Steps in making a dinosaur made out of clay:
the type of dinosaur you plan to make with modeling clay. Research its
appearance and have a printed picture of it on hand for reference during
the sculpting process.
Form the dinosaur’s body from modeling clay by rolling it and pressing it to form the basic shape.
Cut one piece of 22-guage copper wire for each arm or leg of the
dinosaur. Base the length on the size of the clay body. Form the clay
around each piece of wire, which provides added structural support.
Leave several centimeters of wire exposed.
Stick each piece of exposed wire into the proper area of the dinosaur
body to attach the legs. Swipe your finger in an upward motion from the
top of the leg to the body to seal the gaps between the two.
Form the head, neck and tail of the dinosaur from the modeling clay.
Use a wire base if the dinosaur has a long neck or tail or extra large
head. Attach the sections to the body to complete the basic dinosaur
Add details to the modeling clay dinosaur. Use different colors to
form small shapes to represent the eyes, nostrils or any other
noticeable features. As an alternative, use a pointed clay tool or
toothpick to carve the different features directly onto the clay
Bake the clay dinosaur according to instructions specific to your type of modeling clay