Yay! My first instructable!
Ok, down to business. Today I am going to show how to make an extremely easy polymer clay mushroom. You can make it a girl or boy, in whatever color you chose, so have fun!
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
You will need:
-Half of a toothpick
-White or translucent clay
-Another color of clay (Can be any color)
-White paint (Preferably acrylic)
-Black paint (Preferably acrylic)
If you don't want to do the eyes, you don't need the toothpick or paints.
Step 2: The Cone/Body
First, take the white/translucent clay and roll it into a ball. From there, roll the side with your finger to shape a cone. Then gently push it down to make it stand upright.
Step 3: The Cap
After that, roll the other clay color (mine is red) into a ball. Push it down and shape it like the picture, making it look like a dome or hamburger bun.
Step 4: The Cap (continued)
Now take the white clay and break it into small, uneven bits. Roll them into balls, and then press them onto the cap.
Step 5: Assembly
Then, take the cap and gently press it onto the body until it looks how you want it to look. After that, bake completely according to the directions on your clay. (If you want it to be a charm, insert an eye pin before baking.)
Step 6: Painting
This is the last (And probably hardest) step. Take the white and black paint and try to pour out as little as possible onto a palette or paper or something. Then take the toothpick and dip the flat end into the black paint. Very gently, make two black dots for eyes. (If you want it to have eyelashes, wait. I will explain that soon.) Now, use the pointy end of the toothpick to paint one or two white dots in each eye. After that, if you want eyelashes, wipe the white paint off of the pointy end of the toothpick and replace it with black paint. Use it to draw eyelashes. As I said before, this step is very hard. Don't worry if you can't do it perfectly. I had to try it several times myself before I did it right. Finally, wait for the paint to dry, and glaze if you want to.