I got the inspiration for a clay My Little Pony because I was looking online for Big Macintosh toys. They were only in the surprise packs. And since I have never had luck with surprise packs, I decided to make my own ponies!
Step 1: Supplies
-clay of any color for the....
Legs, body, head, ears, or the optional wings and horn.
- clay of any color for the....
Mane and tail
-Scraps of clay for details
Step 2: Making the Body
To make the body take your first color clay, and start shaping it to make it look like a pony's body and neck. (Tip) I lightly pinched around the middle of the body to give it a better shape.
Step 3: the Head
For the head, take a ball of your first clay color and pinch one of the sides so it kind of looks like a ramp. This will be the muzzle. Round out the head. I noticed male ponies have more of a rectangle shaped snout, while the females have a sharper snout.
Step 4: Makin' the Ears
The easiest part is the ears! To make them, take two balls of your first clay color and squish them until they are flat (but not too skinny and flat) and squish the top corners together to make the ears pointier.
Step 5: Legs
Take four balls of your first color clay, having two balls of clay smaller than the other two. Then, roll them until they look like hotdogs. After that, all you need to do is flatten one end of the "hotdog" to make it hoof-shaped. To make the back legs, take the bigger hooves you have and make it go inward a bit at the top (the end you didn't flatten).
Step 6: Eyes
For the eyes, take two small balls of white clay, any color for the iris, and black for the pupil. First squish your white so they they look like ovals. Then, squish the color clay you are using for your iris, into circles. They should be small enough to fit on the white ovals and still have some white showing. Next, squish the black clay and put that on the iris color with a little bit of your iris color still showing. I added really small white dots inside of the black for detail.
Step 7: Ears + Head
This step is easy! All you need to do it blend the ears in on the sides of the pony's head. I used a clay tool to blend it.
Step 8: Legs + Body
To connect the legs to the body, just blend the clay (the way you blended the ears to the head in step 7) Remember , the legs you bent inward are the hind legs.
Step 9: Body + Head
Do the same thing for you did with steps 7 and 8. Remember to blend the head and body really good, because my pony's head kept falling off!
Step 10: Seeing Eye Pony
THIS is actually the easiest step! Press the eyes onto the head of your pony (place it under the ear).
Step 11: Mane (and Tail) Attraction
To make your mane and tail, take two block of clay of the color you want. There is pretty much no official way to make your mane, but I'd base it off of a picture or drawing. (In my case, I came up with the pony)
Step 12: Mane + Tail+ Body+ Head
I think you know how to attach clay parts by now, so attach your mane to the head, and the tail to the rump! You're almost done!
Step 13: Details
For details you might want to take a clay carving tool and scratch a mouth and nose on the pony. Also, make a cutie mark out of scrap clay (my pony's cutie mark is fire). You can also do other details such as.....
Step 14: WINGS AND HORNS!
To make wings take four balls of your first clay color. Press out two of them and make them look like claws. Then, take the other two, and make even bigger and longer "claws". Then, attach the smaller "claw" to the bottom of the bigger ones. To make horns take one ball of your first clay color and roll it like a hotdog. Keep rolling one end until it is a bit sharp. You are done with the wings and horns!
Step 15: Attaching the Magic
Attach the wing right after the mane ends on either side of your pony. To attach the horn, just put it on one side of your pony's mane on their head.
Step 16: DONE!
You are now done with your own my little pony! Depending on if it air dries or oven dries, make sure it's dry. My pony is a pegasus I created named Timmy, and his cutie mark is fire. You can also see my Big Macintosh I made. (P.S. If you make a clay pony, post a pic in the comments!)