1.

To get the correct proportions I suggest printing out a 1:1 image of the character. Simply make the shape and check the size with the illustration ;) My Poppy was 16 cm tall. FP - flower paste, SP - sugarpaste

2.

After shaping the leg use a skewer (without glue) to make a hole in the leg... If the leg is losing its shape let it dry a bit before inserting the skewer.

3.

Take the skewer out...