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"Shape characters in our non-firing clay and decorate them to transform them into characterful egg cups or cute little vases."

Argile, pinceaux, tubes acrylcolor et feutres skrib
Level of difficulty: 
  • Drying time: 4 days
  • Time to make: 1 hour for each egg cup
  • Difficulty: medium - Age 6 and up 
Modelage de l'argile
  • Form 3 balls of clay: one of about 3 cm in diameter, one of 2 cm and one of 1 cm.
Façonnage de l'argile
  • Hollow out the largest ball of clay to form a well that will fit an egg. 
  • Check the size using a real egg. Be careful, as clays shrinks a little while drying, so make the well a little bigger than the egg.
  •  With the medium ball of clay, make a second well that is wider and shorter than the first. 
sculpture avec de l'argile
  • Stick the small well upside down underneath the large well, using a little water in between, then smoothing the join between the two until it disappears completely. 
Ajout des détails de sculpture
  • Use the smallest ball of clay to form a mini ball for the nose, and then roll out what's left into a circular shape and cut this in half to form the ears. 
Sculpture coquetier personnage
  • Use a little water to stick the nose and ears onto the egg cup. Use the modelling tools to smooth out all of the joins until they are no longer visible. 

Sculpture coquetier personnage
  • Smooth the entire egg cup with a damp fingertip. 
  • Leave to dry in the open air for several days, until the egg cup is completely dry.
  •  You can also sand your creation with fine sandpaper, once it is completely dry.
  • Following this same technique, create other egg cups with other face shapes by varying the height of the head and the size of the neck, nose and ears. 
Tutoriel coquetiers personnage
  • Mix the acrylic paints and use the paintbrush to paint the cheeks, mouth, eyes, hair and clothes of each egg cup character. 
  • Add your details using the Skrib markers: eyes, eyelashes, glasses, a smile, jewellery, stripes...
Coquetiers au feutre skrib
  • Varnish the egg cups to make them easier to clean after use. 
  • Be careful, clean them with a damp sponge and then dry immediately.
  •  You should not let them have direct contact with water. 

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