Do you have Nintendo fans at home? My boys are always watching game playthrough videos on Youtube, and love to game themselves! After being sent a fun package from Nintendo we decided to make these cool clay crafts plus we’re showing you how easy it is to make your own. Check out the DIY Nintendo-themed clay crafts below.
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DIY Nintendo Themed Clay Crafts
Two of our favorite Nintendo games are Animal Crossing New Horizons and Mario Odyssey, so we chose to make a few of our favorite characters from those games. We’re going to walk you through using clay to mold your own DIY craft and tips for painting too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Other important items to have on hand include paper plates for mixing paint colors, a cup of water, paper towels, and hand wipes.
Making your Clay Craft
The first step is deciding what Nintendo character you’d like to make – there are SO many out there! My son chose to make a Yoshi egg with Luigi hat for a fun accessory while I chose Celeste from Animal Crossing.
Next, take a palm size amount of molding clay and roll the clay into a ball. Now begin shaping your character. Pro tip: have a picture nearby to use as a guide.
Use a drop of water to smooth any cracks in the clay. Once it’s molded to your liking, leave it overnight to air dry. It needs 12-24 hours.
If you’re making something like a face that has a lot of features, use a ball point pen to draw out the design. This helps with the painting process!
Paint your clay as desired. Mix colors to get the precise color matches you’re looking for. If you have layers like with the Yoshi egg, wait 15-20 minutes for the first layer to dry, then add the second paint color, and so on.
If you use an outline with pen, you can paint everything at the same time as long as you stay in the lines. Wait approximately 30 minutes for the paint to dry before picking up your molded clay projects.
Clay Crafts Game Idea
If you make a bunch of clay crafts, consider hiding some like the popular painted rocks idea from a few years ago. Look for local painted rocks pages on Facebook to add a picture and location of where your masterpiece can be located.
I hope we’ve inspired you to make your own Nintendo-themed clay crafts! Let us know what you make in the comments below!