Dino-mite Dinosaurs

04-Apr-22

Modeling Clay

Materials Needed:

Lovely Longneck

Step 1
Body

Roll a large egg form out of clay for the body of the dinosaur.

Step 2
Tail

Squeeze out one side of the egg form to form a long and pointed tail.

Step 3
Neck

Roll a thick cylinder out of clay. Round off the top of the form and slightly bend down
the top.


Score and slip the neck onto the body. Smooth the two pieces together with the knife tool and a damp sponge.

Step 4
Feet

Roll a thick cylinder out of clay. Cut the cylinder into four even short pieces. Score and slip the four parts onto the bottom of the body to form the dinosaur’s legs.

Step 5
Head

Add eyes, nostrils and a mouth onto the rounded end of the neck form to create the dinosaur’s head.

Step 6
Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before painting. As the clay dries it will gradually become whiter and whiter. It is considered fully dry when it is no longer cool to the touch.

Step 7
Paint

Paint the sculpture using acrylic paint.

Terrible T-Rex

Step 1
Body

Roll a large cone form out of clay for the body of the dinosaur.

Step 2
Tail

Roll a smaller cone form out of clay for the dinosaur’s tail.


Score and slip the two forms together.


*Scoring is scratching the edges of clay before joining them together.
*Slip is liquid clay used to join pieces of clay together like glue.


Smooth the two pieces together with the knife tool and a damp sponge.

Step 3
Legs & Arms

Roll two cylinders of clay. One thick and one thin. Cut each one in half.


Curve each one into the letter C.


Attach the large C shaped forms to the bottom part of the animal’s body.


Indent two lines into each foot using the pointed ended tool.


Attach the other two C shaped forms bending downward to the upper part of the animal’s body.


Gently push up the animal’s tail so the body is resting on the animal’s legs.

Step 4
Head

Roll a small egg form out of clay.


Make a slice into the form using the knife tool.

Step 5
Face

Add eyes and nostrils to create the animal’s face. Teeth maybe inserted into the open mouth.


Score and slip the head onto the animal’s body.

Step 6
Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before painting. As the clay dries it will gradually become whiter and whiter. It is considered fully dry when it is no longer cool to the touch.

Step 7
Paint


Paint the sculpture using acrylic paint.