By: Debbie Buckland
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVED the Smurfs growing up! This cute Clay Smurf Figurine totally reminds me of my childhood, and would make a great gift for anyone who was a fan of the show as a child or an adult. If you’re feeling really creative, you could create the whole Smurf clan, complete with a little Smurfette and some colorful and cute clay houses! This is an adorable project and one that kids and adults of all generations are sure to appreciate.
Blue block of Polymer clay
White block of Polymer clay
Black block of Polymer clay
Various clay tools
1. Shape your head, body, nose and ears – leaving enough blue for arms and a small tail.
2. Roll ear edges and attach ears and nose to head.
3. The way I molded my pieces to the other pieces all throughout this tutorial is I used Fiskars Embossing tools at
all joins. I used extra large ball end and very fine ball ends.
4. Attach head to body.
5. Roll two pieces of blue and make arms. Roll one end to make the hand and cut 2 slits in to make 3 fingers and
add a little oval to make the thumb.
6. The following picture shows the finished hand/arm and the ready rolled arm ready to make the hand.
7. Flatten arms at shoulders a bit and attach to body making sure the thumb is to the side of the body.
8. Wash your hands here so there’s no blue on your white clay.
9. And take some white and work it into a hat for your smurf. Roughly like the body shape but with a flat bit to put
on the head.
10. Take two small balls of white and two even smaller balls of black.
11. Flatten the white then put the balls of black on each and then flatten them. Now you have eyeballs!
12. Make eye stockets above the nose on the head. This also helps form the eyebrows.
13. Then add the eyes and indent your Smurf’s smile.
14. Now take some white and make some pants. Add a little tail.
15. Now make tear drop type shapes out of white as these are the feet/legs.
16. Add the legs/feet to the body – make sure that your Smurf stands properly and adjust feet if necessary.
17. Also adjust the arms/head the way you want them now.
18. Bake in the oven according to packet instructions. Of course if you are using paper clay let to dry over night or
24 hours which ever is longer and then paint by hand when fully dry.