Take a portion of your colored clay (approx. two cm in diameter) and roll it into a ball.
Shape the ball into a cone. What I do is roll the ball at an angle against the palm of my hand using my fingers.
Place the whale on a table or flat surface and press gently from the top. This is to flatten the bottom of the whale so it can stand on itâ€™s own without rolling away.
Next, curl the narrow end of the cone up...
at about a ninety degree angle.
Now roll two small balls of colored clay, about o.5 cm in diameter.
We are going to turn them into a leaf like shape. To start off, simply pinch one end of one of the ballâ€™s:
And shape the other ball.
Now gently press the narrow end of these against the narrow end of the whale:
Now attach the other one.
Now curl the tail forward...
this will make the tail stronger and less likely to break:
Now roll a super tiny ball of colored clay, about 2-4 mm thick.
Flatten it until it is about 1 mm thick.
Gently press it on top of your whale.
Next, using your toothpick poke a hole in the center of the clay you just attached.
Now your whale has a spout : )
Now roll two tiny balls of black clay, around 1-2 mm thick.
These will be the eyes. Now, gently press them on the face of your whale.
Now your whale is complete!
Itâ€™s also fun to play around with sizes and colors:
I hope the tutorial was easy to follow, enjoy!