Air Dry Clay

Materials Needed:

Step 1

Roll a large sphere out of clay.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Roll a small sphere out of clay.

Join the head onto the body using the flat knife tool.

Smooth out any bumps in the clay with a damp sponge.

Step 4

Pinch out a small beak using fingertips.

Step 5

Indent the back of the knife tool into the clay on both sides of the bird’s beak to form eye sockets. Roll two small spheres and insert them into each eye socket.

Step 6

Press moist brown clay through the extruder tool.

Gather the long strands of clay and form them into a bowl shape.

Shape several egg forms out of white clay and place them inside the bird’s nest.

Step 7

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 8

Paint the sculpture using acrylic paint.

Step 9

Glue real feathers onto the sides of the bird’s body to create the wings.