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Make yourself a precious little Geisha doll and throw yourself a tea ceremony.

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Instructions

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need to model your doll parts out of clay. It's best to make the torso and head one long piece and then make the individual arms and legs separately.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make holes through the arms and legs and then through the torso in the areas where the arms and legs would attach.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bake the doll parts in the oven at 200�F for about half an hour. It's best to keep checking on them and take them out when they are hard.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew your doll a kimono undergarment that will fit her nice and tightly.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 5
    Step 5

    Dress the doll and thread a needle. Take the first arm and slip the thread through the hole and then pierce the dress and slip the needle through the arm's torso hole and out the other side.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slip the needle through the second arm. Pull the doll parts tight together, tie a knot and then cut off any excess thread.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach the legs through the lowers torso hole in a similar way to the arms but without piercing the dress.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now we get to decorate our doll. Use really small brushes and paint on the Geisha's lipstick using bright red paint. Paint on the rest of the features.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your hair and some glue. You can use real human hair or synthetic depending upon what you can get a hold of. Luckily, I have a friend who has me cut his hair every month or so, so I always stash some away for projects like this. Glue the hair to the dolls head.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 10
    Step 10

    I folded my doll's hair back and re-glued it at the back to make her look more like a Geisha.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 11
    Step 11

    I made her kimono by taking some sparkly ribbon, placing it around her shoulders, bringing it across her chest and then tying it at the back. I left long tails to make it look like she had a flowing dress. I wrapped another length of ribbon around her waist for the bottom of the kimono.

  • How to sculpt a clay geisha. Geisha Clay Doll - Step 12
    Step 12

    I then tied a different colour or ribbon tightly around her waist to form her obi and secure her kimono in to place.

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featureandform
featureandform · Whitley Bay, England, GB · 2 projects
love it im gonna make one and make the little house for her too... now!
Happy
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Poodle lover
Poodle lover · Minnesota, Minnesota, US · 4 projects
looks hard to make... but TOO cute!
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Subcunha
Subcunha · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 5 projects
Too cute! I love puppets and similar ones!
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MissJosie
MissJosie · 1 project
Is there any way these can be put into a seperate print format so i can take them to art class with me... Writing them out is a pain and pics make everything easier
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MissJosie
MissJosie · 1 project
super creative i love it
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Claire Ferber

I have been looking for a long time as to how to make a clay doll. When i came up on your web site, I was completely astonished. Your doll is awesome and your instructions are simply explicit. Thanks so much.
Claire Ferber
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norah

what doess geisha mean HappyHappy?
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Phesophia

It's a really cute doll! I'd love to make a balerina doll, gotta try that some time!
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Kate

I love this. So cute. And just a month after seeing Memoirs of a Geisha.
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ysolda
ysolda · 1 project
she's soo teeny, and sort of creepy.

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