I apologize in advance about the lack of details in this quick diy...but I think you'll get the gist.
I made this little guy out of Crayola Air-Dry clay while I was at home on Spring Break.
Step 1: Start with about a palm-sized chunk of clay.
Step 2: Shape it into an animal. I did an elephant. All I really had to do was roll a little, pinch a little, flatten off some ears...yep!
Step 3: Let it dry for two to three days.
Step 4: Search your house for some metallic spray paint. I didn't find any. Resort to creative alternatives. I used a metallic calligraphy pen I found to paint my elephant gold.
Step 5: Search your house for some spray-on polyurethane. I didn't find any. Decide to use clear nail polish as a sealant. It works great!
Step 6: Finished! He's so handy!