CLAY DOUGH RECIPE
1 CUP FLOUR
2 TEASPOONS CREAM OF TARTAR
1/4 CUP SALT
1 CUP WATER - ROOM TEMPERATURE
1 TEASPOON OIL
Next you want to make 2 ovals. The oval shapes are for the bears BODY and EARS. To make the oval shapes, first you want to make the clay into round shapes (...just like you did when you were making the head, except this time this round ball needs to be bigger.) - roll the clay in the palm of your hands in a circular motion. To turn the round shapes into ovals, roll the clay in a back and forth motion in the palms of your hands.
Now you want to roll out the clay for the arms and legs. Start by rolling the clay into a round ball. Next roll the round clay ball either between the palms of your hands or on a counter top adding light pressure with the palm of your hand. Kinda like you are making a clay snake.... eeeehhhhuuuuu, Loraine doesn't like snakes, but I do!
Loraine likes to make the BODY of the bear first, because she says it gives you a base to work from. Place the larger oval shape on the counter. Push down on the body with enough pressure that the bottom of the oval becomes flat. By doing this your bear will be able to set without falling over. Use the point of a dull pencil to give your bear a Belly Button... giggle.
Take the larger of the 3 circles and place this circle on the top of the BODY of your bear. This larger circle will become your bear's HEAD. Next push the middle size circle onto the face, this is the MUZZLE of your bear. Add a bit of pressure here to make sure that the muzzle will stay onto the face.
Use a dull tipped pencil to make the EYES. Place the pencil tip into the clay, then pull the pencil back away from the head. There... now your bear can see what a wonderful job you are doing! Add the bears NOSE to the muzzle, just about on the top middle area of the muzzle.
Next lets work on the EARS. Take the smaller oval and cut it in half. There, now you have 2 ears for your bear. Hold 1 of the ears between your thumb and index finger and push the ear lightly onto your bears head. Again, add enough pressure to make sure the ears stay on.
Your bear sure is taking shape! Have you picked out a cool name for your Teddy Bear yet? You could even name your bear after your best friend. But something is missing here... hummmm, what could it be? Oh yes, you are right - your Teddy Bear needs arms and legs! Silly me, how could I forget that ... giggle.
Take the longer tube that you rolled and use it for the bears LEGS. Cut the tube in the middle. Where you make the cut, it will flatten the clay just a little. The flattened end you want to use your fingers to round it off. Next hold the tube in one hand, then use your index finger to press up on the rounded end of the tube to make the bears feet.
Take the shorter tube and use this for the bears ARMS. Cut the tube in half. The part of the tube you cut, round it off, just like you did for the legs. Now press the end, just a little, to flatten - like in the picture. Hold one of the arms with one hand, and with the other hand, hold the flattened area and pull up to give your Teddy Bear paws.
Now place the legs onto your Teddy Bear first. Put them in the areas where the RED crosses are. Make sure when you add the legs that the bear's feet go in the front. Next add the arms where the BLUE crosses are. There... your Teddy Bear is done! Wasn't that fun! I bet you had such a good time that you would like to make a zillion more Teddy Bears! ... giggle!
See some Fancy Bears... made by Loraine