Instructables

Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture

Featured
Picture of Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture
Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users!  Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture!

Lesson Ideas for Art Education:

Recycling (using broken paper clips and jar lids)

Learning Modeling

Taking about armatures

Creating something 2-D into 3-D

Following Directions

Art Terms
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials Needed

Picture of Materials Needed
Materials Needed:

Sculpey® III

White :S302 001

Black: S302 042

Emerald :S302 323

Yellow:S302 072

Red Hot Red:S302 583

Blue:S302 063

Beige:S302 093

Chocolate: S302 053

Sculpey® Tools (Mine came with the Sculpey® Crafty Clay Variety Pack I bought)

Paper Clips

Tin Foil

Jar Lid

Optional Materials:

Tooth pick
Needle Tool
Sculpey® Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey® Acrylic Roller
Sculpey® Clay Softener


Step 2: Armature

Picture of Armature
DSC01253.JPG
Open up and bend paper clips into the basic shape of your sculpture, this is your wire armature. 

Next build up the shape of your statue using tin foil around the wire.  When you are satisfied with the basic shape you can move on to the next step.

Step 3: Inside Out

Picture of Inside Out
Take a look at the statue you are making.  Since you will be laying the clay I want you to think about the process like this.  Your tin foil armature is your basic shape, or your naked little guy.  You need to put clothing on your Mario.  What goes first.  Well in our case Mario's shirt is the piece that is closest to his skin.  Roll our your red clay and cover the part of the armature it would show.  Go a hair beyond so you have a place for the next layer to attach to.

Step 4: Mixing Color

Picture of Mixing Color
DSC01251.JPG
I liked the blue that came with my kit, but I just felt it was to dark, so I mixed it with some white to get a lighter color for his overalls.  I also mixed a light blue for his eyes which we will get to later.

Kneeded the two colors of clay together until you have a nice solid new color.

Step 5: Overalls

Picture of Overalls
Roll our your Mario's Overalls.  Wrap it around your tin foil armature.  Once done it is time to move on, we will add details later.
Lovely.
poofrabbit (author)  susanchen20111 year ago
Thanks so much!
Wow you are a polymer guru! So cute.
Awe that's sweet! I'm not bad, but I know there is room for improvement, my problem is I get so excited when I have an idea I become a ninja and pound it out, then later I tend to make another that looks much better after a breather! :)