Build Uka Uka Wall Piece




About: Art made from scraps. Instagram: Ollysartsnscraps

Build a uka uka wallpiece 

You will need.

-palm sander
- jigsaw
-all purpose white glue
- clearcoat 
-3/4" plywood
-1/4" plywood

Step 1: Draw Out Your Face

Here i Used your standard posterboard and drew him out to 23 1/4" x 15" 

Step 2: Cut Paper to Background Shape

you will want to cut off the bones so you have the main shape of the mask. and remember, if at any time you mess up, Don't Panic. you can easily hide it or fix it in someway by the end of the project

Step 3: Trace Onto 3/4" Plywood

trace the mask onto the wood using your paper stencil. i used a jigsaw with a scroll blade. 

Step 4: Sand Down Edges

i very briefly sanded down the edges and just getting ride of any stranglers from the cut. i used 220 grit sandpaper and a palm sander

Step 5: Cut Out Facial Features From Stencil

Cut out the eyes, the nose, mouth, and top bone. make sure to seperate the eye from the eyebrow 

Step 6: Trace Onto 1/4" Plywood

Trace the nose mouth, eyes, eyebrows and top bone from 1/4" plywood, and cut out the two side bones from 3/4" plywood. i again used a jig saw to cut them out

Step 7: Sand and Paint

now that everything is cut out all you have left to do is sand and paint it all

Step 8: Sanding and Painting

After cutting out the facial features and sanding the edges round, sanding the top bone so it is smooth with the backboard, and cutting out the side bones paint everything accordingly 

Step 9: Trace a Line

Line the bone up to the top and trace underneath the flat part

Step 10: Cut the Line Out

Drill a pilot hole in one side and just cut along the line

Step 11: Glue Bone in Place

Using a clamp and all purpose white glue, glue the bone to the back board

Step 12: Wrap Bone in Hemp

Once the bone has dried, Using thick hemp and the line that you cut , wrap the bone in hemp. glueing it secure once done

Step 13: Wrap Side Bones With Hemp

same as the top bone, wrap the side bones with hemp, glueing the hemp once agian when done with all purpose white glue

Step 14: Make Brackets

Make two half I shaped brackets to screw the bones onto the back board

Step 15: Paint, Glue, Clearcoat, Done!!!!

Using the template from the stencil, paint his warpaint on his forhead, using a paintmarker, paint in his teeth, and glue together, once dried, spray with clearcoat, let dry  add a hook to the back to hang it up, and its done! make Uka Uka and Aku Aku 

Step 16: Done

hang on your wall and enjoy

Step 17: Using Krylon of Course

ps, great paint

Step 18: Boo Table

This is a table top of boo i had made the same way that these were made, the possibilities are endless...  

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    22 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh my goody-gun! (not many will understand this, don't worry)

    Love Crash Bandicoot so much, and these look amazing! Great job.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, your Boo tabletop put me on the idea for a gift for my stepson: a glowing Boo wall piece :-)

    Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

    PS: Better picture will be up soon, I'm working on a photo instructable right now...

    1 reply

    7 years ago on Step 16

    cool love this stuff!!!!..Bandicoot power!!!


    8 years ago on Step 16

    looks realy cool :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    These are awesome! I loved the Crash Bandicoot series but kinda quit after they switched from those 'warp room' type games to the other ones where you are in an adventure like area.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Good job! I like this kind of stuff and have been guilty of using cardboard for masks instead of the plywood....just a preferance, of course.

    Yaay!! Somebody's finally showing the old Crash come love. He was good back in the old days, but the games now (Crash of the Titans and Crash Mind Over Mutant) are complete crap.

    Bring back the old platforming Crash, Sony!!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Wonderful! Your i'ble makes me want to make the Boo-table. Maybe I will...


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice job, brings back the memories of the old gaming days


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry I don't have a printable version as I don't have
    A scanner or printer, also they are both pretty big and
    Would need to print on 4 pages! Sorry aboot that

    2 replies

    can you post some pdf's of the tracings of the face to print out so i dont have to draw them. im not a good drawer, i mostly avoid drawing in fact.

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