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Fancy Flamingos

Fancy Flamingos

 

Materials Needed:

  • Premier Clay
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pointed Tool
  • Treat Sticks
  • Water Bowl
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush

 

Step 1:

Body

Roll a large egg form out of clay.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 2:

Neck

Fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist it together. Insert the open end into the body shape. Then cover the wire with clay.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 3:

Head

Roll a small sphere out of clay. Insert it into the folded end of the pipe cleaner.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 4:

Beak

Pinch out a small cone to form the bird’s beak.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 5:

Eyes

Roll two tiny spheres. Attach them to the bird’s head.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 6:

Wings

Shape two tear drop forms out of clay. Attach one to each side of the bird’s body. Indent the pointed tool into the wing shapes for create the wing’s feathers.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 7:

Legs

Insert two treat sticks into the bottom of the body. Sticks can remain straight or slightly bent. Add clay to the top of the sticks and join it to the body form. Add a small amount of clay to the middle of the sticks to create the leg’s knees. Add a small amount of clay to the end of the sticks to form the bird’s feet.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 8:

Base

Roll a large sphere and slightly flatten it on the work surface. Water features such as waterlilies, shells, rocks, ripples, or fish may be sculpted and added to the base.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos

 

Step 9:

Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours. The bird and the base may be dried together or separately and joined together later.

 

Step 10:

Paint

Once the clay has stiffened it can be painted.

Fancy Flamingos

 

Fancy Flamingos
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