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Here's how to make an interesting bronze-effect sculpture using ModRoc plaster bandages. It's a great hands on messy project perfect for older kids - or to make as a joint project with a younger child.



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Our inspiration were these mini bronze figures at the Hogskulebygget building in Sogndal, Norway. We created our figure using pipe cleaners and aluminium foil, then moulded the plaster bandages on top. We painted the finished figure with metallic enamel paint to give a bronze effect.



Pipe cleaner person
Our inspiration


Time: 1 hour minutes plus drying time
Age: Over 10s
Level: Hard

Materials
Pipe cleaners
Aluminium foil
ModRoc plaster bandages
Water
Metallic enamel paint

Method
Twist the pipe cleaners together to make a person shape.



Pipe cleaner person


Scrunch aluminium foil over the pipe cleaners to bulk them out.



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Cut the plaster bandages into thin strips (about 1 inch wide).
Soak a plaster bandage in water for a few seconds and then squeeze out excess water.



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Wrap the plaster bandage around the figure.
Repeat with other strips of plaster bandage until the whole figure is covered.



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Modroc person, modroc figure, plaster bandages craft, things to make out of plaster bandages, plaster bandage craft tutorial, bronze effect sculpture craft


Allow to dry for around 24 hours.



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When the plaster is dried out and the figure is hard, paint with metallic enamel paint.



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You could try making other bronze-effect sculptures e.g. animals.

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