August Baby 





Attention: wash your hands before you start work



 Materials needed:

  • Smooth tile to work on

  • Little knife

  • Black beads nr. 011

  • Toothpicks

  • Clayshaper or sculpting-tool

  • Thick needle

  • Fimo (baby) flesh, yellow, mint and white

  • Fimo (leaves) green and yellow

  • A glass bottle

  • Superglue




Make a 1" cone from yellow clay and glue it to the bottle.




Make a 2"by 1/2" long worm from yellow clay and cut this in half for the two legs. Before you fasten the cut side to the body, make two little feet.
Make two incisions in the hollow of the knees, bend the legs into shape and fasten them to the body. Use some glue to stick the legs to the bottle.


Arms and hands

Make a 2'' long worm from yellow clay ( a bit less thick than 1/2").
Cut this in half through the center.
Make the hands. Make two incisions into the elbows, bend the arms into shape and fasten them to the body.




The head

Make a small ball a little less than 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 poke two holes into it with a toothpick.
For the eyes you use two little black 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.

You don't have to make ears!

Make a hole in the bottom of the head with a needle. Turn the head back and forward on the toothpick to fasten it to the body. Use brass wire to make the tentacles.



Make two little wings, bake them and let them cool of. Make two incisions in the back of the baby with your knife. Glue the wings in the incisions.


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)

August, 2001 Text and Illustrations