small magnet and glue or hardware to create a pendant
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 degrees F (130 degrees C) for 15 minutes per ¼” (6mm) thickness. For best baking results, use and oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be done by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 degrees F (130 degrees 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.
Shape 1/2 bar of Brown into a thick teardrop.
Flatten the teardrop and pinch points for ears.
Make a shingle pattern on the body for feathers with the scoop shaped tool.
Shape 1/8 bar of Orange into two (2) teardrop shapes. Pinch flat to form wings.
Press the wings onto the body curving them around the sides. Prick little lines in the wings using the tip of any of the flat tools.
Make eye sockets with the ball tool.
Fill the eye sockets with round balls of Orange.
Flatten the Orange eyes with the ball tool.
Fill the eyes with little Yellow balls. Flatten the Yellow balls with the ball tool.
Place Black pupils in the middle.
Add a triangle shaped nose.
Bake your completed owl according to the directions above in Step 1.
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