I have always loved the movie Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and even more so now that my son shares this love too! I have been dying to try to sculpt my favorite characters and now that I saw the perfect way to display my characters I’m giving it a shot.
The Bumble is near and dear to me because when my son was two and we watched the movie he would always run and hide behind the couch whenever the Bumble appeared on the screen! It was so adorable and now that he’s a little bit older he loves the Bumble too.
Sculpey modeling clay
Blue acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Gray acrylic paint
White doll hair (I purchased a Santa ornament with a flowy beard at the dollar store)
Shape some aluminum foil for the torso and cover with modeling clay and then sculpt the pecks using a scraping tool.
Next shape aluminum foil into the desired size and shape for his head. Use the bake and bond to add a small roll of clay to the face and add more to the top of it then create a triangle shape to lay over it creating the nose. Attach the nose by smoothing the clay on the edges with the side of the needle tool and your fingers; to shape the nostrils better if needed after attaching the nose use the needle tool.
Add bake and bond to the side of the head where you plan to attach it to his body, smoothing the clay from the head to the body with the sides of your sculpting needle and fingers.
Shape more aluminum foil for the arms and cover with modeling clay. Add more bake and bond where you intend to attach the arms and attach same way you did for the head.
Shape more aluminum foil for the legs and feet making sure that they are flat enough to allow him to stand once completed and cover with modeling clay. Shape the toes by using the cutting tool and smooth out the ends with your fingers.
Use the scraping tool to shape the eyes by scraping around and outward then smoothing out with the sides of a tool or your fingers. Use the crescent shape tool to create the under eye circles.
Roll pointy fingers, add bake and bond, press on top of each other gently, roll a ball adding more bake and bond and gently press on top.
Add bake and bond to the ends of the arms and attach the hands to the arms in the same way as the other pieces.
Roll two pieces of clay out thin and cut with an exacto knife to make the edges sharp and shape into a half circle shape for the teeth.
Bake the teeth in oven for about 5 minutes, allow to cool down and add to the mouth.
Bake the bumble for 15 minutes.
Once cooled, paint him white with gray accents on the arms, legs, body and head. Paint the teath and eyes white.
Paint the hands and face blue.
Paint the Iris black.
After all of the paint is dry cut short strips of white hair. Lightly coat areas with hot glue and allow to cool slightly before pressing hair into place. Repeat layers as needed, gently rub to remove any hair that may be glued into place.
All that is left to do is make Yukon Cornelius, Hermis, Rudolph, Santa! Once they’re all complete I create my dollar store snowman display with each scene from the movie for you all to see. Merry Christmas and happy crafting! 🎄🎅🦌
Happy Halloween everyone only 23 more days until the fun begins! I made this Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin diaroma for a contest at my son’s school. First prize is discounted tuition of $150.00 and 2nd is $100.00. My fingers are crossed for a win!
This was made from a hallow carvable craft pumpkin, sculpy modeling clay, air dying clay, acrylic paint, etc.
UPDATE: The results are in and I’m proud to report that this bad boy tied for 1st place in the contest! Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make one for yourself! 🎃😁
I broke one of my water globes recently and I am terrible about watering my potted plants. I saw an old wine bottle and tested it to see if it could do the same thing abd voila an idea was born.
I’ve been really into sculting and I love fairy gardens, so I thought what a great way to disguise the bottle for it’s new use. This isn’t a tutorial, but I’ll list the materials that I used to make this.
Modeling Clay (sculpey)
Modeling Clay Tools for adding texture/shape
Glow in the dark paint
I painted the windows and underside of the mushrooms with glow in the dark paint so it will light up in the dark.
Acrylic Paint for Multi Surfaces in Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Lite Green
Clear Acrylic Spray Finish
Fine Tip Artist Brushes
FloraCraft Diamond Dust
Stars Shaped Cookie Cutter
Wallet Sized Photo
Bottle of Wine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Red and white striped string
Mix equal parts flour and salt, then add half of the amount of water. (1 cup flour, salt and 1/2 cup water).
Roll out dough into a 1/4″ thickness and then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut a star shape.
Use a tooth pick to create a hole in one of the tips of the star to hang the ornament.
Once you have cut out the desired amount bake in the oven at 210 degrees for three hours.
While baking, paint a wine glass in a up and down pattern of Christmas lights alternating colors.
Once dried, paint in the blank areas “let’s lite it up!” in alternating colors.
