In this post we are going to learn how to make a clay Captain America. We’ve done up a Captain America in Air-Dry Clay, and another with Polymer Clay so you also get to see the side by side comparison of the two different finishing. Polymer Clay tends to consume more time, as you’ll need to condition the clay before start. The Polymer Clay project took about 1 hour and the air dry clay took about 30 minutes.
Prepare these colors for a start.
Make a big sphere for the head, two sphere for the eyes, and a semi circle that’s going to represent the lower part of it’s face.
Attached them all together to make Captain America’s face
Next, prepare 2 little triangles
Use a tool with pointy head, and press lightly on one side of the triangle
These are the wings
Attached them on the head, and here’s how you make a clay Captain America’s head.
Then we move forward to it’s body. Make a cylinder shape
Cut out a long white strip
…And wrap it around the lower part of body
With a lot of patience, cut out a small star shape. This will be the hardest part in this tutorial, if you find it too difficult to cut out the star shape, you can skip this part, and use acrylic to paint the star when the clay is dry and ready
Stick the star on the body
Attached the head to the body
Poke an eye pin from it’s head so it’ll secure the head and body, and you can make it into a keychain later on
Once it’s done, make it’s arms and foot
And stick them to the Captain America’s body and you’re done! On the left it’s a Captain America done in air dry clay and on the right it’s the polymer clay.
The Floor is yours…
Have you try to make a clay Captain America or any other superheros? Please leave a comment below and share your claying experience with the community.
Tags: captain america, clay tutorial, cute figurines, Polymer clay VS air dry clay