Intro: Clay Critters - Mouse
What you need:
- 1 x 1 1/2-inch ball of clay (BOC)
- 7 x 1/4-inch BOC
- The ability to count better than I can, judging by the photo above
- 3 x Super-tiny BOC
- Toothpick (optional)
Place two fingers on top of largest ball of clay, over to one side. Roll one side of ball on a flat surface to create a pointy nose for your mouse (the other end of the ball should still be round).
Press one side of this funny round-ended cone shape onto a flat surface. This will be the bottom of your mouse.
Use your finger to flatten two of the 1/4-inch BOCs into circles.
Press the circles on the top of the mouse, 1/2 inch from the pointy end, to create the ears.
Roll four of the 1/4-inch BOCs on a flat surface until they're roughly 1/3-inch in length; use finger to slightly flatten 1/3-inch rolls into ovals.
Press four ovals onto bottom of mouse lengthwise, to create the feet.
Roll the last 1/4-inch BOC into a long, thin, 2-inch strip. Attach one end of the strip to the back of the mouse, for the tail; press the rest of the tail along the side or top of the mouse.
Step 8: Now With BONUS "Get Fancy" Tip!
Press two of the super-tiny BOCs onto the front of the mouse for eyes; press the last one onto the pointy end of the mouse for the nose.
Get Fancy: Use toothpick to etch "whiskers" on either side of your mouse's nose, or to create a furry texture on its body.