Have you ever felt like having a little caped crusader guarding your desk, refrigerator, work space, or other areas? Need something sitting around to get a conversation started? Are you or someone you know a Batman fanatic?
Then look know further! This instructable will teach you how to make your very own toothpick sized Batman!
Step 1: Materials Needed
White :S302 001
Black: S302 042
Sculpey® Tools (Mine came with the Sculpey® Crafty Clay Variety Pack I bought)
Sculpey® Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey® Acrylic Roller
Sculpey® Clay Softener
Step 2: The head
Step 3: Body
Step 4: Cowl
Step 5: Batty Eyes
In retrospect I wish I had rolled out a coil of white and laid it out first on batman. Then cut out the piece of blue for the cowl. Before putting the cowl on, cutting out eye holes then placing it over the top of his head letting the white show through from the back. Live and learn.
Step 6: Arms and Head Details
Roll out two coils using the same clay mixture you used for his body. (make sure you still have some left over for the legs and any mistakes you might make.)
Roll out two small blue coils to make his gloves. I took by toothpick and placed the tip inside the blue glove and make a circle large enough for the grey coil to fit, then attached the two together. Using the tooth pick I shaped the hand to give a thumb and the feel of Batman's hands in a fist.
Attach your arms to your body.
Step 7: Legs & Feet
Step 8: Attach the legs
Step 9: Undershorts & Bat Emblem
To create the bat emblem roll out a small slab of yellow clay. Cut an oval and attach it to Batman's chest. Roll out another slab of black and cut out the bat emblem & attach it onto the yellow oval.
Alternatively you could roll out a small coil in black and place it on the yellow oval. Using your toothpick you can spread out the coil to make the emblem, it's completely your choice. Because this is so small do not beat yourself up if you only get the essence of the bat emblem.
The great thing about iconic figures, an implied characteristic can go a very long way.
Step 10: Utility Belt
Step 11: Cape Me!
Step 12: Bake that Bat!
Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Step 13: Display your Bat!
When I made this Batman, I was in a rush, I had three (and wound up making 4) to make in a short amount of time so I only spend 20 mins max on each. (Long story) I am sure I will make more, and when I do the craftsmanship will be more polished and I will add them to this instructable. :)
If you feel like it check out some of my other Polymer Clay creations to date:
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Super Mario Brothers With Dry Bones Dungeon "Snow" Globe
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