Summer Homework

Unable to spot a live kingfisher (despite repeated efforts) Willa decided to make his own.

Papier mache Kingfisher resting Wolverton's Community Orchard

Papier mache Kingfisher resting in Wolverton’s Community Orchard

He began his model by hollowing out an egg and using a hot glue gun to fix it to a wire base.

He used a hollow egg for the main body shape, using a hot glue gun to fix it to a wire base.

With some help from mummy, a head was made from plasticine

With some help from mummy, a head was made from plasticine.

Covering the head in clingfilm, paper strips were stuck down with PVA glue.

Covering the head in clingfilm, paper strips were stuck down with PVA glue.

Once the glue was dry, the head was taken off so that the plasticine could be removed. The head was taped back in place with masking tape and more strips of paper were glued down.

Once the glue was dry, the head was taken off so that the plasticine could be removed. The head was taped back in place with masking tape and more strips of paper were glued down.

Then we added shapes for wings and tail.

Then we added shapes for wings and tail.

Mixing bright orange for the Kingfisher's breast and cheeks.

Mixing bright orange for the Kingfisher’s breast and cheeks.

And applying several coats of poster paint.

And applying several coats of poster paint.

Typex is good for bright white patches and then add black dots for eyes and beak.

Typex is good for bright white patches before adding black dots for eyes and beak.

My next post will show my entry for Wolverton’s scarecrow festival, to be held on Sunday 18th September.

About Roze

My name is Roze Sherwood, I am a mother of three brilliant boys; eight year old twins and a nine year old. I’m married and live in Buckinghamshire, working as a graphic designer for most of the time and stealing pockets of time here and there to write and craft. This blog is a place for me to share the craft projects I test out on my three sons. Thank you for taking an interest.

07. September 2016 von Roze
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