Princess Narwhal Charm DIY Tutorial
This year for Christmas, my little sister got me the most adorable narwhal and unicorn gifts. She wanted to do “mythological creature” gifts for our family. Since we were very small, she and I have always loved making gifts for people, and now that we are old enough to make money, we also get each other cute little things that usually compliment our handmade gifts.
She made me a gorgeous natural ruby and pearl necklace that is supposed to be like a unicorn’s horn, and then a Narwhal Tea Infuser and other cute little things. She and I also loved “The Last Unicorn” movie growing up (and still do). Thus, inspired by the movie and my gifts, I knew I wanted to do a Narwhal craft tutorial.
Princess Narwhal Charm
You can just make the charm as a miniature pet (I have a miniature doll house tutorial coming soon for her), but if you want to wear it, simply screw a screw-eye into your clay before baking it, then unscrew it after it cools, add some glue and replace the screw-eye.
Since the silly embedded videos don’t play well on mobile devices, I’m just going to post the link to my YouTube tutorial. You’ll have a much easier viewing experience, and if you’d like to see more of my craft or gardening tutorials, feel free to subscribe to my channel 🙂
If you’re making this with your kids (depending on their ages), I would recommend using eraser clay (that way they can use them at school) or kid-safe modeling clay (I have links to these below).
Let’s get down to business!
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Before I get to the supplies list, I want to take 2 seconds to let you know that 99% of the supplies listed in ALL of my craft tutorials come from Amazon. Their prices are usually equivalent or cheaper than many craft stores (except for basic or heavy supplies like acrylic paint). I do comparison checks for myself while making the tutorials, to make sure the price is better than craft and hobby stores! For this reason, I very much recommend signing up with Amazon Prime.
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- Eraser Clay (you can’t paint or glaze these, but you CAN add mica shimmers to them)
- Kids’ Modeling Clay (You can paint and glaze these like polymer clay. This is air dry, not baking, clay)
Princess Narwhal Supplies Used in the Video:
- Polymer Clay (I’m using the light pink from this pastel kit)
- White Mica Powder
- Sculpting Tools (Wooden Tools in Video)
- X-ACTO 2 Knife With Safety Cap
- Nail Art Pearls
- Nail Art Rhinestones
- Glossy Glaze
- Screw Eye (optional)
- Sculpting Tools (Black Handles in the video)
- Dotting Tools
- Diamond Tweezers
- Liquid Clay
- Silicone Mold Putty
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Elmer’s Glue
- Gold Mineral Shimmer
DIY Tutorial (YouTube Link)
If you would like to buy this charm pre-made, you can check my Etsy shop to see if I have any available. If not, feel free to subscribe to the blog or follow me on Instagram or Facebook, to be notified when I have some available. (Also, let me know if you have other color requests 🙂 )
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I certainly loved making it 🙂 If you make one of your own, please tag me on Instagram @tinybirdtreasure, so that I can see your handiwork!
Stay Magical Friends,