Create these cute and comicial monster charms with a little Creative Paperclay and a lot of imagination. Gather your found pieces of hardware and watch parts to give your monster that steampunk look!
For this easy, kid-friendly project, you will need:
- a small amount of Creative Paperclay;
- keychains, magnets or pin-backs (depending on what you'll be making);
- some grommets and/or found hardware to embellish the monster's eye;
- acrylic paints in your choice of colors
Round things work best to embellish the eye....look for gears, nuts, washers, buttons, snaps, grommets and beads. This is where you can use lots of imagination.
Here's one idea that just popped into my head: Instead of using your found metal parts to create a steampunk style monster face, you could make it silly and cute using those inexpensive doll eyes for just one of the eyes and wink the other. Use an eyeball that is out of scale or a strange color! Do you have any eyes in your stash with one eyeball missing from the pair? ;-)
Instructions for making these charms can be found on the Paperclay blog. Tutorial includes a really good painting tip ... how to easily paint those dark facial accents!