1. Roll out a large sheet of
Delight to 1/8" thick on plastic wrap and cover the egg. Smooth any
bumps with finger. Roll two medium sized balls for the wings and two
balls for the ears. Shape balls into tall triangles as shown and secure
to egg body with tacky glue. Roll one more small clay ball and shape
into a cone. Secure cone for beak with glue.
2. Add a little glue to the threaded area of a screw eye and press into
the top of the head for a loop. Cut two 3 1/2" long pieces of wire and
shape into feet at one end (see owl in left side of photo). Press
straight end of each wire into bottom of body and then remove for now.
Allow the Delight to dry overnight or longer. The clay will have a
little give but will feel dry and very lightweight when ready to paint.
Refer to the finished project photo for the remaining steps:
3. Paint the body (egg) with tan acrylic paint and let dry. Paint the
wings and ears brown and let dry. Using a pencil, draw large oval eyes
on the owl. Paint the eyes with white paint and let dry. Using a marker,
draw in black dots for the eye pupils. Using a brown marker, outline the
white-eye ovals with a 3/16" thick line.
4. When completely dry, spray the ornament with sealer and let dry as
directed. Glue the wire legs in place and let dry. To make a hanging
ornament, thread cording through the loop and tie off at the top. Enjoy!