Introduction: Clay Dragons


Today I am going to show you how to make a clay dragon. I use air-dry clay, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint.

Step 1: Make the Basic Shape

First, roll out a ball. Then, make it into a longish cone shape. the long part is the tail.

Step 2: Define the Shape

Make the tail more triangle-ish, and the neck and chest more defined.

Step 3: Add the Head

Make a head shape, then stick it on using water, smoothing the body and neck as you work.

Step 4: Add Feet and Tail Spike

Step 5: Wings!

Start with curvy triangles, then use a butter knife or toothpick to carve in the "veins".

Step 6: Head Accessories

Add horns and small, triangular ears.

Step 7: Face

Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes and nostrils.

Step 8: Let Dry

Step 9: Paint

Paint your dragon using acrylic paints.

Step 10: Varnish

It's time to seal your dragon! Doing so makes the paint last longer and gives it a nice sheen if using gloss. I use Mod Podge spray on gloss, but you can use whatever you want. When varnishing, be sure to do in an open area with plenty of ventilation.

Step 11: Finished!

Good job! Please feel free to check out my other Instructables, "10 Tips for Organizing", "How to Make a Tepee Campfire", "Basics of Archery", and "Plastic Bag Water Collection System".