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How To Make A Custom Chaos Chao USB Out Of Polymer Clay

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Hi everyone! In this ible I'm going to show you how to make a neutral chaos Chao USB out of polymer clay.
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make the chaos Chao, you will need the following colors:
- White(I used translucent)
- Light Blue
- Green
You will also need the following materials:
- USB(the USB needs to be small so I recommend using the PNY Micro Sleek attache flash drive)
- Super Glue
- An X-ACTO knife

Step 2: Taking Apart The USB

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Using an X-ACTO knife, cut and pry off the shell from the USB. Once the shell is removed from the USB, slide out the memory stick from inside the metal casing. 

Step 3: The Body

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1.)Take a small chunk of the white clay for the body and wrap it around the metal casing forming the belly and butt of the Chao. Make sure to leave out a square portion to be able to remove the casing after you are done.
2.)Partially bake the body.
3.)Once the body has been partially baked, fill in the square portion that was left empty and partially bake the body again.
4.)After partially baking both parts together, separate the two pieces with an x-acto knife, they will more than likely be stuck together so be gentle!!!
5.)Fully bake both of the pieces separately, after that it's okay to put the pieces together but don't put the memory stick back in the metalcasing or glue anything just yet.

Step 4: The Arms

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1.)To make the arms, think of it as a tear drop with the lower half being light blue and the upper half being white then just curved a bit.
2.)Once you're done, you can fully bake the arms.
I hope the photo I uploaded helps explain it a lot better.

Step 5: The Feet

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1.) Grab two small balls of clay for the feet, and make two ovals. When making the feet, I think of them as two halves of a hotdog bun.
2.) Take the body and gently press it on to the feet.
3.)Gently remove the feet from the body. The feet will now have indentations where they connect to the body to be glued later.
4.)Finally, feel free to bake the feet.
alex worden10 months ago
Awesome
Matt2 Silver10 months ago
Wow that looks fantastic, very cool project! I don't have a great deal of experience with polymer clay, does the Super/Krazy glue work well to hold it together?
buildingupbob (author)  Matt2 Silver10 months ago
Yeah it works very well, I learned that if the glue doesn't hold the parts together or you have no problem taking the pieces apart, then the clay isn't done baking all the way through.
Kiteman10 months ago
Haha, it even looks cute without the head on - look, the USB plug has eyes!
buildingupbob (author)  Kiteman10 months ago
So true xD, thanks!