Do you like sculpture? Or do you just think "stuff it"?

You will need:
  • Pen
  • Newspaper
  • Stapler
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
Flatten out a double page spread of newspaper and draw your design onto it.
It doesn't have to be neat, because you really only need the outline at this stage.
Cut out your design, and add on more detail.

Then draw around it on another double page sheet of newspaper.
Carefully cut the second one out, so that you have two identical designs.
Next, use a stapler to staple around the edge of the design.

You need to staple about two thirds of the way around the design. And be careful where you put your fingers when using a stapler!
Now you can stuff your sculpture!

Just lightly scrunch up bits of newspaper and feed them inside.

If you can't get the newspaper inside, use a ruler to push it inside.
When you're sculpture is stuffed it should have the feel of a thin pillow.

Then just staple up the rest of the sculpture.
Paint next.

Acrylic is best for this, although you could use poster paint mixed with a little PVA glue so that it doesn't crack when dry.
When the paint has dried you can add on extra detail with marker pens.
And that completes the stuffed sculpture.

It looks good, doesn't it?
There are lots of design possibilities... why not make a seasonal sculpture for Christmas?
Or for Halloween
You could even get a friend to draw around you, and then make a stuffed sculpture of yourself.

Try it yourself!