Barnyard Polymer Clay Ideas


Old McDonald had a farm, but you are going to have even more fun when you learn how to use polymer clay to create this squadron of barnyard friends. The Clay Pot Farm Animals is an adorable collection of simple clay projects that will moo, bah, and oink their way into your heart. These too cute clay project ideas would make fantastic decorations for your front porch or entryway this fall. Easy to make and even easier to customize, these cuties could easily double as holiday projects with the right amount of flair.These clay pot farm animals from Polyform make great craft ideas for clay pots. Use our polymer clay tutorials to make a pig, horse, sheep, and cow out of clay.

Barnyard Polymer Clay Ideas

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Materials:

  • Pluffy:
    • Beige – 4 oz– 1 block
    • Black – 4 oz– 1 block
    • Pink – 4 oz– 1 block
    • Brown – 4 oz– 1 block
    • Hot Pink – 4 oz– 1 block
    • White – 4 oz– 1 block
  • Tool Set
  • Four 1 ½” mini clay pot
  • Acrylic craft paint: Black, White, Brown, Pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275°F for perfectly cured clay. Condition each color of clay for at least 2 minutes before you use it. For best results, clean hands in between colors.

Cow:

Clay-Cow

  1. Paint flowerpot white. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint black spots.
  3. Make 1 ¼” white ball and press on flowerpot for head.
  4. Make ½” pink oval and press on for snout. Use tool to mark nostrils.
  5. Make two 1/8” black balls and press on for eyes.
  6. Make two ½” beige teardrops and press on for horns.
  7. Make two ¾” white flat teardrops. Make two 1/2 pink thin teardrops and press on white teardrops. Press on head for ears.

Horse:

Clay-Horse

  1. Paint flowerpot brown. Allow to dry.
  2. Make 1-1/4 brown ball and press on flowerpot for head.
  3. Make 1/2 beige oval and press on for snout. Use tool to mark nostrils.
  4. Make two 1/4 white balls and two 1/8 black balls. Press on for eyes.
  5. Make 3/4 black teardrop. Press on top of head for hair. Make 1/2 x 1/1/2 black strip and press on back of head for mane. Use tool to press in lines.
  6. Make two 3/4″ brown flat teardrops. Make two 1/2 beige thin teardrops and press on brown teardrops. Press on head for ears.

Pig:

Clay-Pig

  1. Paint flowerpot pink. Allow to dry.
  2. Make 1-1/4 pink ball and press on flowerpot for head.
  3. Make 1/2 pink oval and press on for snout. Use tool to mark nostrils.
  4. Make two 1/4 white balls and two 1/8 black balls. Press on for eyes.
  5. Make two 3/4″ pink flat teardrops. Make two 1/2 hot pink thin teardrops and press on pink teardrops. Press on head for ears.

Sheep:

Clay-Sheep

  1. Paint flowerpot white. Allow to dry.
  2. Make 1-1/4 white ball and press on flowerpot for head.
  3. Mix beige and white to make light beige. Make 1/2 light beige oval and press on for snout. Use tool to mark nostrils.
  4. Make two 1/8 black balls and press on for eyes.
  5. Make two 3/4″ light beige flat teardrops. Press on sides of head for ears.
  6. Make approximately forty 3/8 – 1/4 white balls. Press on head.
  • Bake all of the farm animals according to package instructions. Allow to cool. Tie on ribbon if desired.

 

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