Apologies for the dark photos - focusing was dodgy.
This is a present I made for my 2nd anniversary with my boyfriend. We had some epic Angry Birds competitions when we caught trains (before I bought my car!) and this was a cute little memento for him to hang on his keys and make him think of me.
You need a keyring, some elastic or other string for attaching, and some modeling clay (fimo etc - I just used W H Smith's own brand version). I didn't think about doing a How To as I was making, so appreciate my doodles!
We will start with the bird. I made the Red Bird, but you could do your favourite, or even all of them (it'd be a heavy key ring though!)
Take a fair sized lump of clay (Mine was marked in chunks of maybe 1cm x 2cm so I used two) and roll it into a rough ball shape (or triangle if you wanna do the yellow bird).
I used white clay and painted it, but you could use coloured clay if you prefer.
Pinch the top up into a quiff shape (as pictured). It should be flattened (use a picture for inspiration).
Poke a hole in the pinched up bit. I used a pen, but it's probably better to use actual moulding tools if you have them!
Now take another bit of clay, and shape it into a cone, smaller than your bird body. It's gonna be the beak.
Attach the beak and shape to your satisfaction.
Do similar to make your pig - roll a chunk into a slightly squashed ball this time. Pinch up two bits for ears and poke a hole in one. Then instead of a beak, make a cylinder for a piggy nose and pop it in place.
Bake or air dry your clay (whatever it says on the packet) and then on to the fun part - painting them up!
I used poster paint then gave them a layer of PVA glue to varnish. If I'd had it I would've used proper varnish so I suggest buying some! It'll stop the paint from chipping off.
String them up and attach to the keyring.
I tied one on either end of a bit of elastic and then looped them onto the ring. If I did this make again, I'd actually get chain and bake it into the clay.
Voila! I made a card tag as it was a present, but you can just stick them on your keys and be the envy of your mobile game playing friends :)