How to Make a Clay Pot Ursula Character

Have you ever wanted to create your own clay pot Ursula character? Well, you’re in luck! In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to bring this iconic Disney villain to life using clay and your artistic skills.

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clay pots to make Ursula Character

Materials Needed

Before we embark on this creative journey, let’s gather the supplies required to make a Clay Pot Ursula:

The Ursala character I made can be scaled down to a smaller size. She ended up about 16 inches wide and over a foot tall! Here is an article for Clay Pot People Basics.

  1. Clay pots: Choose various sizes to create different levels for your Ursula body and tentacles.
  2. Acrylic paints: Select a range of colors to bring her to life.
  3. Face Printout: I found mine online and printed it.
  4. Paintbrushes: Assorted sizes for detailed painting.
  5. Clear acrylic sealer: To protect your witch from the elements.
  6. Hot glue gun: For secure and sturdy assembly.
  7. E6000 Glue: Permanent glue for strength.
  8. Decorative accessories: such as faux pearls such as the pearl ribbon for embellishment.
  9. Twine or wire: To create arms for Ursula. Alternatively, they can be glued to the side.

Now that we have all the necessary supplies, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making a Clay Pot Ursula!

Step 1: Painting the Clay Pots

To start, plan out your painting scheme as this is an involved clay pot character.

  1. Clean the pots: Ensure that the pots are clean and free from any dirt or debris. A damp cloth should do the trick.
  2. Apply a base coat: Start by applying a base coat of paint to the pots. This will serve as the background color. Allow the paint to dry completely.
    • I painted most of the body black and left the colored surfaces unpainted to add color.
    • I painted the tentacles in purple shimmer on 1 side of each of the 1.5-inch clay pots.
    • I painted Ursula’s head white and added detail later.
  3. Add details: Once the base coat is dry, use different paint colors to add intricate details, such as Ursula’s chest and neckline. I painted them in teal shimmer.
  4. Painting the Face: I can’t paint so I printed a “face” from online and glued it in place. You can also transfer the image if you prepare the surface correctly and use Mod Podge.
Ursula clay pot body
painted clay pots for the Ursula tentacles
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Ursula clay pot head

Step 2: Assembling the Tentacles

Use hot glue to hold the clay pots in place while the E6000 glue sets and dries.

  1. Glue the 2.5-inch clay pots equally around the 5.5-inch pot. You may need to prop them up while working with them.
  2. Glue the 1.5-inch clay pots to each other on an angle to create 8 “elbows”. Set aside until the glue dries. E6000 will drip until it sets up and sometimes takes 24 hours to become permanent.
  3. Glue the torso and head together on opposite ends.
  4. Glue the torso to the main body.
Ursula Tentacles
main body for Ursula
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Ursula clay pot body

Step 3: Adding Finishing Touches

  1. Cut the pearl ribbon down to 1 row and glue it onto the neckline.
  2. Cut some of the pearl ribbons and arrange the pearls to form a loop that looks like a shell.
  3. Glue the shell to her chest and add a painted necklace.
Ursula necklace
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Sharron Gimik
Sharron Gimik

Sharron is the founder and creator of Homestead Sparkle, Down Home Wicks, Bundt Cake Admiration, and Timbers Cove. She loves crafts of all kinds and started as a candle maker. She loves to bake and collect decorative cake pans too.

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