How Do You Make a Sphinx Model?

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.

  1. Examine pictures of the sphinx

    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.

  2. Roll out the body

    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.

  3. Roll the head

    Roll a smaller piece of clay into a ball. Press the ball onto one end of the body.

  4. Mold the head

    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.

  5. Add the legs

    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.

  6. Add details

    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.