Plaid® Terra Cotta Circus

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by Sherrie Ragsdale, Plaid® Crafts

Plaid® Terra Cotta Circus

Create these cute zoo animals and enjoy some time with your children.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Glue the wooden knobs to the bottom of the clay pots. For the bear, apply the textured paint to the entire body of bear. Fill in the neck with the textured paint. Make a bump on the face where the nose and mouth will go. Allow to dry.
  • 2
    For the lion, add the textured paint around the lion’s face and the back of lion’s head as shown in photo. Allow to dry.
  • 3
    Paint the bear with Maple Syrup and the lion with School Bus Yellow. Allow to dry.
  • 4
    Paint the lion's mane Pure Orange and the bear’s face with Terra Cotta.
  • 5
    Paint an oval shape on the lion’s face using Lemon Yellow for his mouth. Allow to dry. Make the nose from the stiff Black felt using the hole punch. Glue on nose and eyes on both animals. Using the Black marker, draw on mouths.
  • 6
    Cut out two ears 1/2" horseshoe shapes from the Brown felt for the bear’s ears and do the same for the lion but out of Yellow felt. Add some glue at the bottom of the U shape and fold over. Glue to the tops of their heads; you may need to trim a little.
  • 7
    Cut two 3" x 5" pieces from the Brown felt and the two from the Yellow felt. For the Yellow felt add four strips of Orange felt 1/2" x 5” long and glue to the edges of the Yellow felt pieces.
  • 8
    Roll up all pieces to form arms and legs. Once rolled up glue the edges. Cut each piece in half. Glue on the arms and legs.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid® FolkArt® Texture Paint 4 oz. White 100365554
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. School Bus Yellow 104107624
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Terra Cotta 104107526
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Artists Pigments™ 2 oz. Pure Orange 104107588
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Shiny Lemon Yellow 100365509
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Maple Syrup 104107665
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521 (2)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Tangerine 104276463
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Brown 104276458
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Yellow 104276432
  • New Image Group® EZ Stiff Felt Sheet Black 104276707
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 170 pc. 104233386
  • Nicole™ Crafts Flat Wood Knob with Screws 2 inch 104751964
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128548
  • Loew-Cornell® Craft Sticks 150 pcs. 104141449
  • McGill® 2 inch Reach Hole Punch 1/4 inch Round 104094611 
  • Loew-Cornell® Brush 1/2 inch Flat 104548674
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round 3 104118922
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Toothpick