Introduction: Clay Dragons

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Today I am going to show you how to make a clay dragon. I use air-dry clay, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint.

Step 1: Make the Basic Shape

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First, roll out a ball. Then, make it into a longish cone shape. the long part is the tail.

Step 2: Define the Shape

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Make the tail more triangle-ish, and the neck and chest more defined.

Step 3: Add the Head

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Make a head shape, then stick it on using water, smoothing the body and neck as you work.

Step 4: Add Feet and Tail Spike

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Step 5: Wings!

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Start with curvy triangles, then use a butter knife or toothpick to carve in the "veins".

Step 6: Head Accessories

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Add horns and small, triangular ears.

Step 7: Face

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Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes and nostrils.

Step 8: Let Dry

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Step 9: Paint

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Paint your dragon using acrylic paints.

Step 10: Varnish

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It's time to seal your dragon! Doing so makes the paint last longer and gives it a nice sheen if using gloss. I use Mod Podge spray on gloss, but you can use whatever you want. When varnishing, be sure to do in an open area with plenty of ventilation.

Step 11: Finished!

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Good job! Please feel free to check out my other Instructables, "10 Tips for Organizing", "How to Make a Tepee Campfire", "Basics of Archery", and "Plastic Bag Water Collection System".


DawnS49 (author)2017-02-07

This is adorable! My dragons always fail .-.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-23

Cute dragon.


Amy67l35 (author)2015-08-23


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