Letting Life Lead
I bet you are wondering what I was going to do with those tin cans I had paper mache’d from the scraps from the mentioned Epic Snowflake Project and the DIY Olaf Pinata. I decided that a fun activity would be Olaf Bowling Pins made out of plastic soda bottles (of which we have many). Go here for inspiration: Olaf Bowling Bottles.
However, I thought that would be just too many Olafs and I didn’t feel like painting plastic bottles. Plus, I had all those craft scraps. Enter tin cans. I had been saving big tomato and baked bean cans for a while for some unforeseen project in the unnamed future. I decided that the paper mache would be economical and eliminate the need to spray paint the cans. I could paint them with tempera paint I already had and decorate them with markers.
And Troll Bowling was born! Ahhhhhhhhhh!
Cover some empty tins with white paper, or white papier mache, and color them gray (or use gray paper). Or just spray paint the cans if you want. I didn’t want to use spray or acrylic paint, so I opted for paper so I could used tempera.
Go nuts! Give them all sorts of faces and expressions. The trolls have very simple lines that even a stick-figure artist can do reasonably well. If you really can’t draw at all, you can cut foam or paper shapes and glue them on (circles, bat-ears, ovals, oblongs, half-moons, and squares will produce a very respectable troll.
Here are some tips to help you get nice results even if you aren’t good at drawing.
Below is a slide show that gives you a better look of the trolls. I have to say that I am quite pleased with myself. I think these came out awesome. Dear Husband gave me a rather ho-hum reaction. I guess compared to Olaf Pinata these don’t impress!
Oh…don’t forget the moss ball! Can’t bowl without a ball! I wonder how long this moss will last once the kids get to it!
Cost for Troll Bowling:
(I had everything I needed, you paint or markers)
Do you like this project? Comment, like, and share. Thank you!
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