Ballerina Project 2 – Part 1

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make the Ballerina Push Mold Doll using polymer clay, bamboo skewer, ballerina push mold and armature wire.  This will enable you to learn how to make a doll that stands up on one leg.


Ballerina-Project-2-doll standFor this project, I am using a simple wooden plaque that can be purchased at any craft store.  I am also using a wooden bamboo skewer that can be purchased in a package at any local supermarket.

The tool pictured to the left is a drill bit that is the same size as the bamboo skewer, with a polymer clay handle I made out of “junk polymer clay”.

Choose a side of the plaque and “drill” a hole for the bamboo skewer about one inch from one side.   If you use a drill bit that is exactly the same size, the skewer will fit into the hole and hold the doll very firmly.  If you use a drill bit that is slightly bigger, you will need to use glue to get the skewer to stand straight.


ballerina-push-mold-webTo the left is the ballerina push mold that we will be using for this project.

This can be purchased in the online store at

Blend Super Sculpey with Sculpey III in the color white to get a pretty complexion color.  Make sure you blend up enough to make the whole doll.

Spray the inside of the mold with water and this will act as a mold release. Here is a video on YouTube that teaches you how to fill a push mold here.


Ballerina Push Mold – Buy Online

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