I'm also thinking about doing a few in some edible dough and then serve them with some jelly...
These are made with an air dry water based dough for kids.
Don't forget to work with a drawing or a picture of a real ear next to you.
On this special case I'm making two ears for a strange looking puppet, so they don't need to be really a similar pair.
In order to have a good looking pair I advise you to work on both at the same time and always apart from the head so that you'll be able to see them both side by side.
Step 1: Laying Down the Dough
Step 2: Giving It Some Shape
I generally start by folding the tips around and weld it.
Step 3: Inner Shape
As you can see, now I'm folding the inner material to create the ear inner strange folds. Doing this, by folding the thin dough instead of adding dough to create the folds, you'll obtain a cool look on the back of the ear later on.
Step 4: Finalizing
Recheck your drawing or picture and reshape it here and there.
Step 5: Drying
Step 6: Attaching the Ear
- cut a slot on the head you're making
- put a small lump of wetter dough there
- press the dried ear into the cranium
- smooth the connections