How to Make a Standing Tiger Out of Clay

Опубликовал Admin
4-05-2021, 13:00
Clay is fun to work with. You can make almost anything out of it; animals, objects, and more things. This article will talk about how you can make something out of clay in the animal "category", tigers.


  1. Find a flat, clean workspace to create your clay tiger. If you create it on a bumpy surface, the tiger might look bumpy or some parts smaller than the other, for example, the head is bumpy or one leg is bigger than the other. A flat space will help you make your clay tiger comfortably.
  2. Start with a big piece of orange clay. Roll it into a ball. Shape it into a rectangular prism. Round the edges to help it look like a tiger's body.
  3. Roll a smaller piece of orange clay into a ball. This will be the head. Stick the head at the end of the body with a toothpick.
    • To stick the head on, break a toothpick in half. Poke one of the halves of the toothpick in the place you're going to put the head. Stick the head onto the toothpick. Don't let any of the toothpick show up at the bottom, and make sure the toothpick doesn't stick out. The toothpick will help the head stay and not fall off.
  4. Roll two small yellow balls of clay and add them to the bottom (not all the way at the bottom) of the head. Poke small holes in them.
  5. Roll another small ball of yellow clay, and add them under the two muzzles, in the middle. You will see a mouth form.
  6. Roll two small orange pieces of clay into two balls for the ears. Flatten them, but keep them a little thick. Stick them on top of the head, one on the left, one on the right.
  7. Flatten two smaller pieces of black clay, and flatten (this time, not thick at all). Stick them on the front of the ears. These will show the inside of the ear.
  8. Make eyes using two small balls of black clay. Stick them on the (not all the way on the top) top.
  9. Add a nose using pink or black clay. Shape a ball of clay into a triangle and stick it in the high middle of the snout (where the muzzle and mouth are).
  10. Make arms by rolling two cylinders of orange clay. Stick them to the front sides of the body.
  11. Bend the end for paws. If you'd like, you can add pads and/or claws.
  12. Make legs by rolling two cylinders of orange clay. Bend the ends to create paws. Stick the legs to the back sides of the body.
  13. Make a tail by rolling a cylinder of orange clay into a thinner cylinder. Roll a black oval of clay and stick it at the end of the orange strip. Stick it where the bottom will be.
  14. Make lots of strips of black clay. Stick them everywhere (not all over, or the tiger will be messy!) for stripes.
  15. Finished.


  • Use a toothpick to hold the head in place.
  • Make sure you don't put too many stripes on the face, or it may block the eyes and/or nose.
  • You can also make a sitting tiger if you'd like.
  • Be creative! You don't have to use orange, because if you want to create a Siberian tiger out of clay, you have to use white instead of orange.
  • Make sure that when you cook the tiger, the tiger is made of a clay you can cook, not one you can't cook. Baking one that cannot be cooked may cause fire and/or cause the clay to melt. Examples of clay that cannot be cooked are air-dry clay, modeling clay, play dough, etc.
  • You can make your tiger any size you want.
  • You can also paint the stripes after drying your tiger.


  • Do not cook clay that can't be cooked in the oven! It may cause a bad smell if it melts, or even a fire! Read the clay instructions before cooking first.

Things You'll Need

  • Yellow, pink, orange, and black clay
  • Toothpick
Users of Guests are not allowed to comment this publication.
How to Make Legs Bigger (for Women)
Accentuating Body Features
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
Skin Health During Pregnancy
How to Woodburn
Wood Burning (Pyrography)
How to Get Rid of Termites
Ant and Termite Control
How to Make a Girl Happy
Long Term Dating
How to Do a Split
Splits (Gymnastics)
How to Make a Music Video
Making Music Videos