June Baby 





Attention: wash your hands before you start working!

 Materials needed:

  • Smooth tile to work on

  • Little knife

  • Piece of aluminumfoil 6x6 inches

  • Black beads nr. 011

  • Toothpicks

  • Clayshaper or sculpting-tool

  • Thick needle

  • Fimo, white, pink, purple and  flesh.



The body:


Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil.

Cover the cone with flesh clay. 

Use pink clay to make the shorts.






Make a 2" by 1/2" long worm from flesh clay and cut this in half for the two legs. 

Make two little feet at the end of each half worm.

Make two incisions in the hollow of the  knees, bent  the legs into shape and fasten them to the body.

Press little folds in the pink shorts round the legs and in the waist with your clayshaper (1)




Arms and hands


Make a two " long worm from flesh clay. 

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.

After you fastened the arms, you make the upper part of the shorts (2)..

Use a little part of the toothpick to push (gently) into the body.

Here you will put on the head when it is finished.


The head.


Make a small ball, a little 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.

You don't have to make ears!



Give Donna a little pink hat to cover her face for the sun!

For the hair, make a couple of strands of Fimo- clay. Turn these round a needle to make little curls and fasten these.

Donna has a pacifier in her mouth. Flatten a little white ball. Put it on the place where her mouth is, make a hole in the middle with a toothpick.

Make a small worm of pink clay and put the ends in the little white hole.

Give Donna something to play with in the sand. A little bucket filled with sand and a ball.







 Other embellishments:

  • Bake  the baby for 20 minutes at 265 F. in the oven.

  • Once the baby 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