Here’s how to to turn an old watercolor tray into the perfect “coffin” for a Model Magic skeleton. A fun and easy craft in a recycled container.
How many themes can this Model Magic Skeleton touch on? Let’s see.
• Fun Halloween project? Check.
• STEAM approved (study of bones)? Check.
• Recycling old art supplies? Check.
• Backpack (portable) proof? Check. Not bad for one project!
MODEL MAGIC SKELETON SUPPLIES
- Old watercolor tray
- Black spray paint
- Crayola White Model Magic*
- Paint brush
- Sparkle Mod Podge (optional)*
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Time needed: 1 hour.
MODEL MAGIC SKELETON DIRECTIONS
- Remove the inner tray from the watercolor case.
Wipe outer tray clean so the paint will stick.
- Spray both sides really well with black spray paint.
Add a second coat if necessary to eliminate any white spots.
- Roll small tubes of Model Magic. Place as shown for the hips and legs.
Make sure the rolls are not so thick that the lid will not shut when complete.
- Attach a center spine and form a simple head as shown.
Poke holes with a pencil for two eyes and a mouth.
- Add three skinny rolls for the ribs.
- Roll arms and place them in the tray.
They should be long and go below the hips.
- Add skinny rolls for the fingers and toes. Add small circles for knee caps.
If the Model Magic is fresh, all the pieces will stick together really well. After a few days, the entire skeleton may need to be glued in the tray to stay in place.
- Close skeleton and paint cover with Sparkle Mod Podge.
Let dry until the cover is clear and sparkly. Have a happy recycled Halloween!
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