This is my first Instructable and I plan on entering it in the "Play with Clay Challenge" contest that's going on right now so please feel free to leave comments (or vote) or tell me how I can improve my entry.
Step 1: The Materials
-a writing instrument such as a pen or pencil (I let the force be with me and chose my Yoda minifigure pen)
-a cutting instrument such as a craft knife
-an adhesive of some sort such as glue or tape
-a few index cards or other strong, yet sturdy paper such as cardstock
-a ruler or straightedge
-a glob of clay in your choice of color
-a small bowl with water
-clay working tools of your choice such as cotton swabs, toothpicks, cutters, plastic wrap, rolling pin, etc.