By Mary Ayres
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!
wood shapes – one 1 ½” oval, six 2” ovals,
one 2 ½” oval, one 3 ¼” oval
wiggle eyes – 12 mm
Americana acrylic paint – olive green, bright green, honey
brown, dark pine, and fuchsia
- Eight gold
- Fine point
black permanent marker
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
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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