How To Make a Pig Music Box with Air Dry Clay

Today’s post will be on how to make a pig music box with polymer clay, and I think this is a good time especially Christmas is so near and this will do a fabulous christmas hand made gift. Hopefully you’ll be able to learn something new from this post and enjoy yourself as well.

The tutorial has been divided into 3 parts. When you’re done with each part, keep the finishing aside so they don’t get dirty while you’re doing the others. Be aware that today’s tutorial is a bit more time consuming. However, I think the end result is well worth the effort. I get people asking where to buy the music box base. Here’s where you can buy it. Click here to buy music box.

Part 1: How to make a air dry clay pig

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Make them into shape as shown above. From Left : 2 ears, a thin log for lips, red for the tongue, a big sphere for the head, and the nose. You can create the holes on the nose with any tools with a flat or round end (ex : a pen’s cap)

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Stick them together as shown on picture

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Next, these are for the eyes

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And this is for the knuckle

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This is going to be the shower cap. Make a small sphere and flatten it

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With fingers, pinch lightly to make textures shown as above

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Next make another small sphere and press it towards the middle of the shower cap. Use a sharp tool to make textures as shown as above

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Attach them all together and you have a cute clay pig!

Part 2 : How to make a clay towel and shower sponge

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I’ve chosen a light green and a purple for the towel

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Flatten out the purple first with a roller, then flatten out the green separately. Cut the green one to 2 long strips and put them on top of the purple as shown above. Run your roller over a few times to make sure they stick.

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Cut it into a long towel shape. Then use a blade and cut the end of the towel to create “frills”.

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Make a yellow rectangle, grab any brush you can find in your house, and poke it softly on the clay to create some uneven textures. I’m using a suede brush.

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Attend to all the surface, and you’ll get a nice looking shower sponge

Part 3 : How to make the base of the music box, and put everything together

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Begin by choosing 2 different shades of brown. Roll them together, and flat them out with a roller. Cut out different rectangles shapes as shown above

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Use a pointy tool, or a tooth pick, to create texture that looks like wood

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Stick the wood pieces onto a music box. Try to make them into different heights and width. (Alternatively, if you do not have a music box, you can cut out a cylinder shape from a poly foam and make it as your base )

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Continue adding the wood shapes as you work your way around the music box

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Once you’re done with the vertical woods, make the horizontal ones. To make it more realistic, poke a hole on each of the end of the wood.

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Next we’re going to make the water. Mix 70% blue with 30% white clay

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Try not to blend them for too long as you want to keep the texture obvious so it looks like water. Flatten it with roller

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…and slowly put in on the music box

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Stretch some of the water out of the wood tub so it looks like the water is splashing out

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Last but not least, make a lot of white clay into small sphere, these will be the bubbles for your pig to play with. Once you’re done, put everything together, and you’ll get a cute little pig bathing in a wood tub.

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Tips: Use glue so everything stay in place!

The Floor is yours…
Have you try to make a pig music box with polymer clay?  Please leave a comment below and share your claying experience with the community.

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  1. Lori Reply

    Adorable!! I have got to try this. Where did you find the music box?