Clay Crafts


Sculpting Clay Statues
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Bend the wire into the shape of your favorite animal.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Bend the wire into the shape of your favorite animal.
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By sculpting clay statues, you can become a great artist by letting your imagination run wild.

What You'll Need:

  • Uncoated wire
  • Waxed paper
  • Rolling pin
  • White polymer clay
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

How to Make Sculpting Clay Statues:

Step 1: Have an adult help you with this project. Make a wire shape base for your clay statue. Create any shape you want -- a person, animal, or even common objects.

Step 2: Cover your work surface with waxed paper. Roll clay into a thin pancake. Place pieces of clay over the wire shape, covering it completely. Use your fingers to smooth over any gaps. Add dimension to your statue by pinching patches of clay over one another or cutting away small areas of clay.

Step 3: Place your sculpture on a foil-covered baking sheet. To support the shape, crumple some foil pieces and place where needed.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Paint your animal or object whatever colors you'd like after it's cooled.
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Step 4: Bake the clay statue. After it has cooled, paint it with acrylic paints.

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