Polymer Clay Fluffy Bird Tutorial

Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

Just in time for spring, this adorable little "fluffy bird" can be made in any color of your choice!

Let's Begin:

  • First begin by choosing your polymer clay in the color of your choice.
  • Cut off 1/4 of the block.
  • Fully condition this section.
  • Take this sheet and divide it in half. Now carefully cut one half in half again.

Making the Body:

  • Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform | Fluffy's BodyTake the largest section of clay and roll it into a rounded teardrop.
  • Now take one of the smaller sections and also roll it into a rounded teardrop.
  • Take 6 tiny pea-sized balls of yellow or orange clay and roll them into teardrops and place them in 2 sets of 3.
  • Take another pea sized amount of clay and shape it into a rounded triangle for the beak.
  • Add the smaller teardrop on top of the larger.
  • Place the "feet" at the bottom of the large teardrop and be sure to firmly join them to the clay.

Making the Wings:

  • Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform | Fluffy's WingsUsing the remaining clay, roll it through the 4th largest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Take the smallest oval in the Basic Mini Cutters Set and cut out about 8 ovals.
  • Fold each oval slightly in half to create a puffed oval shape.

Adding Wings:

  • Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform | Fluffy's Wings & TailOnce all your wing pieces are ready, add one oval to the side of your bird's body.
  • Hint: Remember that you want this little guy to have movement, so make his wings look like they go in different directions.
  • Use 2-3 ovals for each wing, or more if you want him fluffier.
  • Do the same thing to Fluffy's backside for his tail.

Adding Facial Details:

  • Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform | Finishing FluffyUsing your needle tool, add two glass black seed beads to press in for the eyes.
  • Attach the beak to the front of his face by pressing it firmly into the surface of the face.
  • Roll a few tiny pieces of what remains from cutting our your ovals as tiny pieces of hair on his head.
  • Additional fun: Add a belly button and some tummy lines for increased "chubby" effect.
  • Add any mica powders or chalk details at this point.

Time to BAKE according to manufacturer's instructions.

Supply List:

1/4 block Premo polymer clay in your choice of color, Super Slicer, Clay Conditioning Machine, Smallest Oval Cutter from Sculpey Basic Mini Cutters, needle tool from Style and Detail Tool set, 2 black glass seed beads, mica powder that matches the color of your bird, blending chalks.