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In this instructable, I will show you how to make mini toadstools out of clay. I made a whole ring of them for my younger sister, who wanted to go to fairyland.

Step 1: Gather Materials

For this project you will need:

- toothpicks

- red acrylic paint

-white acrylic paint

-air-dry clay ( in this case I am using FIMO air clay)

-pencils

-paint-brush

-foam piece(optional)

-cup of water(optional)

Step 2: Make the Mushroom Cap

To make the cap of the mushroom, you first want to make a ball about two centimeters in diameter (of course you can vary the size to your liking). Then, you take the pencil and push the end of it into the ball that you have already made. Take it off the pencil and expand the hole and push the sides outward slightly to your liking.

Step 3: Make the Stem

Take a toothpick and cut a piece off. The piece that I am using is 1 1/2 inches long. Roll the toothpick in clay so that it has a thin covering.

Step 4: Attach the Cap to the Stem

Take the toothpick and poke it into the inside of the cap. If the clay is too dry you can always add a dab of water. At this point you can either stick it into the foam to dry and then hot-glue it onto a base of your choice, or, you can immediately stick it into a clay base (step five).

Step 5: Making the Clay Base

Take another circle of clay and pat into a rectangular base. Stick the stem in and let dry. Then start all over again and make as many mushrooms as you would like.

Step 6: Paint

After the clay has dried, take you paintbrush and paint the cap red. When the red paint dries, you can take a very fine paintbrush or the end of a toothpick and paint on the spots.

Step 7: Have Fun!

You can use these mushrooms for decoration, miniatures, or you can give them to a little one who can play with them.

<p>Nicely done. These look great, and pretty simple too. Thanks!</p>

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