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I made a cat spoon holder or stand out of clay. I made a small animals for small spoons, you can make larger animals like the swan below for cooking spoons. Water proof varnish keeps it resistant to moisture so you can use it in the kitchen or place one at each place sitting at a kid's party. I made the swan for my mom on mothers day

To make one you'll need:
1) Air-dry clay
2) A bowl of water
3) A toothpick
4) Water-proof varnish ( most varnish is water proof)
5) Acrylic paint with various
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Step 1: Prepare the clay

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Take chunk of clay about the size of your palm. Squish it down to a flat shape and add dabs of water, just a bit at a time. You are going to want the clay really soft and malleable .

Divide this clay into three parts, one should be for the body of the cat, one should be for the legs and tail, and a tiny bit for the collar and ears.

Step 2: Making the body and head

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Divide the clay into a sausage like shape and a small ball. Press the sausage into a curved shape with a sort of domed back. With your fingers raise one end of the sausage to make it flat , like a cats chest. On top of the chest, make a dent with your finger and add a dab of water.

This is the basic shape, scrape the sides of the head onto the body connecting them together. Look at the pictures to see how it's done. With a wet finger smooth these sides and mold it to look like a cat's neck, nice and stout. Shape the head into a triangular shape with rounded edges, a.k.a. a cat's head.
hraza12 years ago
can we use oil paints?
fonzuzu (author)  hraza12 years ago
U can use oil paints if u want but acrylic is best. And if ur using oil then don't use varnish or it might run. And if you really want you can use plaster of Paris if u get the consistency rigth and seal it well with a good sealer. Send me a pic if u do
hraza12 years ago
can we us plaster of paris?
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Adorable! I want to make some for chopsticks :D
why do you want chopstick
I'm always looking for something to rest my chopsticks on I guess.
fonzuzu (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
I'm posting an instructable ob how to make a panda holder so you can use that for chopsticks, you know Chinese and all.
Awesome! Make sure to send me a link!
fonzuzu (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Here you go ! hope you enjoy please comment and vote !
fonzuzu (author)  sally3003 years ago
Actually it would be cute for chopsticks cuz the hole for it would be thinner so you have a wider range of animals , maybe a panda holding them ?
sally3003 years ago
thats really really CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sally3003 years ago
its is soooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ChrysN3 years ago
Cute cat! The swan looks really nice too.