February 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 blue



The body:


Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil.

Cover the cone with blue clay. Pierce the topside                     

 with a needle.

You will be placing the toothpick here later on.             




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

and cut this in half for the two legs. 

Before you fasten the cut side of the leg to the body, make two 

little feet. 

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 flesh clay ( a less  thick then 1/2"). 

Cut this in half through the center.

Make a little hand to each arm.

Make two incisions into the elbows and bend the arms into shape.




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 clay shaper.

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.

For the ears, roll out a small ball and flatten it a little. 

Make a dent with the broad site of the clay shaper, 

so you will get the rim of the ear.

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.

Now you have a little hole to put the thumb in.

Make a hole in the bottom of the head with a needle.

Turn the head back and forward on the toothpick to

fasten to the body.

For the hair make a couple of strands of flesh clay and 

fasten these.

Don't forget to make a nice bow of blue clay!

Give Kellie a cute little toy 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)

February, 2001 Text and Illustrations