Tiger-like clay rice dumpling(zongzi) craft you can try

Rice dumpling(Zongzi) is a major delicacy of the Dragon Boat Festival. Both adults and children love rice dumplings (zongzi). Since everyone likes zongzi so much, why not make a zongzi craft with clay to commemorate it so that you can see it every day.

If your children like to use clay to make crafts, it is necessary to make a cute and beautiful rice dumpling(zongzi) with clay. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of China's major festivals. On this day, to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, people usually eat rice dumplings, row dragon boats, and hang sachets to commemorate him.

This clay rice dumpling is very delicate, and most children cannot do it successfully. Therefore, it is recommended for children over 9 to try it. You can follow the following tutorial to do it step by step.

Tiger-like clay rice dumpling(zongzi) craft you can try

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Degree of difficulty:☆☆☆☆

Age: 9+-year-olds

Time-consuming:30+ minutes

All you need:

  • clay
  • craft tools
  • plate


Notes before preparation of the tiger-like clay rice dumpling(zongzi) craft

1.This is a very exquisite clay handmade creativity, its method is very meticulous, and it requires very patient people to do it.

2.This clay craft project requires some professional hand tools, and it is difficult to make it without tools.

3.If you like challenging difficulties and like to make clay crafts, you can try the tiger-like clay rice dumpling(zongzi) craft.

Tiger-like clay rice dumpling(zongzi) craft you can try in 3 steps

1.Roll a large piece of red clay into a triangle, as shown in Figure 1.

2.Then follow the method shown in Figure 2-3 to rub out the eyes with clay. This process is very complicated and requires enough patience.

3.Then follow the steps below to rub out the eyebrows, mouth, beard, etc. with clay. The whole process requires different craft tools to achieve good results. 

The specific steps can be directly referred to in this tutorial picture, and you can make it according to the content shown in the picture. Although this is a complicated tutorial, it is attractive enough and has great challenges. You should give it a try.


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