How to: make Valentine's tentacles

Valentines-Tentacles.jpgWho could resist someone saying "I love you" on Valentine's Day by offering their loved one the limbs of a squid shaped like a heart? I can't think of anyone.

To make this cephalopod-inspired sculpture all you need are a board, a rolling pin type thing, a scalpel or other sharp knife to cut the clay, a paintbrush, and two colours of polymer clay (one for the tentacles and one for the suckers). Oh, and this How to make Valentines Tentacles tutorial from Msraynsford over at Instructables.

The best part is that once you've learned the Way of the Tentacle, you can use them to make all kinds of tentacled treasure. How about octo-earrings, or a squid-covered set of salt and pepper shakers?

As always with Instructables check the comments for a billion ideas on what to do with the finished product. Man, those folks are crafty. The mollusc-making possibilities are endless.

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