CREATING A STANDING ANIMAL – Modeling Clay

Students practice making three basic forms and then use them to create a standing animal.

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CREATING A STANDING ANIMAL – Modeling Clay

Supplies:

  • Crayola Modeling Clay
  • Various Texture Making Tools
  • Garlic Press
  • Plastic Placemats
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Gather a variety of tools for creating texture and joining the modeling clay.
  2. You can make a pin tool by taping an open paper clip to the end of a pencil.
  3. Make a gouging tool by taping a paper clip to the end of a pencil.
  4. Other useful tools are a garlic press, comb, skewer and toothbrush.
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Step 2

DOG

  1. Roll out a short thick coil for the body.
  2. Make 4 short small coils for the legs.
  3. Press the modeling clay pieces firmly to each other.
  4. Use a stick or your fingers to blend the clay at the joint to make it stronger.
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Step 3
  1. Roll a ball for the head.
  2. Attach it firmly to the body.
  3. Make a short cylinder for a snout.
  4. Attach it to the ball.
  5. Use a stick to cut through the middle of the snout.
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Step 4
  1. Open the mouth and round the edges.
  2. Add a ball for a nose and a small flattened coil for a tongue.
  3. Add texture and other details to make your animal unique.
  4. Make sure your animal looks good from all directions.
  • Subjects:

    • Grades:

      • Grade 1,

      • Grade 2,

      • Grade 3,

      • Grade 4,

      • Grade 5,

      • Grade 6,

      • Grade 7,

      • Grade 8,

      • Grade 9,

      • Grade 10


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