Much like the original inspiration, however I changed their facial features slightly by rotating the direction in which they were looking. I ramped the yellow up to provide an extra pop of summer colour. If you like them, you can see how easily I made them here.
- Crazy clay (air dry clay)
Step One: Pinch of a piece of clay and roll it into a round ball.
Step two: Roll the round ball between your thumb and forefinger such that the top half is bigger than the bottom. The top half will be the head and the bottom the body.
Step three: Press the bottom of the clay outwards - you are starting to create the tail
Step four: Pull the tail out and run your finger along the back of the bird - you now have a basic bird shape
Step five: Roll a tiny piece of clay into a small triangle shape and stick on as the beak - tinier the better (note - crazy clays is ideal for this project - things get difficult from this point if you are using a different type of clay.
Step Six: Attach a small bit of clay to one end of the peg and then place the bird on top of this piece of clay (when crazy clay is wet, it bonds effortlessly)
Step seven: Now use a pin to create a little eye. Leave to dry and paint if desired.