You need a small lump of clay to make a bunny. Your lump should fit easily into your hand – divide your lump into 2 equal pieces. If you have got some clay from dipsy dragon the lump of clay will make 2 of these bunnies (see instructions below)
These bunnies are based on a cone shape for the body and you can adapt this for any creature that is happy to have a cone shaped body! I am sure you can use your imagination to use these instructions to make a dragon or an elephant or ….
Divide your lump of Dipsy clay into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball. You will need 2 of these balls for your bunny so put the other 2 in a sealed plastic bag for later or give them to someone else.
Make one of your balls into a cone shape by rolling the ball into a fat sausage and then rolling one end to make it pointy.
Make a hole in the base of the cone with a pencil or similar and move the pencil round to make the hole at the bottom bigger. Bang the cone on its bottom with a ruler or similar to flatten it.
Push out the bottom of the cone on each side for the lower legs of the bunny.
Now divide the other ball into 4 equal pieces for other parts of the bunny. Roll these 4 pieces into balls.
One little ball is for the head, one is divided to make 2 ears, one to make 2 arms and the last one divided into 3 to make 2 feet and a tail. Make the head piece into a head shape.
Stick on the head – you need to scratch both sides of the join and then wet each side to make them sticky. ‘Wiggle’ the head against the body to get a good join. Make sure your head is facing forward! Now pinch the head to make eyes.
Roll the feet pieces to make little sausages and flatten them and add toes. The tail piece just needs to be a round ball. Stick on the feet and tail making sure your scratch, wet and wiggle them.
Roll the two arm pieces into sausages, flatten and shape hands at one end and shoulders at the other. Add the fingers on the hands. Scratch, wet and wiggle the arms to stick them on and then shape them round the front of the body. Then get ready for the ears.
Roll the ear pieces into pointy sausages and flatten then and curl them round to make them more like ears. One end of each ear needs to be squashed where it will stick on the head. Scratch, wet and wiggle to stick the ears onto the head. Poke holes for eyes and mark the nose and mouth and your bunny is done!!
Bunny photo shoot! I added an Easter egg I made from an extra bit of clay! I’ll add a bit of extra for this in the Dipsy bunny bags!
This is what I made from my other 2 balls of clay! I’ll post some pictures of what I did soon.
Coming soon: making animals with a round body