Crafting with kids is a great way to pass the time and exercise your creative muscles. Being a crafty mom, I enjoy spending time with my kids this way, and I enjoy it, even more, when I get the chance to create along with them. So here is an easy DIY that you can do along with your kids with nothing more than a little bit of oven baked clay, a toothpick, a hot glue gun and a magnet.
To make this project I used brown, black, white and blue clay.
First I took some brown clay and divided it into two portions. In the larger portion, I added some black clay to darken it and in the smaller portion, I lightened it with white.
I rolled it together so that it was combined but you could still see the different colours in the clay. I like the realistic effect.
The larger portion is divided into a tear-shaped body, two very small balls for ears and a long snake shape.
The smaller portion is divided into a smaller tear shaped belly, two cheeks, and a head.
Use a toothpick to create a fur texture on the head and body of the otter.
Divide the snake shape into five equal lengths. Shape them into rounded ends and attach as the limbs and tail.
Add two small black eyes and a larger nose.
Now grab some blue clay with a small amount of black and white. Combine but don’t overmix. Flatten into a circle and attach your otter.
Bake according to the directions for your clay. Allow to cool and attach a magnet with a hot glue gun.