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:
- Black foam board
- X-acto Knife
- Polymer clay faces (store-bought or homemade by using a pushmold,
I used the Art Doll Faces by Polyform)
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Dimensional Paint(to accentuate edges and patterns)
- White Glue
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut out both outlines with an x-acto knife.
- Glue sun body onto the center of the base and allow to dry.
- Attach the polymer clay sun face to the foam body using a glue gun.
- 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
So 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.