How to Make a Clay Fox

Written by natasha wright | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Clay Fox
You can easily craft a fox out of clay. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Any craft project that can be imagined can be created out of modelling clay, given enough time and patience from the artist. Animal designs are one common theme in clay modelling craft projects. The fox is one easy-to-make design.

Knead the clay until it is all smooth and workable.

Break off a small chunk of clay and place it on a flat surface. Roll the chunk with one of your hands until it is cylindrical. This will be the fox's body.

Break off five smaller chunks of equal size. Roll each chunk on a flat surface until it is cylindrical. Four of these will be the legs and one will be the tail. Using a fingernail, score one end of each leg and score the part of the body to which you would like to attach the leg. Stick the scored portions together and smooth the clay around the seam on the leg and the body so that the area is smooth and uniform. Repeat with all four legs and the tail.

Roll another small chunk of clay (smaller than the legs) so that it is cylindrical. This will be the fox's neck. Score one end and score the part of the body to which you would like to attach the neck. Stick the neck to the body and smooth the clay.

Roll a small ball of clay for the head. Using your thumb and index finger, pinch small sections of clay at the top of the ball to be the ears and a small section to be the fox's snout. Score the underside of the head with your fingernail and adhere it as you did the legs, neck and tail.

Either let the clay dry until it hardens, or bake it in an oven if the directions for your modelling clay permit it.

Things you need

  • Modelling clay
  • Flat surface
  • Oven (optional)

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