How to make a 3D wolf model

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How to make a 3D wolf model
You can make a 3D model of a wolf out of polymer clay. (Getty Creative)

When learning about mammals, it can be exciting to create a project relating to the animals you're studying. For example, you can create a 3D model of a wolf when learning about boreal forest mammals. If sculpted using certain guidelines, you can use your wolf in a report presentation or place it inside a diorama on boreal forests.

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Things you need

  • Craft wire
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Aluminium foil
  • Polymer clay
  • Clay knife
  • Toothpick
  • Swiss roll tray
  • Oven

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use needle-nosed pliers to bend a 13-cm (5-inch) long wire into an oval. This will be the body of the wolf.

  2. 2

    Twist an 8-cm (3-inch) piece of wire into a circle onto one end of the oval for the wolf's head.

  3. 3

    Attach an 8-cm (3-inch) piece of wire sticking straight out on the other end of the oval for the wolf's tail.

  4. 4

    Attach two 8-cm (3-inch) pieces of wire onto each of the wide sides of the oval for the wolf's legs.

  5. 5

    Stuff a ball of aluminium foil into the body and head of the structure.

  6. 6

    Cover the structure with grey polymer clay.

  7. 7

    Use a clay knife to sculpt the paws, muzzle, ears and tail of the wolf out of the polymer clay.

  8. 8

    Use a toothpick to add detail onto the wolf sculpture, such as fur, eyes, nose holes, claws and teeth.

  9. 9

    Place the wolf sculpture onto an aluminium Swiss roll tray.

  10. 10

    Bake the sculpture in a 150 degree oven for 15 minutes. Allow the model to cool completely before displaying it. Different clays will bake at different temperatures, so check the instructions on the packaging.

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