1. Sand off the bottom (fat end)
of the egg flat, using another small piece of
Styrofoam with a straight edge. Roll out a large sheet of Delight to
1/8" thick on plastic wrap and cover the egg. Smooth any bumps with
finger. Form two 3/4" clay balls into tapered ropes as shown for arms,
and secure on either side of the egg body with a little tacky glue.
2. Form two pea sized balls for the ears. Shape them into triangles.
Secure to head
area with tacky glue (see cat project in center of photo). Form two
large pea sized clay balls and shape into little half circles as shown
(see step1 photo). Secure feet to the body base with glue. Add a little
glue to the threaded area of a screw eye and press into the top of the
head for a loop. Allow the Delight to dry overnight or longer. The clay
will have a little give but will feel dry and very lightweight when
ready to paint.
Refer to the finished project photo for the remaining steps:
3. Mix a little black acrylic paint into a good puddle of white paint to
gray. Paint the entire project gray and allow paint to dry. Draw the
neckline, bottom edge of the sweater and bottom edge of sleeve with
pencil. Paint the sweater area of the cat green and let dry.
4. Pencil in a simple bird on sweater, it's an egg shape body with a
beak, and a
rounded triangle shape tail. Paint the body and tail red and let dry.
Paint a yellow beak with the marker and let dry.
5. Use the white marker to draw two half-circle eyes, and to add
dots to the sweater and the bird. Use the black marker to draw the
vertical lines on the sweater neck, hem and sleeve for ribbing. Draw the
cat's face, whiskers, eye pupils, bird details and the paw lines with
the black marker.
6. When dry, spray the ornament with sealer and let dry as directed. To
hanging ornament, thread cording through the loop and tie off at the