LITTLE EGG CUP CHARACTERS

24/03/2022

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


Materials: 

  • White self-hardening modelling clay
  • Tubes of acrylcolor paint
  • SRKIB acrylic markers
  • Paint brushes
  • Modelling tools
  • A jar for water and a paint pallet
  • An egg
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Food-safe matt varnish
Level of difficulty: 
  • Drying time: 4 days
  • Time to make: 1 hour for each egg cup
  • Difficulty: medium - Age 6 and up 

  • Form 3 balls of clay: one of about 3 cm in diameter, one of 2 cm and one of 1 cm.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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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