Make a menagerie of animals by sculpting a few simple shapes. See the step-by-step instructions for our cat. Then, using the same technique, try your hand at creating an elephant or a bunny, penguin or pig.
Create a cat
1. Roll bakeable polymer clay (such as Fimo) into a ball. Add flattened egg-shape feet.
2. Form eyes and diamond-shaped ears, then insert them into holes made with a toothpick. Press on the nose, the cheeks and arms.
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3. Use the toothpick to add lines for fingers and toes. Roll a snake of clay for a tail and press it onto the back.
4. Bake the clay as the package directs, then add a dot to each eye with a white paint marker.