How to Make the Cutest Little Clay Dragon

Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!I admit it. I have a thing for dragons. Which is why if you do a search on this site for the word “dragon” you’re gonna find things like   How to the Dragon craft How to Make Dragon Eyes and our other 3D Wall Dragon Craft or what is one of our most popular posts our How to Make a Dragon Egg. So yeah… dragon lover here. So here’s a  clay dragon  to add to the selection. It’s super easy to make!

Clay Dragon Supplies

Instructions

Roll some clay into three balls.  The size depends on the size you want your dragon to be.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Roll the middle one out in the shape shown. We made ours the size of a toothpick.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Curve the ends as shown for the head and tail.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Make the wings out of the other two balls. You can match one to the other.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Feel free to make yours a different shape.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

You now have two wings and a body piece. Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Take the wings and carefully mold  them together in the middle. Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Using a toothpick or any other sharp pointed small instrument, make designs in the wings.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

The steps after this show making designs on the dragon before putting the wings on. We found that its better to attach the wings and then add the designs. Carefully place the wings on the back of  the body and press the clay outward so that it bends into the body and attaches well. Try not to smush the dragon while doing this!Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Add as little or as much as desired.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Make some on the body if desired.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

The dragon is now ready for baking.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

  Place your dragon in a 275 degree oven. 15 minutes for every 1/4″ depth of clay. We baked ours about 30 minutes due to the head. Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

To give it some depth you can add stain to it. We just brushed on some watered down brown paint.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

Then we rubbed off the brown paint.Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

After it was dry, we added a coat of clear gloss. Any type will work!Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

A clay dragon makes a great necklace, pin or other jewelry item. Be creative!Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!Make a cute little clay dragon that can be used as a necklace, pin, magnet or anything else you can think of. Our step by step instructions make it simple!

2 Comments

    1. Nancy Author

      Hi Laura! I’d never worked with clay either until I finally took the plunge and made these Halloween Jewelry pieces: bit.ly/diyhalloweenjewelry Not being gifted in that way I chose simple designs and it was really easy! Thanks for visiting. Ü

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