Clay Monster Huggers

Stephanie is here today to share a super cute and funny Valentine’s Day project that you can make with your kids! Here’s Stephanie:If you are looking for a non-cutesy valentines gift that even the kids can make, you only need one supply; Oven hardening polymer clay in your choice of colours and you can make these clay monster huggers!

Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky

Roll yourself 1 large ball for the body, 2 medium balls for the feet, 2 sausages for arms, small balls for the eyes and 1 small ball for the tongue!

Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky

Start by shaping your monster’s body. I grew up watching shows like trapdoor, so you can tell where my inspiration came from! Shape the feet into tear drop shapes and squish your body on top of the feet.

Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
Now attach the arms, have one slightly higher and one slightly lower, assuming the ‘hug’ position.
Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
Now add your eyeballs!
Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
Make little indentations in the eyeballs and add small balls of black polymer clay, unless, like me you realise you didn’t have any. Don’t worry you can use a black permanent marker  (which technically takes the supply list up to 2 items!) after the clay has hardened in the oven. You can also create an indent for the mouth.
Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
Flatten the tongue and make a little indent down the centre and push into the mouth indentation.
Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
You don’t want to leave your monster pal hanging, so make a little buddy and bake them both in the oven according to the instructions on your clay packaging. (for the fimo brand this is 30 minutes at 110C/230F).
Clay Monster Huggers-Kid Valentines DIY by the crafty kitty for hideous dreadful stinky
These guys really love holding hands too!! Feel the love!
Variations
  • Make a small scale version and use as a pencil topper
  • Make using white clay and paint once hardened
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I'm Marigold and I like to make stuff. Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! is a place where I share my love of DIY and working with my hands. You'll find projects for kids and adults that are quirky, fun, artful and functional.You can email me at marigoldhaske@gmail.com