Sunday, 18 April 2010

Making your own Greenman


Littleun loves images of the Greenman and as Beltane isn’t far off we thought we give a go at making our own. All we used was some air drying clay, strong florist wire, leaf-shape cutter and different paints.

Roll out a circle of clay, press down to form base, leaving it to look like a mini hill. Pinch middle into a nose shape and eyebrows. With pencil make two small holes for the eyes, a mouth and nostrils.

Push the small bit of wire into the back to form a hoop which, when dry, you can hang the Greenman with.

Take leaf cutter and cut out leaves. Place leaves around the face in a pattern you like, attach using water and pressure.

When happy leave to dry for at least 48 hours.

Mix paints to form the shades of green you like and paint. Again leave to dry. When finished hang where-ever you like.

4 comments:

aswithin said...

Oh my gosh, He's adorable!

Deorsa said...

What a cute idea, a great way of getting children involved on there own level - i will have to give this a try with my boys.

inannasstar said...

I keep seeing all these wonderful clay works throughout the blogosphere. I'm definitely going to do this over Summer Break with Littleman.

Nydia said...

Your Greenman is awesome! Loved the simple guidelines, thanks for sharing!

Kisses from Nydia.