Clay

Curious George Tic-Tac-Toe

By  Pam Sicely 

size: 7"x3"

  • Curious George Tic-Tac-Toe

Materials

  • Papier-mache box, 7”x3”
  • Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Chocolate, White, Beige, Yellow
  • Chalk: pink, brown, orange
  • Black seed beads, 10
  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: Blue Danube, Gecko, Hunter Green, Jubilee Green, Lime Green, Lime Sorbet, Spice Tan
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet

Tools

  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or wooden dowel
  • Old or promo credit card
  • Oven
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Ruler
  • Toothpicks
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Curious George Tic-Tac-Toe

  • 1. On covered work surface, paint top of box Blue Danube and bottom of box Gecko. Let dry.
  • 2. For game board, use black marker to divide lid of box into nine equal sections.
  • 3. Print and cut out patterns. Transfer jungle onto sides of box.
  • 4. Paint grass Jubilee Green, frawns Lime Green, leaves on top Hunter Green, plant on right corner Lime Sorbet, and vines Spice Tan. Let dry.
  • 5. Use black marker to outline plants and write "Tic Tac Toe" on lid edges.
  • 6. On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
  • 7. For George, roll 1/2" Chocolate ball and 1/2" White ball. Blend balls together (for head). Roll 1/2" Beige ball (faces) and 10 1/2" Chocolate balls (ears). Roll balls to 1/4" thickness. Cut George patterns from clay. Press faces and ears on heads.
  • 8. For bananas, roll 1/2" Yellow ball to 1/4" thickness. Cut banana patterns from clay.
  • 9. Use toothpick to add details on George. Apply pink chalk on George's cheeks and brown and orange chalk on bananas.
  • 10. Follow manufacturer's instruction to bake pieces on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.
  • Note
  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.