Pretty Pumpkins

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Modeling Clay


  • Sandtastik® Air Dry Modeling Clay - Terracotta
  • String
  • Pointed Clay Tool
  • Small Bristle Brush
  • Small Water Dish
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge

Preparing Your Clay

  • 1 large sphere or egg form
  • 1 small cone

Step 1

Indent the string into the clay form to create a ridged texture.

Step 2

Score the top of the pumpkin form by drawing lines with a pointed tool. This
technique roughs up the clay pieces and helps them stick together like velcro.

Step 3

Dip the brush into the water and scrub it back and forth over the scored lines. This will make the clay into slip and will act like a glue.

Step 4

Connect the stem to the pumpkin. Smooth the bottom of the stem onto the pumpkin form.

Step 5

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before painting it.

Step 6

Paint the clay in the preferred style.

Realistic Style

Painted to look like a real pumpkin found in nature.

Expressive Style

Painted with a facial expression.

Abstract Style

Painted with a design.