Neko Cat Polymer Clay Charm

Deborah Liu | Mommy School

Neko and Co is a fun little page about the adventures of a cat, Koko, and her friends. You can check it out her work at Neko + Co's Page.  This easy little cat take about 20 minutes to make, and requires only a few colors of clay to complete.  


Supplies 

  • Polymer clay - transparent, gold, green, black and brown
  • 1" eye pin 
  • Craft knife 
  • Pin tool 


Body

  • Take a ball of clay and push knife through the bottom cross-wise. 
  • Smooth the edges of the legs 


Head 

  • Using the transparent clay, mold a head shape for the cat.  Pull a little bit of the clay up to make ears.  Roll a gold piece of clay and flatten to place on the head.  
  • Using pin tool, poke two holes for eyes. Place two black dots in the holes. 
  • Make an oval shaped nose with the brown and place in the middle of the face. 
  • Taking the pin tool mark the whiskers.


Assembly 

  • Using a curved tool or your nail, remove a chunk from the back of the head. Press firmly to adhere to the body. 
  • Take the tail and curve it around the back. Press down to adhere.
  • Put a gold and green mark on the hind leg. 
  • Using the pin tool, mark the nails at the base of the foot. 
  • Insert the eye pin through the head and make sure it goes into the body. 

Bake

  • Preheat oven at 275 degrees F.  Bake the cat for 15 minutes and remove to cool. 

Thread a cord through the eyepin, and your charm is complete! 


Categories: Kids Crafts, Clay
Tags: clay, jewelry, polymer-clay, charm, cats