Easter Bunny Figure

Supplies

Hearty Clay 1 package each: White, Red, Yellow and dark Brown

4mm “E” beads (black)

2" x 2" foam egg

1" foam ball

Toothpicks (round)

Clay Shaping Tool Set of 3 - #1579

Clay Scissors - #1581

Color Chart with Color Scale - #1577

Mini Clay Roller - #1584

Clay Mat - #1585 (optional)

Tacky glue

Regular scissors

Ruler

Zip lock bags

Cup of water

Hand lotion (optional)

Directions

Head - Roll out approximately a 1" white ball of clay evenly to about 1/8-inch thickness. Completely cover the 1" size foam ball with the rolled out clay (make sure none of the foam ball is showing through the clay). Insert two 4mm “E” beads into upper center of head (about " apart) for the eyes. Use pointed tip of clay tool to press three lines above each eye (eyelashes).

Muzzle - Form a 5/8-inch white ball of clay into a 1/8-inch thick oval shape. Secure (widthwise) to front of face, under eyes. Press three dots on each side of muzzle and a line down center of muzzle.

Nose - Mix one unit of Orchid Pink color clay using the color chart and color scale. Form a " Orchid Pink clay ball and secure to upper centerline on muzzle. Press slightly and shape to form the nose as desired.

Mouth - Form a 1/8-inch dk. Brown ball of clay into a small rounded triangle shape. Secure to lower centerline on muzzle (line up small pointed end of mouth with line on muzzle). Press a small line down center of mouth.

Outer ears - Form two 7/8-inch white balls of clay into slightly flat teardrops about " thick.

Inner ears - Form two " Orchid Pink balls of clay into slightly flat teardrops about 1/8" thick (inner ears should fit evenly in outer ears). Secure each inner ears to center of each outer ear evenly and press a line (lengthwise) down center of each inner ear. Insert two " toothpicks into top of head about " apart, leaving " of each toothpick extended out. Secure base of small ends of each ear to top of head. Shape and bend ears as desired.

Body - Roll out approximately a 1" white ball of clay evenly to about 1/8" thickness. Completely cover the foam egg with the rolled out clay (adding more clay if needed). Smooth clay so foam egg is covered evenly (make sure no part of foam egg is showing). Press bottom (wide end) slightly flat so figure can sit upright. Insert a -inch toothpick into top (small end) of body, leaving " extended out. Secure head to top of body.

Feet - Form two 7/8" white balls of clay into egg shapes. Insert " toothpicks into each side of lower (wide end) of body, leaving " of each toothpick extended out. Secure small ends of feet to body (one on each side) with wide ends facing forward. Press base of feet evenly to help figure sit upright. Press three lines into top of each foot.

Hands - Form two " white balls of clay. Insert two " toothpicks into upper center of body (about 1" apart) leaving " extended out. Secure hands to body. Press three lines into top of each foot.

Tail - Form a 5/8" white ball of clay. Insert a " toothpick into lower back center of body, leaving " extended out. Secure tail to body.

Basket - Form a " dar brown ball of clay into a 1-1/8" diameter circle. Bend two sides up  (opposite of each other) to form the shape of the basket.

Handles - Form two 5/16" dark brown balls of clay into 1" length logs. Twist both logs together evenly. Secure handle to basket (one end of each handle to each side of basket where basket bends upward). Press lines into basket to add a design.

Eggs - Form " balls of clay (amount and color of choice) into egg shapes. Glue to secure in basket. Secure basket to front of bunny between hands or place basket in front of bunny.

Tips

Use tacky glue at tips of toothpicks before inserting into clay.

Keep all clay in airtight zip lock bags so clay does not dry out.

Use water to smooth clay before it dries.

Use hand lotion (on hands) so clay does not stick to hands.

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