Following are the tools and raw materials required for Durga Idol making at Hebbal are:
|- Clay from Bengaluru, Ganga, Balu and Thickana matti from the Kolkata regions of India are generally preferred for the Idol making.
|• Rice Husk
|- It is generally mixed with the clay from Bengaluru for stiffness purposes.
|- It is mixed with the clay in giving the final details to the sculptures.
|• Gunny sack and Plastic material
|- It is used to mix, knead the clay to the required proportions.
|- It is used as a topping in covering the Idols from rain and sunlight.
|• Sticks and ropes
|- Sticks of bamboo and others are preferred in making of the frame structure for the sculpture.
|- It is used to support the craftsmen in making bigger sized Idols.
|- It is used in giving the final touches to the idol with water.
|• Water colours
|- Generally water colours brought from West Bengal is used for colouring the idol.
|• Spray guns
|- It is used to spray the water colours to the idols.
|• Plank of wood
|- It is used to spread the parts of the idol made in clay.
|• Jute Fibre
|- It is mixed with clay to get grip in making idols and also it is fixed as hair for the deities and lion figures.
|• Machete (Big Knife)
|- It is generally used to cut the jute fibre to smaller pieces.
|• Sticks and Bamboo sticks
|- It is used in providing shelter for making of the Durga idols.
|• Poster and Acrylic colours
|- It is used generally to paint the eye portions of the idols.
|- It is used to fix the cloth material to the portions wherever it is required.
|• Maida paste
|- It is used to stick the hair and golden papers on the idol.