I enjoy celebrating holidays in miniature. Last year my little dolls showed you how they prepare. This year I decided to make chocolate Easter bunnies. During our club meeting by Zoom I attempted to sculpt a sitting bunny using Fimo. It wasn’t going well in part because I’m no sculptor and in part because the Fimo was too firm to get the detail I was hoping for. Karin offered to help by dropping off an Easter bunny mold. She included a chunk of Sculpey III, which was the real breakthrough. After making some tiny molded bunnies, I got brave and tried to sculpt a sitting bunny. Here are the results of my Sculpey attempt.
I also tried to “fatten” the molded bunnies. Oops! we had a little material failure, but that’s all part of the learning. Other than that, I found the Sculpey had much more elasticity and was easier to work with.
The next session, I used my first sitting bunny as a guide and set to making three more. I rolled three balls of Sculpey 3/8″ in diameter, then pushed them into the approximate shape.
It was helpful to do three at a time as it gave me more practice. With a wooden carving tool and ball stylus, I started pushing the Sculpey into shape to bring out more detail.
Once satisfied with the body shape, I added the tails.
I made the ribbons using a tiny, tiny string of white Sculpey with a pinch of pink Fimo for color. Then with a very light touch, I flattened the string. With a little fiddling, I added the bows. Once baked, I coated them with matte ModPodge. Certainly not perfect, but I am satisfied as a first attempt.
Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate and happy spring season to everyone! Continue to stay safe in your mini worlds.