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)
If you use about 150 grams of clay. Your ball of clay from Dipsy dragon will make 2 mice or other animals.
**Remember to scratch and wet both surfaces of the clay when you stick bits of clay to each other**
This chick is also based on a cone like the bunny in the last post. Start with two equal sized balls of clay.