1. Roll out a large sheet of
Delight to 1/8" thick on plastic wrap and cover the egg. Smooth any
bumps with finger. Roll a medium size flat triangle for the tail and two
small flat triangles for the wings. Press a toothpick into a wide side
of triangles two times to create indents. Use toothpick to form two
lines in the tail and each wing. Now break the toothpick in half, dip
one piece into tacky glue and press into the egg, half way, over the
beak area. Roll a 1/2" ball into a beak (cone shape) and add to egg over
the toothpick armature onto face area with a little tacky glue.
2. Using glue, secure the wings on each side of the egg, about half way
up the length (see bird in photo above). Press the tail in place with
glue, near the base of the egg, in the back. Add a little glue to the
threaded area of a screw eye and press into the top of the head for a
loop. Cut two 4 1/2" long pieces of wire and shape into feet at one end.
Press straight end of each wire into bottom of body and then remove for
3. 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.
4. Paint the body (egg) only with red acrylic paint ( or paint the body,
wings and tail black) and allow the paint to dry. Paint the wings and
tail green and let dry. Paint the beak yellow and let dry. Using a
marker, paint circle eyes and add random dots to the bird body, wings
and tail. Use the black marker to add the eye pupil dots.
5. When completely dry, spray
the ornament with sealer and let dry as directed. Glue the wire legs in
place and let dry. To make a hanging ornament, thread cording through
the loop and tie off at the top. Enjoy!