march 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, flesh and blue



See picture below for illustrations of the steps


                                          1               2                    3                  4                     5                         6


Body 1, 2, 3

Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil (1).
Lay it on its "belly" and push down the edge a bit (2).
Cover half the cone with white clay (3). 


Legs 4 and 4a

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, bend the legs into shape and fasten them to the body (4).




Dress 5a

Use light green clay for the dress (5).



Arms 4b

Make a 2'' long worm from flesh clay ( a bit less thick than 1/2").
Cut this in half through the center.
Sculp the hands. Make two incisions into the elbows, bend the arms into shape and fasten them (5).
After you fastened the arms, make a little collar out of green clay.
Use a little part of a toothpick to push into the
little body (5b)
Here you will put the head on when it is finished.






Head 6 and 6a

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.
Make the ears from two little flesh balls and shape them with your clayshaper.
Joan has a pacifier in her mouth. Flatten a little green bal. Put it on the place where the mouth is. Make a hole in the middle with a toothpick. Make a small worm of white clay and put the ends in the little green hole.
For the hair, make a couple of strands out of flesh Fimo clay. Turn these round a needle to make little curls and fasten these (7).
Don't forget to make a nice bow of green clay!
Give little Joan something to cuddle in her hands.







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)

March, 2001 Text and Illustrations