Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Creative play and working with their hands is a great way for children to develop and “stretch” their imagination. Always a favorite attraction at the zoo, just think of the fun your child will have “on a safari” after creating this adorable giraffe.
- Polyform Sculpey Bake Shop Oven-Bake Clay: Black, Brown, Green, Tan, White
- Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
- Parchment-lined baking sheet
- Oven thermometer
Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
1. On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
2. For giraffe, roll large Tan oval (body), small Tan oval (head), and five Tan logs (neck and legs). Press head on neck, neck on body, and legs on body. Use photo as guide. Smooth clay. Roll four small Black balls (hooves); press onto bottom of legs.
3. For base, roll flat Green square. Press giraffe on square.
4. For spots, roll small irregular-shaped Brown balls; flatten and press onto giraffe.
5. For mane, roll Brown log; press along neck and part of head. See photo.
6. For ears, roll one small Brown oval. Cut in half widthwise; press to top of head on each side of mane.
7. For eyes, roll two tiny White balls and two tiny Black balls. Press Black balls on White balls; press eyes on head. For eyelids, roll one small Tan oval; flatten. Cut in half lengthwise; press over top of eyes.
8. Use toothpick to make holes in front side of head for nostrils.
9. Position giraffe on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake in oven. Let cool completely.
for Polyform Products (www.sculpey.com)