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« on: May 22, 2014 01:41:46 PM »

I thought this might fit here, due to it being a paper clay project..

I swapped with wendiek in the recent IYP and our theme was monsters.  She had red robins in her pintrest, so I thought I might make a slightly monstrous robin for her.



I used a container similar to a Kinderegg container, but it was hinged and slightly larger.  I twisted the wire through the vent holes in the "egg", making the feet and legs.  The tail is a pipe cleaner.  I twisted it back and forth around the outside edges, to make it sturdy.  I hot glued that to the body.  The eye is a clear large safety eye with the peg clipped off at the base.  I used several coats of glow paint on the back to make the eye glow in the dark.  Once it was dry, I hot glued it to the bird.  I reenforced the plastic hinge with some heavy packing tape.  I then covered everything with paper clay to form the basic shape of the robin.  Then it was just a mater of painting it to look like a robin.  Since it came from my back yard (as it were..) it is modeled after the North American Robin.  I used glow dimensional paint to cover the edges around the eye.

I was very careful to not glue or have the paper clay dry shut, so the little guy can be used to hide things..


What is it hiding? Look here to see
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433615.new#new

If you want to see the Fuzzy Monster Box I made to eat the robin it's here..
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433613.0#axzz32TfxB6v4

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014 01:11:42 PM »

What a great use of a plastic egg! He's really cute, even if he is a mutant. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014 02:23:52 PM »

Very creative!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014 10:51:34 AM »

This project gave me a laugh Smiley I don't know if I would be intrigued or terrified if a mutant robin showed up at my feeder, lol. I had to go look up what a kinderegg was, great reuse.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014 01:55:19 PM »

heheh I personally always choose intrigued over terrified Grin  and Thanks Grin
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