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I just love whales. I think they’re just the cutest, especially the babies.

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 whale. Whales - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a portion of your colored clay (approx. two cm in diameter) and roll it into a ball.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 3
    Step 3

    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 it’s own without rolling away.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, curl the narrow end of the cone up...

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 5
    Step 5

    at about a ninety degree angle.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now roll two small balls of colored clay, about o.5 cm in diameter.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 7
    Step 7

    We are going to turn them into a leaf like shape. To start off, simply pinch one end of one of the ball’s:

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then flatten:

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 9
    Step 9

    And shape the other ball.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now gently press the narrow end of these against the narrow end of the whale:

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 11
    Step 11

    ...

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now attach the other one.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now curl the tail forward...

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 14
    Step 14

    this will make the tail stronger and less likely to break:

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now roll a super tiny ball of colored clay, about 2-4 mm thick.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 16
    Step 16

    Flatten it until it is about 1 mm thick.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 17
    Step 17

    Gently press it on top of your whale.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 18
    Step 18

    Next, using your toothpick poke a hole in the center of the clay you just attached.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 19
    Step 19

    Now your whale has a spout : )

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now roll two tiny balls of black clay, around 1-2 mm thick.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 21
    Step 21

    These will be the eyes. Now, gently press them on the face of your whale.

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 22
    Step 22

    Now your whale is complete!

  • How to sculpt a clay whale. Whales - Step 23
    Step 23

    It’s also fun to play around with sizes and colors:

    I hope the tutorial was easy to follow, enjoy!

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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
love it Tongue
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ally a.
ally a.
CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tongue
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selena
selena · Harlingen, Texas, US · 1 project
this is super easy to make
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Becsta!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
sooo cute
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Dragonfly
Dragonfly · Voorburg, South Holland, NL · 26 projects
Yeah! I made a (bigger) version of your whale..
When I have new batteries for my camera I'll put it online.
I love the simplicity of this whale-project.
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CO + K User

IM POSTING A VERSION SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KelliDroze
KelliDroze · Roseville, Minnesota, US · 8 projects
I absolutely adore all of your clay creations Happy
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BubblesPop2Fast
BubblesPop2Fast · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
that is effing cute!
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BubblesPop2Fast
BubblesPop2Fast · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
that is effing cute!
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