DIY unicorn clothespin dolls… | The Doll Coloring Book

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Unicorn clothespin dolls are finished.

Unlike many other clothespin crafts, these unicorns are made by rotating the full length of the clothespin forward, leaving the segmented sections angled to the side. On the lower ends of each pin on the front and back, you’ll need to paint two sets of hooves black.

Support list:

  • Oven clay
  • Acrylic or poster paints
  • 1 cotton ball
  • White hair
  • white fur
  • colorful yarn
  • white school glue
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Colorful glitter of unicorn horn

Step by step instructions:

  1. Using oven-baked clay, shape the unicorn’s nose by rolling a ball of clay about 1/2” thick. Gently press this shape into the head of the clothespin to shape the part so that it fits snugly on the wooden pin with glue after it bakes. If you are using Sculpey, this part of the clay will not shrink during the baking process.
  2. Before baking a unicorn nose, take a small toothpick or pencil and press a hole for the nostrils and smiley into the clay. Now bake the clay according to the instructions on the package.
  3. When the clay has cooled, glue the unicorn’s nose in place
  4. Cut unicorn ear shapes out of white felt and attach to either side of the animal’s head.
  5. Sculpture a horn out of clay and bake. When this is cool, smear on white glue and dip it in the glitter.
  6. Glue the horn over the unicorn’s nose.
  7. Roll out a cotton ball and smooth a layer of it with school glue around the nose, ears and horn of the unicorn’s head. This will help the small part stick together better and make the clay parts look as if they were all “carved” out of a single piece of wood.
  8. Paint the unicorn’s head white.
  9. Glue on the white fur to cover the rest of the body of the clothespin.
  10. Leave a few clothespins exposed at the bottom ends to draw four black hooves. (look at the picture)
  11. Do not draw in the details of the face such as: eyes, mouth, inner ear and nose.
  12. Hot glue a mane of yarn between the ears and down the back side of the clothespin about two inches.
  13. Hot glue on the yarn tail.
  14. Glue extra glitter or gems into the mane of yarn. (My choice.)
Steps for sculpting oven clay items from unicorn clothespin dolls.

Unicorn clothespins from different angles.

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