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.
You will need about 1/2 block of black & white for your Panda.
Set aside a small piece of white & black, plus your toothpick for later.
Take your piece of white and black and mush them all together. Keep mixing until you have one new solid color of grey without any streaks.
Make your new color into a log. Use a toothpick to make sections in that log. You will need two BIG sections and 5 small sections.
Cut your log apart where you made it into sections. Roll all your sections into balls. Make one big section into a teardrop. Make two balls into teardrops as well. Set your shapes out to look like the picture shown at right.
Place the large teardrop on the bottom and the large ball on top. Press down to join the two pieces together.
Add the two large teardrops to the bottom. Press the teardrops flat in the from to look like foot pads if you’d like
Add two more of the balls to the Koala by making teardrops and using them as arms. Position them as you’d like.
Use the extra black clay to make a large nose and eyes. Flatten the last two round balls and attach to the head as ears.
Also use the extra clay to add details to the feet.
Use the extra white clay to make centers for the ears. Use the toothpick to “scratch” the white clay and make it look furry.
BAKE ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS.
After baking you can add details using acrylic paint if
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