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By Mary Ayres



When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Main supplies:

  • Forster® wood shapes – one 1 ½” oval, six 2” ovals, one 2 ½” oval, one 3 ¼” oval
  • Pacon® wiggle eyes – 12 mm
  • DecoArt® Americana acrylic paint – olive green, bright green, honey brown, dark pine, and fuchsia
  • Royal® paint brushes
  • Forster® hand drill
  • Eight gold paper fasteners
  • Fine point black permanent marker
  • Glue



For rouging and dry brushing – dip a dry bristle brush in paint, wipe the brush on a paper towel until it is almost dry, and then wipe the brush on the designated area.

1. Drill a hole in one end of the extra-large and small ovals. Drill holes in both ends of the medium and large ovals. Make sure the hole is large enough for the brad to swivel
2. Paint the extra-large oval and the two medium ovals with olive green. Paint the large oval and the two medium ovals with bright green. Paint the two medium ovals and small oval with honey brown.
3. Rouge the cheek on the extra-large head oval with fuchsia. Dry brush the edges of all the ovals with dark pine.
4. Paint random dots on the ovals, using the end of a paintbrush handle. Paint dots on olive green ovals with bright green (paint dots on cheek on head). Paint dots on bright green ovals with honey brown. Paint dots on honey brown ovals with olive green.
5. Draw the mouth, nostril and a line round each of the ovals with the marker. Glue the wiggle eye to the head.
6. Attach ovals, using paper fasteners through the holes, going from the largest to the smallest, repeating colors in the following pattern: olive green, bright green, honey brown.


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