Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Cupcakes

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Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is coming soon. So, here’s another Mother’s Day/Father’s Day cupcake that you can do! I made mine using Air Dried Clay.. so that it can last as long as you like and have it displayed!

I also have simpler versions where young children(as young as age 4) can also participate if they like.

It’s not difficult to make once you know how and I am going to share how I did mine here with you.

First, get the materials you need ready. You will need a cupcake case, some craft cotton and of course, clay.

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I used red clay to cover the top of the cupcake case that has been stuffed with cotton.

First form the clay to a flat round piece approximately the size of the cupcake case.

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Now, we need to construct the “face”. First get some skin tone clay (or you can make your own by mixing 4 parts white, 1 part red and 1 part yellow).

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Shape the skin tone clay into a smaller circle. Put this in the middle of the cupcake. This will become the face of daddy/mummy.

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Now, we need to add on all facial features – the eyes, nose, mouth and some hair! Ahem.. for daddy we even added on a cute moustache!

We rolled some black clay into long strips, as shown below.

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Then we combine them together and trim it to the length that we want and fit it neatly onto the head.

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Now, let’s prepare the clay needed for the eyes nose and mouth!

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Let’s start with the eyes. Use white clay and make 2 small white disc for the whites of the eyes. Then place them carefully on the face.

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Now use a little black to make the eyeballs. You can place the eyeballs anywhere within the whites of the eyes. Make it look right, left, up, down etc.

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After the eyes are completed, let’s move on to the nose. Use a little skin-toned clay and make a small sphere. Place it below the eyes where a nose should be.

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Now let’s make the mouth. Get a little red clay and shape it to form a tiny triangle. Don’t worry if it is not really a triangle. Place it where the mouth should be, below the nose.

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Taa daaa… Now it’s done! Hmmm… it looks a little young? Like a brother and not father? No worries. Let’s add on some moustache! Cute, cute moustache! Get some black clay and shape a the moustache. Here, I shape it to a little “S” shape and stuck it between the nose and mouth. Now it looks more like “father”!

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Using the same method, you could create another cupcake for Mother :)

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For younger children, simplify it. The whole cupcake top is used to make the face. Make bigger eyes. Use multi-coloured clay to create the hair. Looks cute right?

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