Tin Foil Sculptures
By C.J. Cintas
Gum was a specialty when I was growing up and whenever my sister and I would get a piece of gum, we would peel the tin foil from the wrapper and create people from it.
Here’s how we’d do it:
Gather sheet of tinfoil
Doesn’t need to be anything special and can even be some that’s
already been used as long as it’s not too dirty.
Make 5 tears for the head, arms, and legs of your person:
Holding the tin foil so it is taller than it is wide, split the top of the tin foil into three parts (a left arm, a head (middle) and a right arm), then make two tears at the waist and one tear at the bottom for either leg.
Begin to twist or scrunch the individual sections:
This is where you get to shape your person. Does it have a large head, small hands, toes?
Form and shape:
Have fun with your person. Take it outside, stand it up, dress it, make it a sword or a basket to carry!
OR... just sculpt with tinfoil, a great recycled art material!
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