I expect you are starting to think about Christmas! Well if you wanted to make some little creatures with Christmas hats here's a quick tutorial to help you. You can find my free tutorial to make the little sleeping cats like the one shown on my blog here.
|Cara Jane's Free Sleeping Cat Tutorial|
Of course any animal could become a Christmas animal with a little Santa hat not just cats - the owls love them!
|You will need a little creature such as this cat and a small amount of red and white polymer clay|
|Roll a small ball of red clay and then roll it backwards and forwards with your finger on one end only to make a cone|
|Here's a nice hat cone|
|I like to chop the other end off so the bottom of the hat will be flat|
|Test the hat for size, this was a little big so I chopped a bit of clay off and rerolled it into a slightly smaller cone.|
|Roll a very thin log of white clay - moving your fingers out towards the end as you roll will help the log spread out and get thinner.|
|Wrap the white around the very bottom edge of the hat to look like a fur trim. Trim of the excess white and join the ends so you have a neat band of white around the bottom of the hat|
|Roll an even tinier ball of white clay to be a pom pom on the end of the hat. I poke a hole into it so that I can push the red point of the hat into it and then firm it gently in place so that it will stick to the hat but still be round.|
|Put the hat on your creature and bend it over if you wish - I like them like that myself but you can off course leave it sticking up. Your sleeping cat is now a lovely little Christmasy ornament. A lovely gift for a friend who likes cats!|
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Hope all your Christmas Preparations go smoothly!