How to sculpt a cheerful caterpillar out of play dough (plasticine)
Sculpting a caterpillar out of clay is very easy to do it can be done even by a 3 or 4 year old child. Aside from being easy, it is also very fun. A child however will not just have fun while doing this creative activity but he will also be able to develop manual skills in rolling clay into balls, pressing clay from molds and even how to make clay butterflies as well. This activity may be easy but initially it needs the supervision of an adult.
We’ll need green play dough more than other colors, so you need to manage green color well to make sure that this is enough. At first make one big green ball (for head of the caterpillar), 2 small white balls (for eyes) and 2 very small blue balls for eyes too.
Take white balls, compress them a bit and attach to the big green ball. Then take a blue balls and attach to the middle of the white balls. Now you have your eyes ready.
Make small green horns for the caterpillar by rolling small bits of green play dough.
Make each horn similar in length. Attach these on the caterpillar’s head.
When the head is ready, you are now ready to make the caterpillar body. Create green balls which are a little smaller than the size of the head. Create similar number of colored balls.
Take the colored balls and flatten them out. Attach these to the green balls to make a multi-colored balls.
This will make a colorful caterpillar. You can also make other caterpillars in the most bizarre forms.
- If you are working with solid play dough, beads and other ornaments may not be able to adhere well to this type of dough. The trick is that you just need to breathe on dough before adhering. Good luck!
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