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