Celebrate World Whale Day with this adorable Handmade Whale Clay Pot! It’s super easy to make and will look adorable sitting on any desk!
There are some days that I like to create practical and useful projects…and then there are days like today. Sure, this Handmade Whale Clay Pot is a little bit silly but totally necessary if you love anything whale related!
Made with air-dry clay, you can either use a artificial succulent like I did or form around a removable clay pot and use a real plant. I purposely made my pot small so that I could finish it in about 15 minutes (without drying time) but you can adjust this project to make it any size!
Whale Clay Pot
- Grab a portion of the clay and roll out flat. To make a mini whale planter like mine, cut a 3" sized oval from the flattened clay.
- Roll out another section of clay and cut to create a tail shape. Place at the end of the oval and support from underneath.
- Form a long strip of rolled clay approx. 2? tall and 12? wide. (You may need to press two strips together to achieve the length) Position the strip onto the side of the oval base. Trim and press around the tail.
- Crease the top edge and press to smooth to create whale body.
- Use a sharp craft knife to carefully cut a mouth at the base of the whale and a sharp point to create eye. Follow manufacture instructions to dry completely. (Don't forget to prop up the tail so it dries in place!)
- Now that your whale has hardened completely, cut your styrofoam ball in half in carefully press into the whale clay pot. Apply hot glue to the top of the ball and press moss in place.
- Push artificial succulent in place and enjoy your adorable Whale Clay Planter!
I love how the succulent looks like water being sprayed from this Whale Clay Pot’s “blowhole!” This project is the epitome of whimsical and since it only takes about 15 minutes to make, you don’t have to worry about wasting too much time. Hope you have a whale of a good time making one!