Clay Animals – Racoon

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Clay Animals – Racoon

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I am so happy with how these clay animals turned out!   I am going to be presenting “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn to my kindergarten classes in a few weeks (as a story play).  I was having a lot of trouble finding or making raccoon figures.  I decided to try Crayola Model Magic grey clay.  I roughly molded the body of a mother raccoon and a smaller child.  I found the clay quite easy to work with and am happy with the result.  The mother raccoon is just under 3 inches tall.

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When they were dry, I covered them in glue.  I really wanted them to look like they had fur/hair so I cut chunky yarn into really small pieces.  I then stuck the yarn onto my critters.

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Once the glue was dry, I cut the black raccoon mask out of felt.  I used felt for the ears, nose and tail stripes as well.  Hot glue worked best to keep the felt stuck.

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Once everything was dry, my raccoons were done!  I can’t wait to use these clay animals as characters in my story play, but for now, my kids are enjoying playing with them at home.  I like the idea of using the clay for animals, but I love adding the extra fuzzy look with the yarn.  I will be making many more of these critters in the future!

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