Intro: Hobbit Feet Costume
Red poster paint
Green poster paint
White poster paint
Yellow poster paint
Step 1: Carton and Old Shoe
Get a Carton and place your old shoes on it. Make a pair.
Glue or Tape the Shoes on it (mine I use scotch tape) on the Carton.
Step 2: Newspaper, Glue-water Mixture
Fill up with crampled newspapers to shape up all the sides of the shoe.
Use scotch tape to hold the crampled paper in place.
Do the same with the other feet.
Tear small pieces of paper.
With the Glue-water mixture (1:1)
paste small pieces of paper to flatten the surface of the crampled newspaper.
which would look like the 2nd picture.
Give it time to dry up. (an hour)
Step 3: Tissue Paper
Just like the Small pieces of Paper
Do the same with the Paper Towel/Tissue.
Cover everything (paper Mache)
Wait for it to dry and you'll be ready for the next step. (an hour or less).
Step 4: Let's Get Flesh Color
Mix poster paint in a palette...
RED, GREEN, WHITE and YELLOW.
Adjust to prefered skin tone.
Make a lot...
So the skin tone will be constant all throughout.
You can now start painting the whole Feet.
Step 5: Black Knitting Yarn and Glue
Cut a desired length for the yarn.
I use like... 24 inches-36 ?
Start pulling apart the single string in it's bundle... or you could use a brush.
This would make a hair effect.
Step 6: Finished!
Some yellow card board laying around.
Cut it into nail shaped that would fit for each fingers and glue them.
This is for my son's School Activity. They call it :Word-Robe Activity".
They sent out an instruction and asking us to come up with an uncommon word. And that to use recycled item.
Search and read a lot of uncommon words online and I can across the word "Nelipot" which means "Huge Feet". While trying to get a backup word because it will still be approved by their English teacher. I saw another word! "Sciapodus" which means "Barefoot".
I got a bright idea of putting those 2 words together by just doing this craft.
While sharing my idea with my niece and nephews... they told me that it fit the description of a "HOBBIT" character! With only a week left before the event... I manage to finish everything a night before.
Then there is a need to me to put a label for they'll be parading around the school to show off their word-robe. at 2am... I remember that Frodo have a sword which I can put the words. Looked for 2 old slack pants I found around the house which I manage to turn the gray slacks into a cloak and Large brown pants into his size pants. I also make him wear a wig... I know only Gollum si bald. HAHAHA
After all the sleepless night of making it... on the day that I put it all together... I was amazed how it turned out to be.
He came home with a certificate... Best in Costume award!!
Best award for all the effort done.