Wooden Nail Hair Creature
Make a wooden nail hair creature!
Ages: 8+ with an adult
Safety Considerations: Adults should help with hammer + nails
Time: 1 hour + drying time
Description: Get inspired by wood turning artist Eric Reeves, who gives all of his art’s proceeds to humanitarian organizations. Create a fun and colorful project with reclaimed wood pieces, nails, hammer + paint. Then, in the spirit of Eric Reeves, give it to someone as a gift!
- What kind of wooden objects can you find around you to turn into art?
- What did you turn your piece of wood into with your IMAGINATION?
- What does it feel like to give a gift of art to another person?
- Nails (all sizes)
- Wood (leftover pieces from projects or a piece from outside)
- Sharpies or paint pens
- Acrylic paint + paintbrush
- Choose your wood piece and imagine what you can turn it in to. What does the shape make you think of? I turned mine into a long alligator and a rectangular head. Start to nail different pieces in. Make sure an adult is around or helping you.
- You can use your fingers OR you can use pliers to help you hold the nail. This is safer so you don’t accidentally hit your finger.
- Cover your surface, and paint your object one solid color. Let dry.
- Add more big details with paint.
- Use paint markers to add more fine details.