Molding of plastic materials is known to everyone else from the kindergarten. This activity develops small motor skills of the hands, imagination and creative thinking in the child. And adult molding helps to achieve calm andto prove yourself creatively. Even during modeling, you can create masterpieces, which later will be called works of art. And you can start small - from modeling animals, for example - sheep.
Working with materials
The figure of the lamb can be molded from various materials: clay, mastic or polymer plastics. It is necessary to understand how to work with this or that substance when it is used:
Clay is a natural material for modeling. As a rule, it is sold in a solid or powder state, so before modeling, the material must be diluted with water and well wrinkled in the hands until it reaches the desired softness. It is natural color and colored in various color variants, in sets and monophonic.
- Polymer plastics
In shops, whole sets of plastics are sold forchildren. its difference from clay is that the plastic is soft and immediately suitable for modeling. In this case, it does not stick to your hands and does not stain them, which is also important when working with children with material. In addition, the plastic colors are more vivid and memorable.
This is a unique material that is prepared inconfectionery to decorate cakes. Less commonly called inedible materials for modeling. If you are dealing with a confectionery kind of mastic, you need to remember that the material is only suitable for work after direct mixing. Then the mastic solidifies.
Modeling of Lambs
To make a lamb, you need clay, mastic or plastic in the following colors:
In addition to these you will need these tools:
Tip: if you do not have a gray color, you can easily replace it with black. And you can make gray yourself, mixing a lump of white matter with a few crumbs of black.
- Take a small lump of gray material and roll in the palms of the ball - the head for the animal.
- Take a lump of the same substance of a larger size. Now you need to make a trunk - roll the ball with the palms and slightly roll it out for elongation.
- Stick the body parts together, without deforming their shapes.
- On the head make small depressions for the eyes with a stack, and with a toothpick make 2 holes-nostrils and mark the mouth.
- Make 4 not so thick sticks of gray color - these are the legs.
Tip: for an animal to stand better, for the legs you can use a wire for the frame, around which to wrap the material.
- Flatten the end of each stick to make the lamb stand better, and attach the other to the trunk.
- Make 2 small gray droplets - ears - and attach them to the sides of the head so that they hang down.
- From the white material roll a lot of small balls - curls of wool. Begin to fasten the balls around the body and on the head of the lamb, like a cap so that the trunk becomes completely white.
- From a white material, roll 2 small balls, flatten them and stick them to the indentations on the head - the whites of the eyes. Fill them with a droplet of blue (iris) and black (pupil of the eye) colors.
- To the smiling contour of the mouth, you can attach a small red droplet - a playfully pushed out tongue.
The sheep is ready!
Flight of fantasy
Here are some tips on how to make lambing for you and your baby even more fun:
- Sheep can be made more curly, neatly drawing curls with a toothpick on white balls.
- You can have fun and make a whole flock of sheep, so that your curls are not lonely.
- And in the head of flocks you can put stuccolamb. Then, in addition to the ears of gray material, you need to blind 2 small snails, cut them in several places with a toothpick and attach them over the ears - these are horns.
Do not forget that even such simple things as molding from plastic materials, can give joy, good mood and even develop creative abilities!