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Clay Creature Sculptures

Create an imaginative clay creature that combines unique features of many animals.

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Image: Colima, Dog (Xoloitzcuinti) Effigy, 200 BCE—300 CE, earthenware and slip paint. Museum purchase. 1960.15

Required materials

  • air-dry clay
  • bowl for water
  • paper towels
  • plastic knife
  • toothpicks
  • wax paper
  • sponge

Optional materials

  • chenille stems
  • googly eyes
  • clay tools
  • small found objects (seashells, popsicle, sticks, buttons, etc.)

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