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How to Make a Farm Pig From Cloud Clay by Linda Peterson

How to make a farm Pig From Cloud Clay by Linda Peterson Hero How to Make a Farm Pig From Cloud Clay by Linda Peterson

This adorable little guy is the subject of Linda Peterson’s easy-to-make craft tutorial: How to Make a Farm Pig From Cloud Clay! Cloud Clay is an air dry medium that’s a favorite with kids of all ages. With a plastic water bottle armature and a little acrylic paint you can make this cutie pie pig! Featured in the Cool2Craft FaveCrafts newsletter.

Cloud Clay – white
Acrylic paint – pink, black and white
Water bottle – empty
Bowl of water
Masking tape
Paintbrush
Brayer or rolling pin
Scissors

Hints:  Air dry clay can dry out if left exposed to air too long.  To prevent this, keep unused clay wrapped in plastic wrap.  You can add one drop of water to your fingers to work into the clay.  Too much water makes the clay too sticky.

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Comments

  1. Linda …your pig is just to cute ! Neat way to keep the plastic bottles out of the landfills..

  2. Linda – this pig is absolutely adorable!!! Love how you have used a water bottle for the base. SOOOOO clever!

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