- Premier Clay
- Pipe Cleaner
- Pointed Tool
- Treat Sticks
- Water Bowl
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
Roll a large egg form out of clay.
Fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist it together. Insert the open end into the body shape. Then cover the wire with clay.
Roll a small sphere out of clay. Insert it into the folded end of the pipe cleaner.
Pinch out a small cone to form the bird’s beak.
Roll two tiny spheres. Attach them to the bird’s head.
Shape two tear drop forms out of clay. Attach one to each side of the bird’s body. Indent the pointed tool into the wing shapes for create the wing’s feathers.
Insert two treat sticks into the bottom of the body. Sticks can remain straight or slightly bent. Add clay to the top of the sticks and join it to the body form. Add a small amount of clay to the middle of the sticks to create the leg’s knees. Add a small amount of clay to the end of the sticks to form the bird’s feet.
Roll a large sphere and slightly flatten it on the work surface. Water features such as waterlilies, shells, rocks, ripples, or fish may be sculpted and added to the base.
Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours. The bird and the base may be dried together or separately and joined together later.
Once the clay has stiffened it can be painted.