How to Make Adorable Clay Sea Creatures!-A Craft

22 Feb

(Adapted from the American Girl March/April 2013 magazine.) 

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MY SEA CREATURES! 

You will need: Blue, green, white, red, and purple or pink clay, a toothpick, a magazine, (or other non-sticky surface.)

Octopus-

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Make a sphere for your octopus’ head with the purple or pink clay. Make sure it’s smooth and the size you want before continuing. Next make three small, flat, circles with your blue clay. Gently press them onto your octopus’ head. Make sure they’re secure. Now make two purple or pink circles for your eyes. Make two white circles slightly larger, and make your eyes. Press them onto your octopus’ head. Then make four slightly thick purple/pink ropes, and four blue ropes of the same size. Press the ropes together with the blue part on the bottom. Lay them across the bottom of your octopus’ head so that they peak out. Shape your tentacles, and your done!

Turtle-

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First, make two medium sized spheres, one in blue, and one in green. Press them together, and shape them into an oval. Next make four small, flat blue circles, and press them onto your turtle’s shell. Now make a small green ball for your turtle’s head, and press it onto the body. Next make four flat, green, ovals for the flippers, and press them onto the bottom of your turtle’s body. Lastly, make a tail out of green clay and attach it securely to the back of your turtle!

Crab-

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To make your crab you start the same way as your turtle: make two medium sized spheres, one in red and the other in white. DON’T press them together, yet. Next make three thin, small red ropes for the legs, and lay them across the bottom of your crab’s head, (the red sphere,) with the ends peeking out. Press the white and red balls together, and shape them into an oval. Now make two small, flat, ovals and press them onto the front legs. Make two eyes, press them on, and you have a cute crab:)

Whale-

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To make the whale, sculp two large, thick ovals, one purple, and one white. Press them together, and bend them as if the whale was diving. Using a toothpick to make a blowhole on top. Make two cylinders for fins, and press them onto the sides, and round the edges. Then make a small triangle, and using your toothpick make an indention in the middle for the tail. Press it on, and you’re done!

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  1. loving >> week 65 | Ciao Bella! - February 22, 2013

    […] petite pets 2: the sea-quel Ahh! These were so cute! :) Basically, all you need it different colors of clay to make these adorable sea creatures, but the end result is so fun. My sister and I bought some clay last night, and we are in love with the final product! {you can check them out here} […]

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