Get to know Ellie the Echidna one of our native Australian animal this Australia Day!

What you need: 

  • Micador Super Modelling Clay - Brown, White and Black
  • Micador Modelling tools
  • Colourful Matchsticks
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Step 1: Roll your pieces

Roll out your pieces – 1 large piece for the body, 1smaller piece for the head. Make the body a short, wide egg shape and the head into a thick triangle.
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Step 2: Attach the head and body

Attach the head and body together and smooth together. TIP: Using a toothpick, pierce it through the body, leaving a little bit exposed and attach the head. This will create more stability and strength.
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Step 3: Add your features

Add on your eyes, feet and tail. Press into the head with the rounded red tool to make a cavity for the eyes to sit in. To make the feet pinch some clay and attach it to the underneath of the body.
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Step 4: Get spikey!

Using colourful matchsticks, stick lots of them into the back of your Echidna to create colourful spikes.
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