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Piranha Plant Earrings!

I absolutely love Mario Brothers.
And I absolutely love geek inspired crafts.

These Piranha Plant earrings are my favorite to date!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Let's make some.

You will need:
RED, GREEN and WHITE polymer clay
1 toothpick cut in half
2 Earring studs (and backs)
hobby knife

Step 2: Step 1: RED

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Roll 2 red balls.
Mine were 4 grams each and about the size of a large marble.
Cut out a notch with the hobby knife...so they look like pacman.

Take the earring back and gently push it in the open notch.

Push it barely under the surface and smooth the clay over it.
Careful not to push it in too deep or it will not go
through the ear lobe far enough to put the back on.
Smooth it out.
Repeat for the other side.

Step 3: Step 2: GREEN

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Now for the greenery.

You will need...
2 mini marshmallow sized pieces.
2 tubes
4 leaves


Take a thin snake of green and roll it flat...
Add to the top edge of the marshmallows to make a planter pot...
Or a pipe?

Now take those short tubes and cut a toothpick in half.
Push a pick through each tube.
Insert the blunt end into the pipe piece.
With the sharp point ready for the head.

Step 4: Step 3: RED AND GREEN

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Insert the toothpick through the red head.  Make sure it is going to pierce
through the main part of the head and not come out the mouth.

Pinch and smooth on the leaves to the sides of the tubes.
Sometimes lightly scoring the clay helps it adhere easier.

Step 5: Step 4: WHITE

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Now the white.
Make a thin snake.
And give that open mouth some lips?
And add some spots on the back of the head.
I did 3.  Repeat for the other side.

Bake in the oven according to package directions.
I baked mine at 275* F for 25 minutes.

Let them cool completely and admire.
Now add on those earring backs...or stick them right into your ear!
Vetcilisak made it!3 months ago

I'm using Google Translator.
I did and this is the result, thank you very much, it's my first time with polymer clay and loved.

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Sajil3 months ago
oh ha ha ha ha
really awesome nat !!
lov'in it
ynze made it!4 months ago

Made them! Thanks for sharing :-)

Making them was my first-ever project with polymer clay. It took me about 2,5 hours and boy, it's difficult to keep fingers and colours clean...

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doodlecraft (author)  ynze4 months ago

Awesome! You did a great job...love the teeth! Pretty incredible for your first-ever clay project! Nice!

ynze doodlecraft4 months ago

:-) And thanks for the patch!!

kayalishous7 months ago

Those are awesome earrings!

xenor7 months ago

Awesome! Those are fantastic. Nice work.

zigmanuir7 months ago

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Love these silly earrings!

1 billion points! You win the internet! Best Instructable ever!

Please sell these on etsy!

They already are, just by another seller: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78730593/the-original-youch-piranha-plant

doodlecraft (author)  ElizabethGreene8 months ago

Your comment made my DAY! Thank you! If I get some more supplies I could start selling them...thanks,

Nat :)

colargolet8 months ago

Brilliant!

Are they heavy? Polymer clay usually gets kind of heavy on the ears every time I make them.

They look amazing!!

ynze8 months ago

Ow wonderful. I know a present for a soon-to-be 14 year old :-)

Thanks!

Very cute! I've seen these before, but never how to make them; thanks for sharing a tutorial!