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Ganpati using clay

| Clay Modeling

By Dipneeta

Difficulty Level Beginner

Here is a very interesting way as to how to make Ganpati this festive season using a new and innovative manner. Clay Ganpati is a great way to make your idol in a personalised way. Clay modeling of Ganesha as you can see is not only vibrantly attractive but very enticing to make too.

Clay modeling ganpati has become very popular as an activity to decorate your auspicious spaces for special occasions. How to make ganesh idol that would blend well with your festive decorations in your homes is fun and can be made easily seeing this tutorial. How to make Ganpati or making ganesh idol has a lot of techniques and variations that can interestingly thought of keeping in mind your particular themes and backdrops.

A fun idea of making ganpati idol using fevicryl dough clay, a beautiful idea to start with if you wanna try new fun products using soft clay.



how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Ganpati using clay - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

To make this idol all you need is Fevicryl Soft Dough clay of differnt colors, here I have used red and yellow color

STEP 2:-

Ganpati using clay - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Take small amount of clay and make a round shape using your palm, this clay is very soft and can be easily shaped.

STEP 3:-

Ganpati using clay - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Now with help of your palm and fingers give the shape as shown.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

As we are about to make the trunk so bend the clay as shown above.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Make two small spheres for eye

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Ganpati using clay - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Fix it to the trunk with gentle hand movement, if you press hard the clay make loose its shape.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Now take some yellow color clay, make a long cyclinder using it, whirl it around head to give shape of turban

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Ganpati using clay - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Complete the turban...its time to make ears, take a small amount of clay and give the shape as shown

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Ganpati using clay - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Now make three round shaped using red color clay, one bigger in size and two smaller ones.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Shape up the smaller spheres as shown in the image, we will be using it to make legs

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Ganpati using clay - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Once the lower body is finished, take two smaller circles for hand and shape it as shown, attach the hands near the stomach.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Now lets make a leaf shaped base for the idol, for this is have used blue and white colored dough and a peepal leaf.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

start mixing the dough, after sometime you will see that it mixes up completely giving a consistent texture

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Ganpati using clay - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

Using you fingers just flatten the dough and make it thinner.Place the leaf over it so that the shape can be perfectly cut.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 15 | Hobbyideas

Remove clay from the boundary, remember to press the leaf a bit harder so the the veins gets imprinted on the clay.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 16 | Hobbyideas

Its so easy and simple. Just attach the idol to the center of the leaf with gentle hands..no glue needed.

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Ganpati using clay - Step 17 | Hobbyideas

Let the shape to dry...you are ready with your ganpati idol

you will need

Hobby Ideas Super Dough,