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Polymer Clay Dinosaur Eye

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Who’s that lurking in the depths of the jungle?! 

Bring your favourite dinosaur to life with these realistic polymer clay eyes! 

  • Step 1Paint in the dinosaurs pupil on the flat side of the glass stone. Also add in a black ring around the outside of the stone. Use a wooden scratch board tool to scratch the edges of the black away as shown. Allow to dry completely.
  • Step 2Add in a layer of yellow paint around the edges of the pupil and use the same technique as before to scratch in the edges of the paint. Allow to dry completely.
  • Step 3Add in a layer of orange paint around the edges of the yellow and use the same technique as before to scratch in the edges of the paint. Allow to dry completely.
  • Step 4To complete the glass eye, place onto a scrap piece of paper or paper plate and cover the flat surface of the stone in PVA glue. Sprinkle gold glitter over the entire surface, tipping off any excess and then allow to dry completely. Use the scrap paper/paper plate to tip the excess glitter back into the tub.
  • Step 5Take some polymer clay (we have started with black) and begin to work it in your hand until it’s nice and soft. Use a rolling pin to roll it out nice and flat so it’s approximately 2mm thick and your eye can sit nicely in the middle with a good amount of space around it.
  • Step 6Begin working your next colour of clay (we have used purple) and then roll it out flat. Use a scratch board tool or clay tools to cut out top and bottom eye lid shapes, then lay them over the glass eye and press firmly into place.
  • Step 7Now it’s time to get creative! You can add all sorts of layers and details to your eye at this point. We have used a contrasting colour on the inner and outer edges of the eye, a double eye lid and then some decorative features under and at the edge of the eye. It’s also good to trim the edge of the eye at this point. Use the sharp needle clay tool to trim around the outside and create a straight edge.
  • Step 8To finish off your dinosaur eye, use a scratch board tool or clay tools to create texture. Once complete, bake your dinosaur eye in an oven. The clay hardens after baking for 15-30 minutes at 100-130 degrees, depending on the thickness of the design.
  • Step 9Once your eye has been baked, allow to cool completely. It should now be nice and hard. Use PVA glue to stick black glitter to the thick edge of the dinosaur eye, giving it a beautiful finish! Allow to dry.
  • Step 10Your dinosaur eye is now complete!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
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Artist Paint Brushes - Assorted
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CleverPatch Fine Glitter - Gold
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Product Code: 15148 145g Shaker Tub
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Product Code: 15243 245g Shaker Tub
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Product Code: 15733 Pack of 20
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Wooden Rolling Pins
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Product Code: 16878 75ml
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Product Code: 16879 75ml
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Product Code: 16885 75ml
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Pottery Tool Kit
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Glass Stones
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CleverPatch Polymer Clay - Assorted
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Product Code: 18796 Pack of 12
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