How to Sculpt a Haniwa in 5 Steps




Introduction: How to Sculpt a Haniwa in 5 Steps

In this instructable you'll be able to easily sculpt a haniwa in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Materials

Get a pencil or skewer, your choice of sculptyIII ( I reccomend colours like oranges and browns ), and a oven or toaster oven.

Step 2: Make the Parts

make the body by makeing a  water bottle shape , two corner pipes that thin to a dull point on one end, a nose out of a triangular prism that thins one one end (not to a dull point, like on the arms), and a belt, by  rolling a long,thin,tube.

Step 3: Make a Face

Put the nose on so it curves onto the top of the head a little and use the skewers to poke 3 holes , for eyes and a mouth. To add to realism look at the off centerd holes of a bowling ball and space the 2 top fingere holes apart. now put that image in your mind and put it on the face. it also gives the haniwa some personality.

Step 4: Attach the Haniwas Belt

Put one end of the belt on the lower body and loop it around so both ends touch. This is also not neccesary but adds to the realism. it also makes them look different when consturcting a Haniwa Garden.

Step 5: Attach the Arms

To finish your Haniwa stick on arms by  putting the right arm across the chest with the point end facing the left, and put the right arm up like in the given image. Now put in oven or toaster oven and bake for 15- 30 minutes or given time on polymer clay package

Step 6: Haniwa Garden Preview

Some pictures of my unfinished Haniwa garden that Youll Learn how to make in the next instructable.

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    I looked it up in wiki just because I was curious...
    apparently these are a rendition of the modern pop culture Haniwa, the historic versions appeared much more like people and animals.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    You refer to the body as a 'water bottle shape' - clearly it is a phallic shape though. I've never seen a water bottle that made me think of a dildo...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Neat critters, but do they have some sort of backstory?
    A paragraph on "What's a Haniwa" would make a great addition to the Intro.