Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter by Ashley McKee

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter project.  Visit Ashley on Instagram and see this project and funny commentary on her blog here.  See other projects submitted in the Mystery Box Contest and VOTE for Ashley's project HERE (scroll to the end - voting ends May 8, 2017). 

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through for her full lesson plan.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • CelluClay
  • Rigid Wrap
  • Scenic Sand
  • Empty fruit and yogurt cup
  • Foam ball
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Fencing wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Easter grass

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Mix the CelluClay and form it around the empty fruit and yogurt cup.  

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

2.  To cover the plastic lip of the cup, form a CelluClay coil and attach it to the top of the cup, blending it into the sides of the planter and leaving the inside bare.

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

3.  While the planter is drying, hot glue a foam ball to the inside of the planter.  

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

4.  Cut Rigid Wrap into strips.  Cut wire into long pieces and coil the ends with needle nose pliers.  

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

5.  To create the flowers, dip one strip of Rigid Wrap into water at a time, carefully wrapping around the wire. I shaped a rough flower at the top and wrapped another strip around the wire, leaving a bit of the tip exposed so I could poke it into the foam insert.

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

6.  Let the flowers dry.

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

7.  Add the flowers to the planter and get ready to paint!  

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

8.  Use acrylic paints and sprinkle Scenic Sand on prior to drying.  Add Easter grass and enjoy!

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

Art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter as her submission for the <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest.  Click through to see her full lesson plan.

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