Introduction: How to Sculpt Extreme Miniatures in Polymer Clay

Follow along with me in this speed sculpt video of my making a miniature turtle fairy house with a fairy musician playing and singing while riding the turtle in polymer clay. Pause the video when necessary and lets have some fun. I have a fun music piece accompanying me as I sculpt. When you are done with your sculpture, follow the polymer clay packaging to bake it in your oven. Find my art creations at:

Music: Jumpin Boogie Woogie by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


Battlespeed (author)2016-01-25


Edit your ible to include a space after "at:" so your Etsy link will be clickable.

Very nice work. Do you find that any particular clay is best for this kind of intricate work?

jakecreates made it! (author)Battlespeed2016-01-25

Thanks for the tip on the Etsy link - got it. And thank you for you comments.

Polymer clay is best - that is why it in the title of this instructible. Other clay like self-hardening or pottery or paper clay will not cooperate as well as polymer clay does when it comes to doing tiny detail work. But also, polymer clay is baked in your home oven after the piece is sculpted and it becomes like very hard plastic so the finished piece is not near as fragile as other types of clay would be when they are dry.

The attached image of my tree frog is an example for the types of detail work you can achieve in a very a small piece with polymer clay. The frog itself is about an inch high. And in polymer clay, the frog's tiny suction cup toes are not at risk of breaking off very easily once the sculpture is baked.

I always welcome comments and questions. Thank you.

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