I love that narwhals have become so popular in the crafting world in the past year. If you would like to create an adorable narwhal of your own, you can make one with EasySculpt epoxy modeling clay.
To make this narwhal figurine, you will need:
- EasySculpt epoxy clay
- acrylic paint
Your package of EasySculpt will contain directions, gloves, and the two parts of the clay: resin and hardener.
Wearing gloves, remove equal parts of EasySculpt resin and hardener. It is important to keep the ratios even so that the clay will set up properly.
Roll, fold, and mix the two parts together until the clay is a uniform color. If there is any marbling in the clay, keep mixing.
Once the clay is fully mixed, you have quite a bit of time to work with the EasySculpt. When you are creating a figurine like this, you will need to let the clay set up for 60-75 minutes before you can begin shaping the clay into a form that will hold. If you try to form it earlier, the clay will lose its shape.
Once the clay reaches this firm, but pliable state you can create the narwhal shape. Use one tiny amount of clay to roll out the horn. Form the narwhal by creating a rounded teardrop for the body which extends out into the tail shape.
If you would like the narwhal tail to curve upward like mine, you will need to place something underneath the tail as the clay cures. The clay will be fully cured in 24 hours.
Since EasySculpt is already a light grey color, I chose not to paint the body of the narwhal. Instead, I painted the horn white and added dots of black and pink to create the narwhal’s eyes and cheeks. Finally, I painted on a cute smile!
This darling narwhal has a smooth, porcelain-like finish thanks to the EasySculpt. What other fun critters would you make using EasySculpt clay?
Jessica Hill is the creative mind behind the blog, Mad in Crafts. For nearly 9 years, Jessica has shared crazy good creativity from her Mad House to yours. When she’s not creating, Jessica loves the Detroit Tigers, craft beer, and spending time with her family and rescue dog.