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You know there are a ton of ponies from the Friendship is Magic
show that you'd love to have in toy form!
Well, at least the list goes on and on for us...
starting with Daring Do...and enters the realm of our own custom ponies!
Here's a fabulous way to create your very own custom pony!
It's a super fun craft...and a super fun toy!
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Step 1: Meet Tropical Mist

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Meet Tropical Mist.
And yes, in her previous life, she was a haircut bait Sunny Days.

(Never fear, Daring Do is on her way!)

let's just get onto the basic process...shall we?

Step 2: Let's get customizing!

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To begin, get a "bait" pony.
Find a pony at a yard sale or thrift store that the little girl has cut the hair...
Or just buy a $5 My Little Pony at the store.
We tested our plan on our duplicate Sunny Days.
As the mom, sometimes I get sick of all that tangled up hair...snarls and knots!
I often wished that the hair was plastic too!

Step 3: Haircut time

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Give that pony a buzz.
Now you want to leave the tufts of hair still there,
because the clay will adhere better.

Step 4: Bake Hard Clay time.

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Get some oven bake clay.
Ours was white.  If you find the color of clay that you want the finished hair to be...I would
do things in a different order.  (Paint pony.  Then sculpt hair.  Then bake)

Step 5: Sculpt the Mane and Tail!

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I sculpted on the mane and basically just made
dreadlock, worm, snake like tendrils, with sweeping bangs.
I could have taken more time...but like I said, she was our test pony.
I will next time.

Once you do the mane, you are ready for the tail.
I used an x-acto knife to rough up the area around her pony tail.
This gives the clay something to adhere to.  Although it's terribly hard to see in the photo.
You could also use some sand paper.  (no rear end comments please!)
Sculpt on the pony tail...
Thats so cool! It looks just like daring do, I recognized her immediately!
I used modge podge to glaze my custom but you aren't able to bend the wings without it chipping when you use your spray on glaze can you bend it? Also what is the brand of glaze you use?
This is Watermelon Crush! I made her from pinkie pie!
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doodlecraft (author)  TimsProjects1 year ago

She is super cute! Great did you dye the hair? :)

you make really cute stuff

RainbowD16 months ago

I used markers instead of paint. I cut, not all the way, and colored one strand with a permanent purple marker. I used yellow eyes, and colored the used to be yellow body with the same purple marker, creating plum. The cutie mark is two fallen purple leaves on top of a yellow floor. I washed her hair, and named her Fallen Leaves.

doodlecraft (author)  RainbowD16 months ago
Wow, awesome! Congrats on your new little pony friend! :)

when I said cut, I meant cut hair. Whoopie!

ThePuddingP7 months ago

This was super helpful! Im making a Luaren Faust Custom. :)

ThePuddingP7 months ago

This was super helpful! Im making a Luaren Faust Custom. :)

aj123ps49 months ago


I will love making my oc thank u so much! :) :) :)

pixel portrayal made it!1 year ago

Just finished my first MLP mod. Thanks for all the tips!

if I can find any of my ponies I will have more fun with them if they look how I like them. thanks for the idea
BronyBro1 year ago
I can't wait to do this! I want to make my OC
Here's a better pic
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doodlecraft (author)  TimsProjects1 year ago
Wow! Rerooting hair...amazing! :)
Oh, we'll i actually rerooted it. That is whole new hair. It took FOREVER! I don't know how to do her tail though.
Do you agree that the ponies with the sparkle tinsel in their hair are such a hassle. I mean the tinsel makes their hair look CRAZY! This is my sisters AJ and it always looks like that, even when I fix it.
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doodlecraft (author)  TimsProjects1 year ago
Yes, the tinsel hair is a pain for sure. :)
I think the only pony we ever bought with tinsel hair was the rainbow dash we used for Daring Do! :)
I used it for my barbies
Awesome! Post a picture, I'd love to see it! Sounds like it would make a great instructable too! :)
Tardisgirl2 years ago
it was a great idea it makes the ponies so much cuter
milkywaybar2 years ago
Ba-bam! It's psy! It started out as a pinkie pie, so I'm thinking about calling it Pinkie Psy!
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doodlecraft (author)  milkywaybar2 years ago
Wow, it's awesome! Great job, can't even tell it was a Pinkie Pie! Love the name! :)
Thank You!
milkywaybar2 years ago
AWESOME instructable! I'm most likely going to make one, I'll post pictures, too!
ben77982 years ago
Cute, my daughter will love making some of her favorite ponies.