Wednesday

Crafting Cale and the Duct Tape Peacock


Cale entered to make a sculpture in the fair this year. He poured over Pinterest, and finally settled on this peacock. The inspiration piece (linked above) looked like it was made out of foil, but after he modeled the body out of plastic bags and tin foil he decided he would use duct tape to cover the outside instead. He used pencils and more foil and bags to add the feet. And lots and lots of blue duct tape.


The tail is made from a piece of heavy cardboard. Covered in purple and peace sign duct tape. He used gorilla tape and hot glue to attach it to the body.  Because of the leg angle the peacock needed a little lift, so he used a covered tin can to make a little seat for it. Then added toothpicks and pom-poms for the crown. I love it!



 

And just for the full picture, let me zoom out a bit. This is what my living room looks like in the middle of a crafting session. This was not all of the mess either. 


 Later in the day, Cale also decided to make Annika a doll using the same method. She absolutely loved it. And hugged it and patted it's back for a long time. She was all smiles. She's also got some of the best big brothers ever. Ones that make her dolls and bring her flowers and share their snacks.


linked to Weekend Whatever, The Sunday Showcase,

7 comments:

  1. Your son did an amazing job!

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  2. Good on you Cale! Great job, very creative and what a nice lad to make Annika a doll.

    I love to see children's craft work. Good use of plastic bags.

    Blog hop follower.

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  3. That is an awesome sculpture! And such a sweet brother to make on for his sister, too!

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  4. Wow those are great! And how sweet to make one for his little sister. My son saw an Elmo duct tape wallet recently and I had to pat him down later to make sure we didn't accidentally take it with us.

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  5. Wow those are great! And how sweet to make one for his little sister. My son saw an Elmo duct tape wallet recently and I had to pat him down later to make sure we didn't accidentally take it with us.

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  6. Wow well done Cale! He did amazing on his peacock. And what a sweet big brother making one for his sister. I love it! Thank you for sharing with The Sunday Showcase.

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