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Wire & Sculptamold Figures - Project #132

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Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Optional Tip 1

Age Range: Middle School & Up
Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Challenging
Cleanup: Soap & Water

General Materials:
Wire Cutters & Pliers
Bowls
Wooden or Plastic Modeling Tools

Step 1

Step 1

With dark annealed wire, form the base and main support of the sculpture.
Step 2

Step 2

To create the base, thoroughly mix together 2 cups Sculptamold with 1 cup of water and 3 TBSP of powdered tempera paint. (It is best to mix small batches at a time, because the Sculptamold sets in around 15-20 minutes.).
Step 3

Step 3

Use the Sculptamold mixture to cover the wire base, leave the support wires uncovered. With modeling tools, sculpt desired texture into the Sculptamold.
Step 4

Step 4

After the Sculptamold sets up on the base, continue to form the wire sculpture.
Step 5

Step 5

Create additional Sculptamold and powdered tempera mixtures in desired colors and apply to sculpture to complete.
Optional Tip 1

Optional Tip 1

Use your imagination for additional sculpture ideas.
Parawire Dark Annealed Wire  (16-gauge)
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$14.95 - $19.50
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Richeson Heavy-Duty Plastic Trays  (10 x 12 x 1/2")
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$7.19
12 or more, $6.47
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Richeson Heavy-Duty Plastic Trays  (13x18x1")
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$11.46
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Sargent Art ART-TIME Powder Tempera Paint  (1 lb)
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$3.59
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Sculptamold Modeling Compound  (3 lb.)
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$6.89 - $39.95
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