Make an easy DIY eco-friendly clay Ganesha

Make an easy DIY eco-friendly clay Ganesha Cover Image

Ganesha is a much-loved God and making him out of clay is such fun! Here’s an easy, step-by-step tutorial for an eco-friendly idol that you can make at home!

Step by step instructions for making a clay Ganesha at home

Step 1

  • Collect all the items needed for the Clay Ganesha.
  • Make different-sized clay balls as shown in the picture and save some clay for decoration.
  • Pick the biggest roll, press and roll it in the middle to make a dumbbell shape.

Step 2

  • Take the third biggest ball and roll it down to a tapering edge on one side. This will be the head of Ganesha.
  • Take the second largest ball and pierce it with a toothpick. This will be the body.
  • Attach the head to the body via the toothpick.

Step 3

  • Then take two smaller balls and roll them into thin strips as shown.
  • Attach the strips as legs of the idol. Make two more strips and attach them as hands.
  • Flatten a ball of clay and cut it in half.

Step 4

  • Attach the two halves as ears. Roll a thin strip of clay and twist it to place it atop Ganesha’s head.
  • Make a shape as pictured above. Invert it and place it in the gap atop Ganesha’s head.

Step 5

  • Place two small balls on top of the structure. Next, take a star-shaped paper cutout and trace the shape onto a piece of clay.
  • Insert two or three toothpicks into the dumbbell shape made in the beginning.

Step 6

  • Use the clay cutout of the star shape and place it on the toothpicks like a platform. Put Ganesha on top of the toothpicks to secure him in place.
  • Use the back of the toothpick to make designs, eyes and markings on the body.

Step 7

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After drying him in the shade for 2 to 3 days, your eco-friendly clay Ganesha is ready. Just in time for Ganesh Chaturthi too!


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