Introduction: DIY Mini Meditating Cat Zen Garden

This is a detailed tutorial and is great for people of all skill levels. In this tutorial, we will sculpt a polymer clay meditating cat, a wire rake and make a moss sand and stone garden. See below for a tool and supply list, clay baking instructions, links to suggested videos including how to smooth polymer clay. Please give my video a thumbs up, comment and subscribe to my channel. Visit my online art shop at and I do accept custom work. Contact me if you would like to have something made.

Tool and Supply List

Sculpey 3 polymer clay in black or similar

Pearl Ex Pigments in Antique Bronze

Assorted sculpting tools

18 gauge steel wire

Small paint brushes

Access to a household oven

Live moss - I like this online source for moss:

Baking Instructions for Sculpey 3 Polymer Clay

Preheat oven to 275 degrees, bake sculpture on a slick/smooth ceramic plate for 15 minutes per quarter inch of thickness of clay. For example, if the clay is one inch thick, bake it for one hour. After baking, turn off the oven and open the oven door. Allow the sculpture to cool completely before moving it from the oven.

How To Smooth Polymer Clay As Taught By A Sculptor Part 1 & 2:

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for watching.