Frog Craft


Instructions for making this hoppy little frog craft using polymer clay. This little guy has decided to sit down on a rock and relax for a while.



Age: 12+

Difficulty: Easy

Time Scale: 2 out of 5


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Supplies:

  • Sculpting Tools
  • skewer stick
  • Toaster oven
  • cookie sheet
  • tin foil

Polymer Clay: (sculpey® or fimo®)

  • 1 oz. green
  • 1/2 oz. pkg granite
  • small amount of white
  • small amount of black


I used Premo Sculpey® to make this. We have been having really warm weather the last few days, which has made it a bit difficult to work with. In the heat it becomes a little too soft.



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Frog Craft Instructions

For this frog craft, start with a 1/2 inch ball of green clay. When this has been conditioned and is soft, form the head, mouth and neck.


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Soften more green clay and make a 3/4 inch ball for the body.

Attach this to the neck and smooth together.

Shape a bit of a bulge for the tummy.


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Roll two small pea size green balls of clay for the eyes.
Put these on the top of the head and poke holes in them with a skewer stick.


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Add two very small balls of white clay with a dot of black in the center for the eyeball.

Poke small holes in the nose for nostrils.



Now, using a ball of clay that is just under 1/2 inch, roll into a snake shape 1 3/4 inches long. Make two of these.


Squeeze the end of this to make the front foot. Shape the toes. Leave the clay in between each toe, for the webbing.

Attach the front legs to the body, up high near the neck.


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This is going to be a frog that is sitting upright more like a cartoon type, rather than a real one. These front legs will look more like arms and hands.



Start with a 1/2 inch ball and roll into a snake 2 1/2 inches long to make the back legs on the frog craft. Squish down the end, for the foot and form the toes.


Measure up 3/4's of an inch from the end of the foot and bend the leg. Make another bend in the leg, 1 inch up from this, for the knee.

Attach legs, on the sides of the lower body.


Use a 1 inch ball of the granite colored polymer clay and form into a rock shape.

Sit the frog craft on the rock and push down slightly to stick the pieces together.


Sculpey-rock

Smooth out fingerprints and other marks. Mine had a lot of imperfections that needed fixed before baking. It was worse than usual, because of high room temperature, while working with the clay.


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Put on a small cookie sheet covered with tin foil. Bake in a 275 F pre-heated toaster oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. Time may vary. Follow instructions on the package, for the correct baking times, for the type of polymer clay you are using.



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