There be dragons…ninja aliens & a blue bull

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2me4art project: This art project is one of my favorites. The boys who made these creatures were ages 5-7.  They are wonderful fun to make. All you need is tinfoil & masking tape, primer paint & acrylic paint & finally mod podge. Most important you need an imagination! I always have the children make something make-believe, for two reasons 1. it is much easier to bring an alien to life then a horse.  2. make-believe creatures allow for more fun colors & designs (and mistakes can’t really be mistakes)

You begin by tearing the tinfoil into sheets about 12×12, then you gently crumple up the tinfoil, slowly adding new pieces to the original. The new pieces must attach first to the beginning piece, slowly building the design you want.  Begin to mold the tinfoil like it is clay. When you’ve finished the creature,  tape the creature with masking tape, until the tinfoil is completely covered. (These creatures were made by very young children, so you can see the tape lines a bit more then if the creature was made by someone older.)  After it is fully taped, prime with white primer until covered, then begin painting the dragon, ninja alien or funky blue bull in anyway your imagination or a child’s imagination takes them.  When the boys finished & the paint dried, I used high gloss mod podge to protect their art (2 coats make the creatures a bit hard.) Done, this project, not counting drying time, takes about 2 hours. A great project for a rainy day.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. digitalgranny says:

    Very talented kids.


    1. 2me4art says:

      Yes. They are very talented & more important- fearless. That is the key to great art. 🙂 ~amy


  2. What fun!
    What great ideas!
    HUGS! 🙂


    1. 2me4art says:

      Thank you. It is fun! ~amy


  3. jr cline says:

    Reblogged this on Cracking My Egg and commented:
    Cool art project!


  4. jr cline says:

    I love these. I’ll have to give this a try. Cool!


    1. 2me4art says:

      I highly recommend it, jr cline. It is a lot of fun. I think I may try making some vases for my flowers this way! ~amy


  5. Reggie says:

    This looks like such fun, Amy! You’re an awesome art teacher…


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