What you'll need is white, green and red polymer clay, one electric crocodile, one short wooden stick and a thick needle.
From the clay you'll have to form a couple of balls:
- one white with diameter 2.5 cm [1 in]
- one of white, green, red each with diameter 1.5 cm [0.6 in]
- one red with diameter 0.5 cm [0.2 in]
- one white with diameter 0.8 cm [0.3 in]
- nine white with diameter 0.3 cm [0.1 in] (only seven in the picture, sorry about that)
You can see a picture of it all :)
Step 1: Making the Big Mushroom
Below them, make two shallower holes that will be the nose.
Add a dash with the needle in order to give the mushroom a smile. Make the ornaments of the mouth.
After that, take two of the small white balls with the needle (making little holes in them), and put them in the sockets as shown. If you have glow-in-the-dark polymer clay, you can make the eyes from it, for added effect.
Step 2: Making the Big Hat
Now do the same to the large red ball.
When done, take the two "pancakes" and stack them together. With the red one on top, push in the center with your thumbs, in order to give it a mushroom hat shape.
Now take the needle and on the white side make some lines. This will be the gills of the mushroom hymenophore. Put the cap on the mushroom in a position that you like, but make sure the face is visible. You can fold it a bit upwards on the front side, so it looks more like a hat.
After you're finished with that, take the small balls and squish them between your fingers. The resulting mini-pancakes will go on top of the hat as pretty white dots.
Step 3: Make the Little Brother
Step 4: Making the Base
After that flatten it on your working surface and give it a leafy shape. Take your needle and make the lines of the veins. Don't put too much pressure, you just want to make the lines visible.
After that, again with your needle, give the leaf a more strict shape on the outside. Again as with the veins, just "draw" the lines with your needle, but using more pressure so you can cut all the way through the clay to your working surface.
Remove the excess clay and you have a nice leaf!
Step 5: Finishing Up
Mount the electric crocodile on one end of your stick. After that, with the excess material from the leaf, make a ball and put it behind the mushrooms and stick it as good as possible on the leaf base. Put the free end of your stick in this small ball, and after that gently take it out, in order to preserve the size of the hole.
Bake at a temperature and time, specified by the company that made the clay. This should be marked on the packaging.
For FIMO Soft the numbers are: about 30 mintues at 110 C [230 F].
When it's baked and cooled, put some glue on the stick and mount it in the hole, that you've prepared for it.
Voila! Now you have a monster mushroom, to remind you for important things :)