Remember those vintage toys that would balance one part off another part in a seemingly impossible way? Today you will learn how to make one. This pretty mermaid balancing on a wave was made by Tori West using Delight clay. Step by step balancing toy pattern and tutorial is here.
Delight is a lightweight modeling compound from the makers of Creative Paperclay. Creative Paperclay would probably also be a good choice for this project, if you happen to have some around. The 'wave' part needs to be stable, so you could use a heavier clay (like DAS) for that part if you had some and something different for mermaid (maybe cold porcelain). You'll also need some cardboard, double-sided tape, and a couple of those flat back glass gems (used here as weights).