Introduction: Clay Critters - Turtle
What you need:
- 1 x 1 1/4-inch diameter ball of clay (BOC)
- 1 x 1/2-inch diameter BOC
- 4 x 1/3-inch diameter BOC
- 1 x 1/4-inch diameter BOC
- 2 x Super-tiny BOC
Press bottom of largest BOC on flat surface to form a dome.
Pinch around bottom of dome to create a slightly flared edge, leaving about 1/2 inch unpinched.
Step 3: With BONUS "Get Fancy" Tip!
Use side of toothpick to create a tic-tac toe pattern on dome.
Get Fancy: Use your toothpick to create cool patterns in your turtle's shell. Forget the squares; poke holes, make stripes, make swirls -- your turtle is your oyster!
Press 1/2-inch diameter BOC against unpinched area of dome to make the head.
Roll 1/3-inch BOCs on a flat surface until they're roughly 1/2-inch in length.
Press ends of 1/2-inch rolls against flat surface to create 1/4-inch high cylinders.
Press cylinders onto bottom of dome to make the legs.
Press two super- tiny BOCs onto head of turtle to create eyes, and press side of toothpick into turtle's head below the eyes to create a mouth. (Or again, do your own thing!)
Use finger to flatten last super-tiny BOC into a circle, then carefully shape into a triangle; press flat triangle against bottom of dome in the back, with point peeking out, to create tail.