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Cute and colorful clay turtles.
I was bored during the summer, and just started making turtles out of clay, I ended up making a ton of these :)

Posted by ChocoChica from La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States • Published See ChocoChica's 3 projects »
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  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 1
    Step 1

    First choose the color you want for the shell, then roll it into a ball. Next you have to shape it into a half sphere. What I do is press the ball against my table to get a flat side. Then I just shape it with my fingers. Now it should look like a shell.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next using the color of clay you want for the skin, roll four tiny ovals for the legs (they don't have to be perfect ovals, just make sure they're all about the same size). These are going to be a lot smaller then the shell, about 1/10 of the size is good, but you can go smaller if you want.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take one of the ovals you just rolled out and press it against the bottom of the shell. Keep on pressing until you've flattened the bottom of the leg and it is firmly attached. Continue this with the other three legs. Make sure you space them evenly and leave enough room for the head and tail.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 4
    Step 4

    It should look like this...

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then this.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now roll out a tiny sliver of clay, it should be about 1/5 the size of the legs. This is going to be the tail.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 7
    Step 7

    In between two of the turtle's legs, attach the tail like so.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 8
    Step 8

    Here's what the back of the turtle should look like.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next roll out some clay for the head. This should be about 3x the size of a leg. Roll it out into a teardrop shape.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now using black clay (or whatever color you want to use for the eyes) roll out two 2-mm balls of clay. Then carefully attach these to the head, make sure they are evenly spaced.

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you can attach the head to the body! Be careful not to squish anything else while attaching it!

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now you're done making your turtle! All you need to do is bake it according to the instructions on your brand of clay :)

  • How to sculpt a clay turtle. Turtles - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can even give your turtles neat shell designs if you want. After you make the shell just add on a design like swirls, polka dots or whatever you want. You could even paint the shell after your turtle is baked.

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selena
selena · Harlingen, Texas, US · 1 project
i love your whales tooHappy
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Becsta!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
OMG i loveee your stuff u make!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
so sweet and adorable, love them;-D
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charity d.
charity d. · Philippine, Zeeland, NL · 13 projects
kawaii!!!Ü
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VeronicaSunshinee(:
VeronicaSunshinee(: · 11 projects
cute ^-^
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Zita J. V.
Zita J. V. · Waxhaw, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
AWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Happy I have a turtle, and his name's Spots... these remind me of him =D
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LeejLicious
LeejLicious · Made, North Brabant, NL · 18 projects
Super cute ^^!
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MAGg C.
MAGg C.
cute...
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Awwww they are adorable!!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
soooooo cute
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