Miniature Creatures: Create Your Own Animal Shrinkies

Step 1

Check out this really cool artist Evgeny Hontor. They make miniature fantasy creatures out of velvet clay. Take a closer look or read more about the artist Evgeny Hontor in this article

Step 2


Gather your materials and get ready to get creative.

permanent markers


aluminum foil

cooking sheet pan

A plastic container that’s says #6 on the bottom. (these are usually found as to go containers when you get food)

Step 4

Step 3

You will need to gather materials and brainstorm adaptations that animals usually have in a particular habitat. From that information gathered you should list adaptations and pick and choose to build your own animal. Once you have decided what animal you are creating you can start to make shrinkies. 

Click this video to see how the shrinkies work!

Step 5

We want to see what you made!


Use the hashtag #catchingsummermemories to share on social media.

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Step 6

Upload to our google drive folder with your description and we'll include it on our website!!  Just click the icon to the right to get started!