Required material – Wire (metallic, old/new, covered, colored, thin/thick, or etc…)
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I went completly different to what I normally do for these challenges, All bright and fun! .. but i love my creation!
I started off with a large stick of balsa Wood, and cut the blocks using a steak knife, then I sanded them to make them nice and smooth. Then I gave the blocks and chipboard pieces a coat of paint. Once it was dry I used a thin paint brush to wind the wire around to make the springs, then I added the chippie shapes and used the glue and beads to stick the shapes into the blocks. Once it was all together I covered the pieces in Dimensional Magic and added some Stickles. I added magnets to the back of three of the pieces so it sticks to the fridge, I originally wanted to have them free standing but the balsa wood is just not heavy enough and it falls over all the time.
Made this today for Robbies Teachers , they really made him feel welcome yesterday on his first day, and after struggling through a year last year where he didint like his teacher or going to school much .. it made me happy to see him come home so excited about school.