- Plastic lid
- Glass Beads
- Flat glass marbles (Available in floral departments or at Dollar Tree.)
- Coated wire (Available at Michaels, or other places where craft supplies are sold.)
- Hot Glue
- Hammer and nail, or drill
- Think of a shape you’d like to represent with wire.
- How many pieces of wire will you need for this shape? Cut pieces from roll with scissors.
- Twist wire together at bottom, so end is small, and then bend pieces into the shape you want.
- Add sequins and beads, twisting wire to hold into place.
- Ask and adult to tap a hole into the plastic lid using hammer and nail. (Drilled holes work too.)
- Insert bottom of sculpture into hole in lid and bend to secure.
(If sculpture isn’t balanced, add flat glass marble with hot glue to balance. A small glass pebble was used to balance the tree, seen here. A large flat pebble was used to balance coral and fish.)
We had so much fun with these that we made more. We’ve updated the bases. An adult drills a hole in a wooden block and we fit the scultures into it. My friend MCK made some of these with us. Thanks MCK!