The Simple Bear is the basis for all the other bears in the book. He is shown here with two friends. The larger blue bear has a brown snout and a very big nose. He also has little brown matching pads on his paws, which are created by squashing tiny flattened balls of brown clay into place. â€¨He has larger ears and his eyes are closer together. The little pink bear has a tiny, round nose made from deep pink clay. Her ears have been placed further down and she holds a blanket made from flattened white clay. The claws were created using a cocktail stick to make the indentations.
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Detailing an engaging process for both beginning and experienced modelers, this guide demonstrates how to craft lovable bear figures using affordable materials and simple modeling techniques. Beginning with dividing the polymer clay supply into the correct proportions to create the foundational figure Simple Bear, this overview then demonstrates how to form 20 additional bears such as Wedding Bear, Halloween Bear, Musician Bear, Do-it-Yourself Bear, and Baby Bear. Illustrating the constituent parts of the animals through step-by-step instructions and annotating them for clarity, this manual also depicts each finished bear, highlighting the designs of the entire assortment.© 2013 Birdy Heywood / Search Press · Reproduced with permission.
Divide the clay and form the shapes as shown above.
Attach the legs to the body by pressing firmly, taking care not to distort the tops of the legs.
Attach the arms.
Push the blunt end of the half cocktail stick into the top of the body, leaving a little protruding, as shown (right).
Insert the glass beads as eyes, using the cocktail stick.
Add the chin followed by the cheeks as shown above.
Attach the little black nose.
Place the head firmly down on the protruding cocktail stick to attach it to the body.
To make the ears, press the little balls firmly on the head, then pinch them to flatten them slightly.
Use the knitting needle to create the ear holes.
Bake your bear at the recommended temperature on a ceramic tile or baking tray.