This cute little creature will add a bit of Autumn to any area of your home. Add a twisted wire before baking and he’s a great fall photo holder.
Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Creating the pieces in Chocolate clay
Use ¼ of a bar and shape into a long teardrop for the body, take another ¼ of a bar and cut it into three pieces. Take two of the pieces and shape them into two drops with elongated tips, these will be the legs. Slightly fold the longer part over, to shape the foot. Take the leftover piece, divide it in half and shape it into two long teardrops for the arms. Use the Clay Tool Starter Set, curved knife tool, press lines into the ends of the arms and legs. Take1/8 of a bar and shape into a teardrop for the head, take 1/8 of the bar and shape into a long slightly flattened oval, for the tail. Make two small slightly flattened teardrops for the ears and two very small short snakes for the eyebrows. For the acorn top make one flattened circle and one short snake. With the round part of the Black Clay Knife tool, press into the circle to fit the acorn.
Creating the Black pieces - Make two very small balls for the eyes and one triangle for the nose.
Making the Tan piece - Make one small teardrop for the acorn.
Making the White clay pieces - Use a thin slice of the bar and shape into a flattened oval for the tummy, take another slice and shape into a flattened longer oval, for the back of the tail. Make two small teardrop shapes for the ears and three small balls for the muzzle in the mouth. Make one tiny square for the teeth. Press a line into the middle of the square.
Use a thin slice of the bar and shape into a flattened oval for the tummy, take another slice and shape into a flattened longer oval, for the back of the tail. Make two small teardrop shapes for the ears and three small balls for the muzzle in the mouth. Make one tiny square for the teeth. Press a line into the middle of the square.
Bake as directed above. Allow to cool.