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I think Wii Avatars are really cute, especially if they actually look like you, it's like a little caricature of yourself.  It occurred to me that it would be even better if you can have a figurine of your Mii.  I noticed that there are a few places online were you can have your own Mii made but  they cost around $50.  So instead I bought some polymer clay and made my own.

If you know what your friends' Mii look like this can make a fun gift. Or you can make one of yourself and your partner/significant other holding hands for Valentine's Day or even use it as a wedding cake topper.

If you don't have a Wii system and wished you had a Mii there are several online Mii editors you can use to create one.
 
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Step 1: Material and Tools

  • Polymer clay of various colours or white polymer clay and paint of various colours
  • Wire - I used floral stem wire and twist ties
  • Mat and sculpting tools
  • Needle nose plies
  • Sharpies/paint and a fine brush
  • Oven

Step 4: Armature: arms

I twisted a length of wire around the spine a little below the head for the arms.  They are approximately 2cm long.  Then I took several twist ties, removed the plastic coating and wrap them around where the arms and legs join the spine to secure the appendages.
SJF0078 months ago
Awesome!!!!
Nekolove0211 months ago
Im Gonna Go And Do This Later....... ^-^
susanrm2 years ago
Wait, that's Mii!
ChrysN (author)  susanrm2 years ago
You're the second person to say that, I guess it is a popular avatar.
Rich993 years ago
wonderful i'ble. great pix, captions and everything else.
ChrysN (author)  Rich993 years ago
Thanks!
Rich993 years ago
we need to see a photo of you to compare!
GEESE GIRL3 years ago
I THINK I SHALL MAKE ONE
AND SHOW YOU SOME TIME ONLINE OF COURSE
ChrysN (author)  GEESE GIRL3 years ago
Cool, I'd love to see it!
That's totally cute... and it looks just like my mii!! (is that what your mii looks like too?)
ChrysN (author)  AlpineButterfly3 years ago
Yes, OMG we're twins!
This turned out very well. Kind of reminds me of a project or two that I did a while back. I made a Dr. Mario Statue and a set of Homemade Action Figures for Christmas presents two years ago.  I might try and remember this idea if I get another whim for personalized presents.
they were cool
ChrysN (author)  skittlespider3 years ago
Yes, I remember seeing them, those are really cool.
joelon ChrysN3 years ago
do you have a wii
ChrysN (author)  joelon3 years ago
Yes, I do.
Thanks. I think you did an amazing job on your Mii. At first glance it looks like the game graphics.
ChrysN (author)  skittlespider3 years ago
Thanks!
You did an awesome job on this instructable! Kudos
ChrysN (author)  shaniafan12343 years ago
Thanks!
Cabanaman3 years ago
For better smoothing, I've heard brushing lighter fluid over the surface lightly with a paintbrush is a good technique.
ChrysN (author)  Cabanaman3 years ago
Cool, thanks for the tip!
krysteanuh3 years ago
Ahh! This looks so cool! I think I'll make one for my stepdad for his birthday. Thanks so much!
ChrysN (author)  krysteanuh3 years ago
Thanks! Feel free to post an image of it here when your done.
Creativeman3 years ago
Very cool, Chrys!
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman3 years ago
Thanks Cman!
awesome your soooooooooooo cool ChrysN! great job!
ChrysN (author)  littlest pet shop3 years ago
Thanks!
CazzPhoenix3 years ago
This is awesome, I love videogame inspired art. You also reminded me that I bought clay a couple years ago and I never made anything with it.... wonder if I can find it lol.
ynze3 years ago
Very nice! I want a whole family of them around the Wii console...
ChrysN (author)  ynze3 years ago
That would be really cute!
happyjo3 years ago
This is rally cute! :D
ChrysN (author)  happyjo3 years ago
Thanks!
happyjo ChrysN3 years ago
You are welcome! :D
Ninzerbean3 years ago
This is just great! Since you had to lay it down to cook do you still think the armature is necessary?
ChrysN (author)  Ninzerbean3 years ago
Yes, you probably could get a way with not using armature but I did find the armature made it easier to maintain the shape of the figurine when your working on it.
BrittLiv3 years ago
Hi, this is really cool, I don't know if you've seen this, I think to use of plastic parts is smart to give it a nice look.
ChrysN (author)  BrittLiv3 years ago
Cool, the plastic does give it a smoother and glossier finish.