Masking Tape Sculptures
Suggested age for this project: 5 years old and above
- BAM! Tape™ Masking Tape (offer a variety of colors and widths if possible)
- Aluminum foil (the less expensive varieties tend to be easier on little hands)
Let's Make It!
Step 1: What do you want to make?
Once your artist has an idea of what they would like to make, they can start with a sketch, or they can just get busy with making it. My daughter, Siena, imagined a beautiful pig with blue wings. Let’s follow her process for making her flying pig.
Step 2: Sculpt the foil
Start with a large piece of foil. Estimate how big your animal will be. For perspective, our flying pig is 3 inches hoof to wing tip and 3.5 inches snout to tail. Siena started out with a piece of foil approximately 1 foot by 2 feet. The beauty of foil is that if you don’t start out with enough, you can always squish some extra in!
Form the body and the legs; don’t worry about things like ears or wings just yet.
Remember, your sculpture is just beginning, so don’t worry about whether it looks like a pig, rhino or spotted zebra just yet.
Step 3: Apply masking tape to the body
- Take small pieces of foil and build the features.
- Cover the each feature with masking tape in your choice of color
- You can use permanent marker or pens to enhance the features.
- Attach the features to the body, using masking tape to sculpt it into position.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Siena added eyes and hooves to her pig to complete the look. Isn’t he adorable?