DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

SUNdressed!

The sun personified..i mean literally! This is a project I tried out with workshops I did at the Creative Kids Museum (Telus Science Centre, Calgary) and the kids had a blast dressing up Sunny.

This is great to give as a gift or keep for your own delight…

You will need:

  1. Black foam board
  2. X-acto Knife
  3. Polymer clay faces (store-bought or homemade by using a pushmold,
I used the Art Doll Faces by Polyform)
  4. Acrylic Paint
  5. Paint Brushes
  6. Dimensional Paint(to accentuate edges and patterns)
  7. White Glue
  8. Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Optional: glitter glue, fabric swatches, rhinestones, stickers, or whatever odds and ends lying around that you can use to dress up Sunny.

Let’s Begin…

  1. Draw an outline of the sun on the foam board.(If making a batch, make a pattern with a sturdy material for multiple use).Also draw an outline of the base.
  2. Cut out both outlines with an x-acto knife.
  3. Glue sun body onto the center of the base and allow to dry.
  4. Attach the polymer clay sun face to the foam body using a glue gun.
  5. Paint & Accessorize to your taste(mine wears a cool stripe shirt)

Alternative: Instead of a base, attach a string in the back to hang Sunny on a wall

Here are the kids’ creations during the workshops I facilitated
at the Telus Science Centre -Creative Kids Museum/Calgary

image for headerSo do… flex your creative muscle. Everybody starts with the same figure, but no two works will end up looking the same. Let’s see what you’ll come up with.

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This entry was posted on January 28, 2012 by in Create, Teach and tagged .
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