How Do You Make People Out of Clay Pots?

Make people out of clay pots by collecting various sizes to form the body, head and limbs of the figure, then cutting holes in the bottoms of the pots and stringing them together with rope or wire. Finish by painting faces and clothing on the exterior of the pots.

The general idea behind creating a clay pot person is to use typical gardening pots in different sizes to make a type of doll that resembles the body of a human. Most designs involve a single medium-sized pot for the head, two large pots for the body and several small pots to form the arms and legs. The limbs require the most pots, with longer limbs necessitating a larger number of pots. Begin the process by laying out the pots on the ground to test the arrangement and ensure that the sizes are in the proper proportion to each other. This also helps you to keep track of the pots during the project.

Create a hole in the bottom of the medium pot using a drill, then run a length of nylon rope long enough to pass through it and the two large pots through the hole. Tie a knot on the end within the medium pot to keep it in place, then drill holes in the bottoms of both large pots. Place them with the open ends facing each other and run the rope through. Repeat the process with the arms and legs, then tie the ends to the exposed rope.