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Ladybug clay magnet

LadyBug Magnet – Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to make a cute refrigerator magnet using self hardening clay. This ladybug magnet is easy to shape and paint…so you could give it a shot!

LadyBug Magnet

How to make a ladybug magnet using clay:

Step 1:

Make a ball out of self hardening clay (Shilpkar clay has been used for this project). Alternatively polymer clay can be used.

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Step 2:

Make the base oval / dome shape of the lady bug by flattening one side of the ball as shown.

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Step 3:

Make a smaller piece for the head and attach the two pieces together.

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Step 4:

Using a toothpick or string, make a vertical line at the center of the body of the bug while the clay is still a bit soft and moldable.

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Allow the model to air dry for half hour or so.

Step 5:

We start to paint using acrylic colors… first the body of the bug.

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…Followed by painting the head, the spots and eyes.

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Allow the paint dry.

Step 6:

Flip the model.

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Step 7:

Apply a coat of clear varnish.

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Done!

Note : If Polymer clay is used, it has to be baked so that the model hardens. If it is M Seal or Shilpkar Hobby clay, then it will air dry and harden.

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