What you need to create that right-at-home feel.
Make the head: Roll clay between your palms to form a ball.
Add a mouth: Unbend the paperclip, and gently press one end into the clay, leaving a u-shaped impression.
Add eyes: Slide a seed bead onto the tip of the straight pin, and use the pin to carefully press the bead into the clay. Repeat for second eye.
Make hair: Roll clay into narrow strips--as long as you want them. You can even coil them to make curls.
Add hair as desired, pressing the rolled strips gently into the head.
Make body: Roll clay until it’s approximately ¼” thick & cut it into the desired shape. Then push the flat end of the straight pin into the bottom of the head as shown, and push the pointed end into the body to connect. Embellish figure as desired, and bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions.