Picked up some air dry clay at Joann's today--a 10 lb block of terra cotta Amaco brand. I wasn't sure how many teeth I'll need on my frilled dino, or how much of a claw I wanted for my compys, so I figured I might as well get plenty of extra. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch for screw ups too. I cut some pieces of wire roughly twice the size of the teeth I wanted--though I quickly realized I was making them way too big, so I shortened the size and went for more of them but shorter. I may even have to make more--two rows might look cooler, but I think I'll have to see what will actually fit in there. Also have to see how the clay dries and if it'll be sturdy enough; again, may have to make more in case a bunch of them break. I'm planning on painting them white and using hot glue to shove them up into the foam mouth. It'll be a last step after a tongue and a mouth has been painted--these are going to be hard to maneuver a paintbrush around. These weren't absolutely dry, but I went ahead and did a quick test run with a small half row just to see how they'd look. I'm pleased with the result--once they're all painted and filled in (possibly a second row), my guy will be looking pretty scary.
Pulled out the air dry clay again and went about making claws for my compys. I'm a little fearful that they'll break--the clay is pretty delicate, so I ended up not doing feet, figuring they'll definitely break off. I clipped the excess wire on the hands, then did pretty much the same process as the teeth, making them a little more curved, and smoothing them over a bit with water to rub out the lines and wrinkles.