April Baby 







Attention: wash your hands before you start working!

 Materials needed:

  • Smooth tile to work on

  • Little knife

  • Piece of aluminum foil 6x6 inches

  • Black beads nr. 011

  • Toothpicks

  • Clay shaper or sculpting-tool

  • Thick needle

  • Fimo, white flesh and mint

  • an egg of stone

  • Superglue



The body:


Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil.

Cover the cone with mint clay.         

Pierce the topside with a needle and push the toothpick  in here.      

Glue the body on top of the egg.   








Make a 2" by 1/2" long worm from the mint clay   

and cut this in half for the two legs. 

Make two incisions in the hollow of the  knees.    

Bent the legs into shape and fasten them to the body.


Arms and hands


Make a two " long worm from mint clay ( a less  thick then 1/2"). 

Cut this in half through the center.

Pierce a hole for the hands in each arm.

Make the hands and fasten them in the holes.

Make two incisions into the elbows, bend the arms into shape and fasten them to the body.


Head and cap with bunny ears.


Make a small ball, a lit less then 1" in diameter for the head. 

Press in and make a groove from ear to ear with the wooden part of the clayshaper.

Make sure the head stays round.

Press a tiny ball on the bottom part of the groove for the nose. 

The nose will be finished after you poked two holes into it with a toothpick.

For the eyes you use two little beads.


The mouth is in the middle of the nose and the chin. 

Push the top of a toothpick on the right place in the clay, pull out and lift the upper lip a bit.

Also pull out a bit of clay for the under lip.


Make a hole in the bottom of the head with a needle and carefully place the head (turning back and forward) on a toothpick.

Bake the head for twenty minutes at 265F in the oven!


After the head is cooled of give it a cap with ears.

For the hair make a couple of strands of flesh clay and fasten these.

Make a hole in the body with a needle. Brake a part of the toothpick so you can fasten the head on the body.


Give Miki some Easter-decoration in her hands.




Other embellishments: 

Bake the baby  for 20 minutes at 265 in the oven.  Once it has cooled, color the cheeks with some blush. 




Enjoy and have fun with this workshop!

Jacqueline van Hesse-Penning (Pennydolls)

April, 2001 Text and Illustrations