As Christmas is coming up I decided to make some simple gold stars using ModelAir and love how many different ways I can use them as decorations.
One of my most favourite modelling materials is ModelAir. It’s very versatile and incredibly light weight which means it’s perfect for making decorations.
Working with a nice sized lump knead it and roll it until all the air bubbles and lines have been smoothed out. I find rolling it, folding it over a few times helps to get a nice surface. Make sure the rolling-pin and surface your working on is smooth.
Use a cookie cutter or play dough cutter to cut out your star shapes and leave to dry. You will need to turn them as they dry as the edges will curl a little as the modelling material dries out. This can be useful depending on what you plan to do with the finished shape.
When dry, paint the stars front, edges and back with gold (or silver) paint. I like to use a thick acrylic paint (such as Reeves) as it dries quickly and you only need one coat.
Now you’re ready to make so many things …
They’re also light enough to attach magnet strips and brooch pins on to.
And if you add ribbon …
You get to play a bit more …
These loop can be used to hang the stars on trees
I hope these have given you some ideas. They are so easy to make and great for children to help with 🙂