Clay Animals

Your kids will go wild over these clay animal figures! Little hands will have a great time molding, shaping and sculpting.

  1. Ages: 3 - 6

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. Super messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. What kind of animal are you going to make? Here's an example to give you inspiration!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start by rolling a small ball of clay for the head and a large ball for the body. Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner and use it to attach the smaller ball of clay to the larger one. You may need to ask a grownup for help cutting the pipe cleaner.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    To add more detail, mold clay into little feet, arms, eyes or anything else you can think of! You can also use the toothpick to carve realistic details, or buttons to make a head or body parts! You can paint some buttons to help decorate your animal.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Attach your newly formed arms, feet, ears, and tails to the animal using pipe cleaner. Stick the pipe cleaner into the clay to secure all of your attachments.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Try making different creatures! How many different ones can you make?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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