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Bowl Character Smilling Froggy

| Clay Modeling

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate

This simple technique of using paper bowls as moulds for clay modeling is so much fun for children. Let them imagine the shapes that they can create by using a paper bowl and see their creativity take shape.


how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take 1/3rd part of the clay from the packet and roll it into a ball
Take a paper bowl that we will use as a mould

STEP 2:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Place the clay in the paper bowl.

STEP 3:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Press the clay ball in the centre with the help of your thumb
Seal all the cracks that appear by running a wet finger on the cracks

STEP 4:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Continue pressing the clay with your thumb inside the bowl and the other four fingers supporting the bowl from the outer side so that it does not lose it's shape
Seal the cracks as and when they appear

STEP 5:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Remove the paper bowl to get a shape like this

STEP 6:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Pick up the bowl in your hand and bend the open edge of the bowl to create a smile and let it sit
Run a wet finger all over the surface to give a finished look

STEP 7:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Make two small balls of clay for the eyes of the smiley frog and stick them on the shaped bowl.

STEP 8:-

Bowl Character  Smilling Froggy - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Define the eyes with the scale and a pencil and also make the nostrils for the frog's head
Leave it to dry completely. It may take a day or two to dry.
You may also paint the smiling froggy using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours once it dries completely

you will need

Natural Clay - Grey. Pencil, Water Container, Plastic Ruler/ Clay Modelling Tools, Paper Bowls