Are you going to play pirates or stage a play "Treasure Island"? Then you definitely cannot do without a skull. Who else will guard the chest of gold and diamonds?
- Sculptural clay or plasticine 2 bars
- Paper napkins - 1 pack
- White wrapping paper
- PVA glue
- Skull drawing or visual aid
- Paraffin or vegetable oil.
- Saucer or plate
Start by making a blank. Use the picture to sculpt it out of clay or plasticine. Put the earthenware disc to dry for three to four days.
Treat the surface with paraffin or lightly wipe with vegetable oil.
Tear the napkins into small pieces. Soak them in a saucer of water. Divide the disc into two parts - the occipital and the front. Apply the soaked napkin pieces to one of the halves of the blank. Close the back of the head immediately with a layer of napkins. Cover the front part, leaving the eye sockets, nasal and mouth openings. Do not paste over the lower part of the disc (the base of the skull).
After applying the first layer, let the workpiece dry a little. Water should drain from it. Apply the next coat. Use wrapping paper for it, abundantly moistened with PVA glue. Dry the workpiece thoroughly. After that, apply a third layer, also from wrapping paper. Dry the workpiece and remove it from the blank.
Paste over the other half of the skull in the same sequence.
Take both halves of the skull. Align them and trim the edges with scissors if necessary. Fasten them along the seam with strips of wrapping paper using PVA glue, first on the outside and then on the inside. Dry the skull.
Fill up unnecessary grooves and seams with small pieces of wrapping paper. Border the edges with strips of paper. Correct the holes in the eye sockets, nose and mouth. Cover the skull on both sides with a layer of glue and dry.
Paint the skull with water-based paint or varnish.