July 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, flesh, yellow, green and brown




Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil.
Lay it on its "belly" and push down the edge a bit.
Cover the cone with green clay.








Make a 2"by 1/2" long worm from green clay and cut this in half for the two legs.
Make two incisions in the hollow of the knees, bend the legs into shape and fasten them to the body.




Make a 2'' long worm from flesh 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.
After you fastened the arms, make a little collar out of green and yellow leaves.
Use a little part of a toothpick to push into the little body.
Here you will put the head on when it is finished.



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 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 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.

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

Make the ears from two little flesh balls and shape them with your clay shaper.

Look at the drawing to see how the little hat is made.
Don't forget to give little Sunny some hair, made of brown Fimo!





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)

June, 2001 Text and Illustrations