There’s a trick to making birds and animals with hollow bodies. A hollow body uses less clay and is lighter and will dry out more quickly. To make a hollow body make two pitch pots and stick them together ….
I’ve written another blog post with more pictures showing how to make a hollow ball with pinch pots.
Use about 150g of clay to make a chicken or mouse. Your Dipsy ball of clay will make one of each.
Make two pinch pots and join them to make the body. Make a hole in the body and roll one end of the body to make it pointed for the nose – more pictures to follow.
This chicken is made with a solid body like the mouse in the previous post. Use about 150g of clay – a Dipsy Dragon ball of clay will make 2. (Any ammount of clay will do if you stick to the fractions given)
The larger dragons have taken about 2 hours each to make so I need to make some smaller simpler ones. I wanted to time how long it took but had people in the shop buying things!! Probably between 30 mins and 1 hour.