To make a model of a sphinx, roll clay into a hot dog-shape. Then, roll a ball of clay, and attach it to the body. Mold the head, and roll out the legs. Add details, and allow to dry.Continue Reading
Look up pictures of the Great Sphinx of Giza, and examine them for the proportions and details of the sphinx. A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head.
Roll a piece of clay into a cylinder with rounded ends, similar in shape to a hot dog. This piece forms the body of the sphinx.
Roll a smaller piece of clay into a ball. Press the ball onto one end of the body.
Use your fingers to mold the head. Pinch the front to make a nose. Shape the back into a triangle shape. Poke holes into the face with a toothpick for eyes. Draw the mouth with a toothpick.
Roll two thick rolls of clay for the front legs. Press the legs onto the body underneath the head. Use a toothpick to score toes on the other ends of the legs.
Use the toothpick to make lines lengthwise along the sides of the body to create steps. Air-dry the sphinx model for several days until the clay is solid.