Gently work your way down her/his legs.
Form the clay so it closes and try to keep it smooth.
Now you can start forming the tail fin.
After you have finished forming her/his tail, use balled up foil or paper to prop the tail so it dries in the shape you want. I try to have "waves" in my tail to make it look flowing.
This is my new Lil Mermaid. I formed her tail to curve under.
You can set your lil one on a shell or piece of driftwood, or any design of your choosing.
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