Parrot Clay Zoo Friend

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A perfect playmate for any “little pirate”, this colorful parrot is sure to stimulate the imagination! Made from clay, your child’s new feathered friend will bring a ton of fun along with it.



  • Polyform Sculpey Bake Shop Oven-Bake Clay: Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow
  • Black chenille stems, two 12” lengths


  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven thermometer
  • Oven

Basic Supplies

toothpick, scissors, ruler



3″ tall


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 parrot, roll large Red oval (body) and two large Red balls (wings). Form one end of body into tail. Shape other end of body to create head. Shape and press wings on sides of body.

3. For feathers, roll Yellow and Blue logs and press on wings. See photo. Slide toothpick downward along wing to create feather details.

4. Roll two White ovals (eyes) and press on sides of head. Roll two tiny Black balls (pupils) and press on eyes. Roll two tiny Black logs (beak) and press on front of head.

5. For legs, measure and cut two 6” lengths of black chenille stem; fold in half and twist together to create 3” legs. Cut small 3” black chenille stem lengths; twist around legs, forming claws. Insert chenille stem ends into bottom of body.

6. Position parrot on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake in oven. Let cool completely.

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3 thoughts on “Parrot Clay Zoo Friend

  1. I have seen many instructions for different items to be made in clay & this is the FIRST & ONLY one which does NOT give sizes of clay balls or ovals to use. I think that is wrong and strongly suggest you re-write the instructions. I know I WON’T be making it unless I see that kind of re-write.

    • I am glad to see that crafters are making comments. I have seen a lot of crafts instructions on this site which I do not feel comfortable to try because the instructions lack the detail for the project to be a sucess. A lot of the items for the different project a person does not have them at home and would have to go and purchase them. The details are a must if I am going to spend money buying the items. Claybaker I agree with your comment instructions have to contain the detail necessary to get a person to try to make the project and have it come out almost like the picture.

  2. The size of the balls would depend on how big the crafter would like the parrot to be. Forming the body parts then make the other parts according to the size of the body itself. Seems pretty simple to me. I only like the ideas and can certainly make a parrot without specific sizes, to fit how big or small I want the parrot to be.

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