- Sophie &Friends
Brighten up your next Harry Potter inspired event with these fabulous handmade Mandrakes. Just be sure you have protective earwear!
Start with a handful of air dry clay. Roll the clay into a tube. Use your fingers to give the Mandrake some shape. A small neck and body.
Use your stir stick to give your Mandrake some texture. Use the end of the stick to create his mouth.
Use the point of a pen to give him some nostrils. Here I am using black beads to create the eyes. You can also use doll's eyes or ball top pins.
Fill the top of the Mandrake's head with silk flowers and leaves. You can push the plastic flowers directly into the clay.
Paint the entire Mandrake with brown water color paint.
After the brown paint has dried use a spray bottle to spray on green paint to give the Mandrake more texture. You can also just brush small amounts of green onto the brown.
Place a small amount of moss in the bottom of your terra cotta pot.
Place your Mandrake on top of the moss in the pot.
Download my .pdf from the Stats tab above. Cut out a label.
Use Mod Podge to adhere the label to the pot. If you have sticker paper you can also print on that and simple apply the sticker.