How to Make Clay Figures

Easy Steps to Craft Clay Figures: A Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the Journey of Craft Clay Figures. What’s a Clay Figure? A clay figure is a handicraft usually made using clay or other malleable materials. The process involves shaping and detailing the clay to achieve the desired form, followed by air-drying or firing to set the shape. Clay figures can be characters from anime, games, movies, or original creations designed by the artist. They can even be real-life people. Craft clay figures requires patience and skill but can also be a fun hobby.…

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How to Craft a Princess Figurine Living in a Castle with Air-Dry Clay

This chapter will show you how to craft a princess figurine step by step! This chapter focuses on explaining the methods of creating curly hair and dressmaking for formal dresses. The challenging part of producing a figure dressed in an elegant gown lies in the creation of the dress, including the form-fitting top, the intricate folds of the body-hugging garment, and the pattern of the formal dress. As for the lower half, it involves a full skirt that exudes a sense of fullness. Materials…

DIY Cute Girl Figure

DIY Cute Girl Figure for Summer: Step-by-Step Guide and Images

This chapter focuses on the production of kneeling posture and dress trimmings. The white-dressed cute girl figure appears simple and elegant with a minimalist color scheme. The difficult part of making this girl is the kneeling posture and the focus should be on the production of the legs. The girl’s outfit is fresh and clean, with a light-colored dress and the lace trim on the dress being the highlight of the costume. Materials & Tools Sculpting Tools Face mold, large scissors, small scissors, curved…

How to Craft Quick Lace with Air Dry Clay?

Lace 1 1. First, roll the clay into thin sheets and use a blade to cut the edges neatly. 2. Take a round-tipped and press it on the edge to create a circular mark, while pushing from the inside to the outside. 3. After trimming the other side neatly, roll it out and trim off any excess clay. Lace 2 1. Cut long, thin slices using wavy-edged scissors to create long strips. 2. Take a round tip stick and press round marks in the…

Make a 5-Head Proportionally Scaled Figure with Air-Dry Clay

How to Make a 5-Head Proportionally Scaled Figure with Air-Dry Clay?

This chapter focuses on the production of 5-head cute girl scaled figures. There are two choices for creating scaled figures: 5-head cute figures or 7-head beautiful scaled figures. Here, Japanese middle school students are used as an example to create cute scaled figures with a lovely appearance and school uniforms in Japanese style. The difficulty lies in creating the folds of the skirt and shirt, with the key to creating the effect of the floating skirt. Materials & Tools Sculpting Tools Face mold, large…

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make a Book out of Air Dry Clay

1. Prepare a rectangular thin clay sheet. 2. Cut it into several pieces of the same size. 3. Compare the corners and stack the thin sheets together. 4. After overlaying several layers, the book core is completed. 5. Cut a long rectangular clay sheet that is as wide as the book core to make the book cover. Align the cover with the book core and make a cut according to the thickness of the book. 6. Fold the book cover along the crease and…

Points for Making The Palm of Standard Scaled Figure

1. The basic shape of the palm should be slender with the middle two fingers longer than the other four fingers excluding the thumb, while the two ends fingers are shorter. The overall contour is a pointed shape. 2. The thumb is made separately from the other four fingers, and when making the fingers, the finger joints should be pressed out. 3. Use smoothing water to smooth out the joints after the thumbs are taped.

How to Create Realistic Clothing Folds with Clay – Step-by-Step Tutorial?

1. Roll the black clay into thin sheets and cut the edges neatly. Use one hand to stack the clay into folds, and use the other hand to press the other end firmly. 2. Flatten the compacted end with a rolling pin. 3. Use a blade to cut the produced pleated piece neatly. 4.  The production is completed by adjusting the folds of the garment. 5. Apply the pinched black pleated piece to the belly area.

Cute Little Girl Figurine

How to Craft a Cute Little Girl Figurine with Step-by-Step Instructions

This chapter focuses on the production of Tang costumes and floral element decorations. The feature of this chibi Tang costume girl is her dressing with improved Chinese style Tang costume and lotus hair accessories, making her full of ancient charm. The use of lotus as a pattern decoration for clothing, as well as lotus and tassel for hair and clothing decorations. Materials & Tools Sculpting Tools Face mold, large scissors, small scissors, rounded scissors, round rods, crochet hooks, rolling pins, circular cutting tool, blades,…

How to Draw Flowers on Air Dry Clay?

1. First, use a mix of green and white colors to paint the front of the lotus leaf, then use green color to paint the back of the lotus leaf. 2. Use a small brush to dip in dark green paint and draw the veins and outlines of the lotus leaves. 3. Mix a little red with white and paint the outline of the lotus flower first. 4. Use red color to outline the tip of the lotus flower and separate the petals of…

Key Points for Sealing Joints of Clay Pieces

Location of Seams Based on the cutting and sewing arrangement of the clothing, start and finish the clay pieces as shown in the picture. The seam of the pattern on the trouser leg is in the center position on the outside of the leg. For example, the seam of the red border on the shoe is in the middle of the heel. Seam covering The seam line can be covered with decorations, as shown in the picture, where the hem of the pants is…

Making a Chibi Boy Figurine

Making a Chibi Boy Figurine with Air Dry Clay

This chapter highlights the use of air dry clay in crafting a chibi boy figurine, with a specific emphasis on achieving proper proportions and seamlessly integrating dual colors. The anthropomorphized male cat in this example stands at a height of three heads, with his head, torso, and legs measuring nearly the same length. During production, it’s recommended to measure his size on the template. As seen in the final product, the highlight of this case lies in the seamless fusion of red and white.…

Quickly Craft Little Palm with Air-Dry Clay

4 Steps to Quickly Craft Little Palm with Air-Dry Clay (For Chibi Figures)

Today, I will share the technique of crafting simple & cute little palms for chibi figures. You can quickly master it by following these four steps. Get your clay and tools ready to give it a try! 1. Use a tool to press out the basic shape of the palm. 2. The thumb and index finger distance is wider than between the other fingers. 3. The centre of the palm is an inwardly concave fossa. 4. If it’s a cute style hand, then it’s…