Polymer Clay Elephant Ornament Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Elephant Ornament Tutorial by KatersAcres

This cute little elephant ornament is perfect for the holidays, gift giving, or for the elephant lover. Enjoy!





  • Polymer Clay Elephant Ornament Tutorial by KatersAcresFully condition your 1/2 block Premo! clay.
  • Roll your clay on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Use the following cutters and cut out the corresponding shapes
    • 2, 1/4″ rounds for feet
    • 2, 1/2″ teardrops for ears
    • 1, 3/4″ round for face
    • 1, 1.25″ round for body
  • Stack the pieces as shown in the bottom left corner & as described below.
    • Place the 1.25″ round down first.
    • Place both teardrops going slightly over the sides with “points” toward the center.
    • Place the 3/4″ round so its top and the top of the bottom round are on the same plane.
    • Place the two smaller rounds directly underneath the “face” toward the middle.
  • Using the scraps from your pieces, cut a trunk in the shape you’d like to fit your elephant.
  • Place it on the top of the face round and hanging down onto the feet.
  • Add white tusks (if you’d like) and some white toenails if you’d like.
  • Bend some 18 gauge silver wire and place it on top of the ears, sandwiched between the head & body with a few drops of Bake & Bond to help hold it in place after baking.
  • Add 2 glass seed beads for eyes.
  • Bake your elephant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
  • After your elephant has been baked add a coat of varnish if you choose.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,


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