Whimsical Mushroom Houses



ACTÍVA Products

Materials Needed:

  • Activa Gray CelluClay
  • Water
  • Zip Top Bag
  • Styrofoam Sphere and Cone, Wine Cork and or Foam Core Board
  • Razor Blade Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Water Bowl
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil

Step 1

Prepare the CelluClay

Mix the CelluClay’ according to package directions.
Add 32oz. of warm water to 1 lb. of CelluClay, mixing in a zip top bag.

Knead with fingers until CelluClay reaches the consistency of clay or stiff dough with no dry spots.

Add more dry CelluClay if mixture is too wet or soft, and more water if CelluClay if too dry or stiff.
Remove CelluClay from bag when done mixing.

Step 2


Use half of a styrofoam sphere form for the mushroom cap. Use a cone form or cylinder cork for the mushroom stem.

*NOTE: If the sphere form has a hollow inside, cover it with a thin sheet of foam core board.

Join the mushroom cap and stem parts together using a hot glue gun.

Step 3


Cover the armature with CelluClay.

Smooth out any bumps in the clay with wet fingertips.

Step 4


Allow the mushroom form to air dry. Humidity levels will impact drying time.

The CelluClay will feel room temperature when dry and have a light gray color appearance.

Step 5


Use a sheet of sandpaper to smooth out any rough areas or bumps on the sculpture’s surface.

Step 6

Base Coat

Apply a base coat of paint to the entire mushroom form.

Step 7


Use a pencil to draw in the mushroom’s scales, gills and the desired house features ( door, windows, etc.)

Step 8


Use acrylic paint to paint the sculpture’s features.