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Under 7, 7 to 12
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Polymer Clay Lemur
Make a ring-tailed lemur out of clay.
  • Aluminum foil
  • White, black, and gray polymer clay (available at most craft stores)
  • Cookie sheet
  • Small piece of yellow felt
  • Craft glue
  • Black marker
  • Plastic table covering
Step 1
Prepare the Clay

Cover your work surface with the plastic covering. Massage small amounts of clay until it is pliable.

Step 2
Make the Body and Legs

Use the gray clay to make the following pieces:

  • Flat oval (2” long) for the body
  • 4 snake-like pieces (3” long for the legs)
Step 3
Make the Face

Use the white clay to make a triangle (about 1 1/2” across) for the face. Use the black clay to make the lemur’s eyes, nose, and ears.

Step 4
Make the Tail

Roll two snake-like pieces (3” long) out of the white and black clay. Twist them together like a candy cane. Use this piece for the tail.

Step 5
Bake Your Lemur

Put all the pieces together and place them on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Bake the clay lemur for 15 minutes at 275° F.

Step 6
Add Eyes

After you take the craft out of the oven, glue two small circles of yellow felt on your lemur for eyes. Draw on pupils with a black marker.

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