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Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - March 20, 2021

Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home:

Textile Moths

Moths are like the puppies of the insect world! They’re cute and fluffy. What’s not to love? We’re going to make our own cute little relief sculpture moths in today’s #MAGsatathome activity!

RELIEF SCULPTURE:  A relief sculpture is a piece of art that involves sculpting 3D details onto a 2D surface.

TEXTURE:  Texture in art can be achieved by either drawing the semblance of a texture, or by adding actual objects and texture pieces to the artwork.

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter @RedDeerMuseum or Instagram @rdmag #MAGsatathome with your creations! We'd love to see them.

You can download the instructions here.

Pre-recorded instructions.

What You Need: Foam sheet, felt, 2 colours of cardstock, cotton balls, glue, scissors, sharpie, fuzzy pipe cleaners, wire, pompom.

Step 1. Gather supplies. Start by bending one of the fluffy pipe cleaners into a set of antennas for your moth. Take a piece of wire, wrap it around the bend in your antennas, and then pull it straight through the pom pom that will be your moth’s head!

Step 2. Next, use your Sharpie to trace the moth wing template (or draw your own!) onto your foam sheet, your felt, and one of the pieces of cardstock. Glue the foam wings onto the cardstock wings to keep them sturdy.

Step 3. Next, cut your felt wing shape around the edges to make it smaller (you want them to be about half an inch to 3/4 in smaller around than your foam wings. Glue the felt wings down to the foam shape.

Step 4. Cut a piece of fluffy pipe cleaner to make the body of your moth, then glue it into the middle of the wings. Glue down the head, too! Then, unravel a cotton ball and glue it down around the edge of the felt wings. Use Sharpie and cut pieces of coloured cardstock to make beautiful patterns on the wings, and you will have completed your moth!

textiles moths art instructions

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