Trolls Art Project
Have you seen the new Trolls movie from Dreamworks yet? I have not but the characters have already caught my eye. Even if you haven't indulged in the movie just yet, who doesn't remember and love trolls from the 80's and 90's?!?! I know I remember having a collection of them, that crazy hair, the gems on their bellies and their little bare butts! Haha they turned out to be quite the little figurines.
I decided to make this paper art project with my special needs class, we'll see how they like it! I thought it would be a nice way to get them to use some felt. I really didn't put together a step by step for this, it's pretty simple and you can refer to my images below for help copying this project, but I'll still give you an idea of my procedure below!
For their heads, the shape is basically a football with ears, I cut several out at once, then with a craft knife cut a mouth into each face. Their noses are more of a specific shape, you could simply glue 3 circles together or use an image printed from the web to trace.
The eyes and cheeks are cut using circle craft punches. I have them in literally every size, they are incredibly useful and very convenient.
The hair is cut from felt, I had the vision of using actual craft fur but the craft store has very limited colors. You may have other ideas for the fuzzy hair at least the felt has a fabric (furry) texture. Another idea might be to cut it up into strips and let the kids put it where they'd like. You may also want to use yarn, that would be a pretty awesome alternative and great for older kids too!
My glue suggestion would be tacky glue, it has a stronger bond to felt and fabrics.
Lastly cut simple shapes for the neck and body, a rectangle for the neck and a "hill" shape for the body.
Have so much fun making your Trolls!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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