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Project #132

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

AMACO Sculptamold Modeling Compound
16-Gauge Wire
Tray or Table Cover
Powdered Tempera
Wire Cutters & Pliers
Wooden or Plastic Modeling Tools

Create a sculpture with wire, and cover with sculptamold!


  • Step 1
    With dark annealed wire, form the base and main support of the sculpture.
  • 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
    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
    After the Sculptamold sets up on the base, continue to form the wire sculpture.
  • Step 5
    Create additional Sculptamold and powdered tempera mixtures in desired colors and apply to sculpture to complete.
  • Optional Tip 1
    Use your imagination for additional sculpture ideas.

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