The #CraftyGeek Goes Retro! via @luckynerdgirl

I’m all about retro things here. Especially nerdy retro things! So I got to thinking about some of the things from my younger days that I miss. The one that kept popping up was my first video game system. The classic Gameboy! It was one of my most prized possessions as a kid and my favorite game to play was called Kirby’s Block Ball. 

Do you remember Kirby? That fat pink marshmallow looking creature? Well, get ready to go down memory lane with me as we make a Kirby EOS chapstick!

For this craft you will need:

  • EOS chapstick
  • Air dry clay
  • paint in magenta, blue, white, and black
  • dental floss

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So to start you will want to open your EOS. Take a length of floss and tie it around the bottom half of the chapstick. This will be your guide of where the opening to your EOS is. Put the top back on the chapstick with the floss pointing out from the sides. Now you will want to cover the EOS with the clay making sure that you keep your floss visible. You can smooth any imperfections with a little bit of water. But be cautious with how much water you use. I had to redo this project because I used too much water and the end result cracked all over the place.

Next you will want to add the arm and feet. Kirby’s arms are like little fat triangles and his feet are more oval shaped. Attach them to the “body” and smooth the edges with a little water to secure. Next you will want to carefully take your floss and cut into the clay around the body making sure you pull it deep enough to essentially cut Kirby in half. Graphic I know. But it must be done!

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Once you’ve reached this step you will want to STOP! Before we can add any further details we need the clay to be dry. Depending on the type of air dry clay you use depends on the time it takes to dry. Mine took a little over 24 hours to dry. I then carefully separated the two halves to make sure that it opened the way it was supposed to! Success! The only thing that is left to do is to give Kirby his super cute face. Using the black paint, paint oval shaped eyes and an upside down triangle shape for the mouth. Next take the magenta color and make two little ovals for his rosy cheeks. Also paint a part of the mouth with the magenta to give it some depth. Kirby’s shoes are red, but I didn’t have any red so I opted to just use the magenta paint that I had and I think it turned out great. Next use a little white paint and paint a small oval in each eye on the top of the black ovals. Then take the blue paint and paint small ovals in each eye on the bottom of the black ovals just beneath the white. And thats it! You are ready to fight chapped lips with a cute sidekick!

What do you think of this geeky craft? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @luckynerdgirl using #craftygeek!

Be sure to follow me and @thenerdygirlexp to keep up with all things nerdy!

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