Once the ornaments have come out of the oven and cooled, spare with clear acrylic spray and then sprinkle the diamond dust on top and scary a second coat to help secure the diamond dust.
Scary a even layer of clear acrylic spray onto the wine glass.
Cut out the head from a wallet sized photo and hot glue into place.
Cut a small piece of string to secure the ornament onto the wine bottle.
I think the best gifts are the ones hand crafted with love. They just really seem to show the recipient how much you care about them to put in the time and effort to create a special gift for them. Merry Christmas! Five more days to go wild, happy crafting!
We had our first snow day of the season, which is rather early for Western Washington which gave me time for a little crafting. I thought about using my Cricut, but I really love to paint – it’s really relaxing.
I’ve been collecting ornaments for each year that my husband and I have been married for the last 13 years, but this year I decided to make one of my own. I started out with Rudolph in my mind and then suddenly I turned it into the Grinch. He looks much harder than he is to make.
3 small Styrofoam floral balls found in $ store variety pack
Air Drying Clay loo9
Limerick green Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Cricut weeding tool
Hot glue gun and glue
Cover one Styrofoam ball adding slightly more on one end, slowly sculpting a pear/curled tear drop shape.
Using the Cricut weeding tool, work in rounded snout/muzzle section working back in layers the creases in his face for his smile.
Tear a small amount of clay and shape it like a tear drop and then use the weeding tool to sculpt his evil eyes using the curved side to shape the eyes.
With the weeding tool create an my shape to make his nose.
Cut a loop of wire and secure through the head after adding spear shaped hair on the tip of his head.
Cover to more Styrofoam balls with clay connect then together creating the torso shape.
Shape arms and legs working the dough together until it is well connecting it.
Set aside the pieces and allow to dry overnight or use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.
Hot glue head onto the torso once dried completely.
Mix lime green and white paint together to get your grinchy color and paint him.
Paint the eyes yellow. Remember that if you mess up your lines you can always fix with more green paint.
Once the eyes are died, outline them with a thin layer of black and draw his lashes and eyelashes. Contour his facial lines in black and while slightly wet go over the facial lines in green making them less severe.
Draw a stubby u in each eye for his pupils.
Finish with an acrylic spray.
I hope that you have fun making these too. Merry Christmas!
After re-blogging Crafts ‘n Coffee’s blog about her Halloween Polka Dot Ghost wreath it made me want to finish the one I started last year! I was so excited that I stayed up until 11 PM and then worked all morning and afternoon to complete it finally after only a mere 1o hours later! I guess I’ll do anything to avoid working on dear old Tick Tock 😎🐊!
Styrofoam Ring (sold at craft stores)
Foam Core Poster Board
Air Drying Clay
Black and White Polka Dotted Wire Ribbon
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Light Yellow Acrylic Paint
Orange Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Purple Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Wooden Shish Kabob Skewers
EZ Bow Maker
Wrap in alternating colors of black in white in 2-3 inch strips until your Styrofoam Ring in completely covered. Start and finish each strand with a dab of hot glue smoothed out so it’s unnoticeable.
On the foam core board trace your wreath so you can cut out the swirled hill for your background using your X-acto Knife.
Place hill silhouette on top of foam core board to draw a moon for the background.
Peel both sides of the paper off of the foam core board hill and moon.
Paint the swirled hill using the black paint.
Paint the moon starting with the yellow paint, using a blow dryer to dry slightly and then layering in a light brushing/blending of light yellow paint for contouring.
Draw each characters mask and/or hat and body on the foam core board and cut out with your X-acto Knife.
Use the air clay to coat the foam core board pieces and make them look 3D by making exaggerated noses and 3D arms and hands. (See photo gallery for examples). Make feet that you will add on afterwards with hot glue.
Use your blow dryer to dry out the sculptures and then paint them.
I mixed black, white, and purple paint for faces and hands.
Mix black and purple with a touch of white, painting the color of her dress adding less white than for the face and hands.
Paint each character according to its color scheme.
Cut the Shish Kabob Skewers to the right size for the witches legs and paint black.
Glue together characters and paint using its coordinating colors.
Glue swirled hill onto the back of the black and white wreath.
Paint “trick or treat” in black on the moon as shown in pictures.
Glue moon to the back of the swirled hill.
Glue each character in place.
Using the EZ Bow Maker to make a wreath bow using the black and white Polka Dotted Wire Ribbon to make a bow for your wreath.
Try this out if you love Nightmare Before Christmas too! This looks harder than it is! Happy Halloween and remember it’s all for the love of craft!