Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers With Dry Bones Dungeon "Snow" Globe! I know what you are thinking, wait poofrabbit didn't you JUST make Super Mario Brothers Gold Coin "Snow" Globe!?The answer to that fantastic question is...yes, yes I did.
My brother came to visit me tonight and loved my last instructable. I didn't want to give up what I had made, and like I pointed out, I found that jar and clear would have been loads better. He begged me to make him one, and as a good, kind, and loving older sister I said ok....but you buy the jar. So, after a trip to the local big box store, I set off to make him his very own. Even better, my gem of a brother bought me a case of clear mason jars, now I'm dangerous! ( He also put in a request for a snow globe to give his favoriate professor, so you will be seeing a non-game related snow globe soon.)
This 'able would be great for art education or for a summer camp project. The thing to remember is, it does not have to be a Nintendo character in the jar, your only limitation is your imagination (and your amount of clay on hand)
So read on game lovin' instructavillians!
If you feel like it check out some of my other Polymer Clay creations to date:
Parrot Sculpey Necklace
Bowser Marionette Finished
Orange Tiger Cat Sculpey Pendant
Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture
Super Mario Brothers Gold Coin "Snow" Globe
Potted Lorax & Truffula Tree: Earth Day Lesson
Mini Sculpey Jedi Master Yoda
Amusing Dead Fish Sculpey Sculpture
Mini Sculpey Batman (Grey & Blue)
Step 1: Materials Needed
White :S302 001
Black: S302 042
Red Hot Red:S302 583
Chocolate: S302 053
Sculpey® Tools (Mine came with the Sculpey® Crafty Clay Variety Pack I bought)
Jar& Jar Lid
Baby Oil (in place of the water and Glycerin)
Sculpey® Acrylic Roller
Sculpey® Clay Softener
Sculpey® Clay Conditioning Machine
Step 2: Follow This Instructable or Look at the Pictures
I will post the pictures for this Mario as well (He's a little smaller). I do not like the looks of this Mario as much, I was in a hurry to get it done, I know no excuses, but it's true.
Step 3: The Block
Step 4: Dry Bones
Just like with Mario I made a wire armature, then covered it in tinfoil.
I started by adding black around his midsection. I then added white for the head and arms. I used a light beige for the rings around his belly. I created a light grey for the shell plates. I rolled black ovals for his eyes and yellow balls for his pupils. His hands and feet were created using a off white, light light grey. I used the same brown for the bottom of his shoes as I did Mario's.
Step 5: Bake and Create!
The jar can take the heat of the oven, but don't freak out when it's hard to get the lid off, it will created a seal just like it would in canning.
I knew I wouldn't be able t remove the entire sculpture so I held it up enough to put in the requested blue glitter, Boo (which I added latter, made with a tin foil ball and clay wrapped around it so he floats).
For this jar I used water and glycerin. I had visions of my brother dropping the jar in his apartment and getting baby oil everywhere. This worked okay, but having done it both ways I prefer the oil, I like the glitter lingering longer.
Once filled with water and several dashes of glycerin I screwed the lid on tight. I did not glue his in place because he could not decided yet if he wanted more glitter or not.
I can't wait to see what you make feel free to ask any questions needed!