Over the years, we have received many questions from artists and crafters about whether or not they could bake the plastic doll eyes in polymer clay.
We recommended using glass eyes because the glass tolerates temperatures up to 1200 degrees without melting.
Some of our customers e-mailed that they were having success with using plastic eyes and baking the clay at lower temperatures. We decided this would be our opportunity to test it.
We kneaded the clay and molded these little funny eye sculptures using the 22mm Round Plastic Doll Eyes. We placed the sculptures on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
We were testing the lower temperature with plastic eyes. Below is a chart of our very unscientific testing. But First, like they say on TV; we don't recommend you try this at home.
If you do try it; post photos of your results on Instagram and be sure to hash tag #GlassEyesOnline so we can repost!
I would not recommend plastic eyes for an art or fantasy doll. I'd stick with glass doll eyes. The plastic would be fine for experimenting. It would also make a cool scout troop or youth group project.