Intro: Shark Ornaments
I was searching all over trying to find Christmas ornaments for my husband and sons. Nothing really spoke to me. I was looking thru my desk for some paper when I came across some Lego sharks I had stashed for reasons unknown. Now many Saturdays are spent watching chew-em-ups on SyFi. I decided to make my own gift ornaments.
I gathered all the materials I thought I would need.
Lego shark figures
24 gauge wire
tiny santa figure
I ended up adding
plastic cutting board
large screw hook
glue gun and glue stick
needle nose pliers
The most difficult task was putting in the eye bolts.
I used the ice pick for a starter hole and followed that up with a hammer and nail.
Then I took the screw hook (sorry no picture) and used that to enlarge the starter hole.
Finally I took the actual eye screw and screwed it in. It took a little preserverance and the needle nose pliers for the final turns, but finally the eye was in.
The fun part was adding decorations.
I used the pipe cleaners and twisted them to make a wreath. I then cut a length of 24 gauge wire to attach it to the shark
The next shark got a string of lights. I cut a length of 24 gauge wire and twisted some pony beads in it. The I secured on end of the wire to the eye screw and twisted it around the body of the body of the shark.
I still had one more shark to go, but I decided I needed to add the eyes to all the sharks and then some artistic blood spatter to the great white. I purchased some nail polish at the dollar store for that purpose.
Time to finish the final shark. I carefully chipped away at the base if the mini Santa. I tried to use the crazy glue to place it in the shark's mouth, but that didn't work well. I broke out my very old glue gun which has seen much better days and filled the area behind where the Santa was to be placed with glue. I placed the Santa as I wanted him and filled in with more glue.
Now I am all done with three off the wall ornaments for my family.
I'll have to see what other Lego animals I can track down for next year.