 7

    Use a toothpick or needle tool to roll across the pineapple to give it a texture.

    Step 8

    Go back the same way

    Step 9

    You should end up with something like this.

    Step 10

    Using a clay blade or an X-Acto knife, cut out a small triangle shape in the top of your pineapple.

    Step 11

    Set aside.

    Step 12

    Roll out your green clay into a thin log.

    Step 13

    Cut it into small pieces, roughly the same size.

    Step 14

    Roll the pieces into long, flattened cones.

    Step 15

    Place 4 cones at the top cutout of your pineapple.

    Step 16

    Step 17

    Keep layering your cones until you're happy with the look.

    Step 18

    I added 12 leaves to my pineapple.

    Step 19

    (Optional) Dust your pineapple with some chalk pastels using a paint brush to give it more color.

    Step 20

    Step 21

    (Optional) If you want to add a face, take some black clay and roll it into small balls. Add them to the pineapple along with a small log for the mouth.

    Step 22

    When you're happy with your pineapple, bake it according to your clay package instructions. I'm putting mine in at 250*F for 15-20 minutes.

    Step 23

    Once it's cooled down, you can glaze it.

    Step 24

    Be creative! Make necklaces, rings, magnets, notebooks. Have fun making your own pineapples!

    Step 25

    Give rings to your friends!

    Step 26

    Make a mini book using book binding, glue it on, and you have a cute notebook!

    Step 27

    Step 28

    Good luck and have fun!