MYTHOLOGICAL ME – Model Magic Sculpture

Students use Model Magic on an armature to create a sculpture of themselves as a hybrid creature.

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MYTHOLOGICAL ME – Model Magic Sculpture


  • Crayola Model Magic - Assorted Colours
  • Crayola Sketchbook or Marker & Watercolour Paper
  • Crayola Crayons or Coloured Pencils
  • Pencils
  • Googly Eyes and Other Embellishments
  • 18 or 20 Gauge Wire - about 90 cm (36") per student


Step 1
  1. Choose an animal, or animals that you think reflect some of your characteristics.
  2. Make a plan drawing of the animal with your human head.
  3. You may want to download some source pictures of the animal from the Internet.
  4. Brainstorm words that represent the qualities of the animal and of you.
  5. Write the words around the drawing.
  6. Write notes about the design of your sculpture.
Step 2

Make the Armature

  1. Imagine what the finished animal will look like.
  2. The armature is a like the skeleton of your hybrid creature.
  3. You will build the creature over the skeleton using Model Magic.
  4. To form the main part of the body bend a 20 cm piece of wire in half.
  5. Twist the wire about 5 cm from the bend to form the head of your sculpture.

Step 3
  1. Twist the wire at a spot where the back legs will begin.
  2. Take another piece of wire for the front legs.
  3. Twist the wire around the neck.
Step 4
  1. Bend and twist the wires to make legs.
  2. Work with the wire armature until it is the shape you want.
  3. Make sure it can sit on the table without tipping over.
Step 5
  1. Cover the armature with Model Magic.
  2. Make it thicker than the armature
  3. Add details and embellishments.
  4. The armature will make the sculpture stronger and support the Model Magic until it dries.
Step 6
  1. Add details and props so the sculpture makes a statement about you.
  2. Set it aside to dry for 2 days.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Social Studies,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8

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