Animals and insects made from twigs, sticks, wool and Sticky Base
Make animals from twigs and sticks gathered from outside. The twigs and sticks are decorated with wool and watercolour paper. Everything is attached with Sticky Base which is applied using your fingers.
How to do it
Glue the twigs and sticks together by applying Sticky Base transparent, self-hardening modelling gel with your fingers and pushing the twigs and sticks together. You may shorten the twigs and sticks with lopping shears.
Wrap thick wool around the twig as shown in the photo. You may use the stick for antennae. Finally secure the ends of the wool with small blobs of Sticky Base.
Draw wings, eyes etc. with a thin black marker pen on thick watercolour paper and cut out the parts.
Attach the cut-out parts with a blob of Sticky Base and leave to dry.
Draw butterfly wings from thick watercolour paper using the PDF file available on this page. Paint the wings with watercolours and leave them to dry. Make the body the same way as described above. Cut out the wings and attach the body onto the wings using blobs of Sticky Base.
You may combine more twigs if, for example, a twig needs an extra leg. Assemble the twigs by wrapping thick acrylic wool around them and tying a knot. Secure with a blob of Sticky Base.
Make small round balls of wool for noses, dots etc. using cut-off and unravelled 2 cm pieces of yarn. Mix the yarn with Sticky Base and attach the small balls of wool onto your chosen areas of the stick animal.
Attach antennae, eyes and a snail shell onto your stick animal with a blob of Sticky Base. You may rest the figure against a stand to ensure that the stick and the watercolour paper don't slide during the drying process.
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