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Clay Bobblehead Tutorial by yingmakes Clay Bobblehead Tutorial by yingmakes
Is it too much writing? I hope not. I did kind of ramble, but I hope that means it's easy to follow, because it's hard to explain how to make bobble heads. I haven't written that many tutorials anyway.

I know that the poll result was a Pokemon figurine tutorial, and that will come in time, but I already had this one planned and I might as well upload it, and I used to get lots of questions about my bobble heads. :)

You can use this to make any sort of bobble head really.. I've never made a human bobble head before... but I guess it's possible. :D

I have to thank :iconjeniineko: for telling me how to make bobble heads in the first place, and :iconj-muuu: telling me how to make a spring.

This is the method I use for making bodies:


If you do use this tutorial, contact me! :D I'll add your deviation to this one.

Bobble heads I have made:


Found a typo: It should say, LOWER parts of the spring, haha. Oh well.

Hope you guys like it!
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Syx7h Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for posting this. its very difficult to find anything online about making bobbleheads. Most things I found was just custom ordering bobbleheads. Thanks.
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! It is definitely hard to find tutorials and I'm glad you liked mine. :)
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is just a great idea. 
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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WolfHybrid5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome Idea and tutorial thanks for shareingRainbow awesome lick 
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :)
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NinjasGiveYouWings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an awesome idea! I love it! Thank you so much for this!
I just want to make a massive bobblehead collection, now.
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, no problem! 

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Cosiman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much clay did you use overall? I just want to know how much I should get.
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, I wouldn't know, I'm sorry! D: I buy my clay in 500g blocks, haha.
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:iconcosiman:
Cosiman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks anyways. That is helpful enough. Thank you.
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wolfyLRiina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what you used to color this?
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used acrylic paint.
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xXxSashimixXx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this so much. Like, so so much. Thank you for the awesome tutorial!
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, no problem! If you ever use it, please tell me about it. :)
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xXxSashimixXx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course! It's near the top of my list of things to do over the summer, because working with clay when it's cold outside just distracts me. XD
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, why? When it's cold I don't like to sculpt because it';s harder to ake the clay soft, LOL.
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xXxSashimixXx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha! When it's cold outside, I tend to get into this "meh, I don't care" mood, and then I can't focus on the sculpture. XD
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UneGlaceRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks for the amazing tutorial! I never knew you could make a bobble head at home... but now I can! :D
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, thanks! If you ever use it, please tell me! :D
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, thanks! If you ever use it, please tell me! :D
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RixModels Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
very clever, thank you for this!
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, glad you like it!
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quirkypink Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome tutorial... thank you...
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :D Glad you found it helpful!
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KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
FINALLY!
I was waiting for that bobblehead tutorial since I saw Bobble heads dogs you made. I now can understand. And I will try to make one bobble head :boogie:
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, yeah! I know a few watchers have really wanted the bobblehead tutorial, so I had to make one. ;)

I hope you do!
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Pax-Dracona Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore it. I'll have to try it out when my schedule lets up a bit :D Thank you~! :heart:!
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I'd love it if you did! :D

And thank you for the fav and comment on this. :)
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squidlarkin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to have to try this sometime! I never realized bobbleheads used springs like that, but it totally make sense. :aww:
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! I hope you do, it would be awesome. :D

I've never looked at the "real" bobble head before, but I think they would use springs. :)
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SunnieTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
YAAAAAAY. NOW I CAN MAKE BOBBLEHEADS! I WILL RULE THE WORLD! *hugs you*
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, no problem! Hope you have fun with my tutorial. :hug:
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Tabuza Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
(y). Ceebs saying too much. LOL.
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Thanks anyway Hanafi! At least you commented. :P
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j-muuu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
BOBBLE TONGUE? LICKITUNG? -harasses you until you make it one day XD- but nice tutorial! =D
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ONE DAYYYY.

And thanks Jiny!!! :D
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keyismykitty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can't wait to try this. :D Great tutorial, nice pictures, and you make it look so easy.
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! :D I'm glad you think it's easy to follow. :D
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:iconjas-c:
Jas-C Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absol shoulda been a bobble head LOL
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol! That would have been epic. :P Did I even know how to make Bobbleheads then? I can't remember..
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:iconjas-c:
Jas-C Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
or maybe a bobble tail! =o
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol! That's a pretty cool idea...
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:iconjas-c:
Jas-C Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
-nodnod-
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah well... maybe in the future. :P
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Minusagi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Yay :D
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yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dance:
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG clay bottle head. Genius!
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:iconyingmakes:
yingmakes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks! :D I'm surprised there aren't more Bobble heads on DA. :)
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xhogyokux Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, great tutorial with wonderful pictures. : o
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