2D Glue Sculptures!

Introduction: 2D Glue Sculptures!

About: Love to make videos on youtube and I love to draw, cook, and make stuff :)

Have you ever wondered how pros make those awesome glue sculptures? I know I have! I searched everywhere for instructions but I couldn't find anything, So I decided to create a method myself that actually worked. After working with hot glue and creating millions of failures, I finally found a way to create cute little sculptures that's both fun and easy!

Step 1: Things You'll Need

You'll need:

An outline


A spatula

And a hot glue gun

Step 2: Learn the Circle Method

THIS IS IMPORTANT: This is the only way the sculptures actually work, never try to squirt glue freely.

Use the glue gun to create small circles that connect, try not to raise your gun and keep it on the surface.

Step 3: Start Creating Your Little Friend!

Start with the outline (in this case I'm using my old and cracked iPod)

Try to copy the outline using the circle method.

Step 4: Spill the Water and Let It Dry

Spill a bit of water on your sculpture to assure that it's not hot anymore, and to make it easier to get.

Get your spatula and VERY VERY slowly start peeling your buddy off. BE CAREFUL, THIS PART IS A BIT TRICKY.

Now just let your sculpture friend dry.

Step 5: Get Creative!

This is the fun part! Try to figure our ways you can use your little creation!

Here's some examples:

Get some tape and use it as a window sticker

Glue a magnet and stick it on to your fridge

Get some string and use it as a keychain or a backpack chain

Step 6: Please Vote If You Enjoyed This!

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Thank you so much for looking at this, much appreciated guys!

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    6 Discussions

    Looks like fun! It would be fun to see if once you make the 2D shape you could pick it up and work off of it to make it more 3D :)


    6 years ago

    Love this!! I live making things with hot glue! By the way, if it is hard getting that glue off of a main surface, you can use a silicone mat. They work great!!


    6 years ago

    Haha it cracked while I was shooting a video :,)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    They look so cute :), great use of hot glue! btw your phone's screen :(, what happened to it?