A Pom-Pom Angel with Silk Clay and Pipe Cleaners


These angels' body, arms and legs are made from acrylic yarn and pipe cleaners on a pom-pom maker. The hands and feet are modelled from Silk Clay which is also used for covering a small polystyrene ball for the head. Pipe cleaners in gold and silver are glued on for the wings and pushed into the top of the head for the halo.

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1   Open a pom-pom maker and wind the acrylic yarn several times around each part of the two-part pom-pom maker as illustrated.
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2   Close the pom-pom maker around two pipe cleaners.
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3   Cut open the yarn along the groove between the two discs. Tie a piece of yarn in the groove a couple of times and then tighten. Finish with a double knot.
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4   Remove the pom-pom maker and trim the pom-pom with a pair of scissors.
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5   Head: Cover a polystyrene ball with Silk Clay. Make Silk Clay ears, eyes, nose and mouth. Leave to dry.
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6   Model hands and feet from Silk Clay which are pressed onto the pipe cleaners as illustrated. A TIP: You may shorten the pipe cleaners (if you wish).
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7   Shape a silver or gold pipe cleaner into a halo and push it into the top of the head. Attach a string to the halo for hanging. Shape wings and glue them onto the pom-pom with a glue gun. Glue the head onto the pom-pom using a glue gun.
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