Korean Foo Dog Statue

By  Michelle Zimmerman  for  AMACO

size: 4"x6"

  • Korean Foo Dog Statue


  • AMACO Balsa Foam: three 6”x9”x1/2” sheets
  • AMACO EZ Grip Modeling Tools
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic paints: black, dark brown
  • Toothpicks
  • White craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Cut balsa foam sheets in half, creating six 6"x4-1/2"x1/2" sheets. Glue sheets together, creating 3"x4-1/2"x6" block. (Note: Designer inserted toothpicks into cut sheets to help hold together.) Let dry.
  • 2. Use pencil to draw face and legs on dog. Mark areas off to carve.
  • 3. Use carving tools to carve out sections on dog. Remove large areas first.
  • 4. Use damp paper towel to remove dust from dog. On covered work surface, apply gesso on dog. Let dry.
  • 5. Paint dog black. Let dry. Use sponge scrap to lightly highlight areas of dog dark brown. Let dry.