Helena the Hippo

Materials

  • Recycled plastic gallon milk jug
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Baby Blue, Snow White, Carousel Pink
  • Blue cardstock or construction paper, 12” square
  • White cardstock or construction paper, two 1”x2” strips
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, sponge scrap, black marker, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut top from milk jug, creating wide opening for mailbox.

STEP 2

  • On covered work surface, use sponge scrap to sponge paint milk jug Baby Blue. Let dry. Sponge paint milk jug Snow White. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Print out pattern.

STEP 4

  • Use paintbrush to paint hearts inside of ears and nostrils Carousel Pink. Let dry. Use black marker to outline hearts.

STEP 5

  • Glue teeth on back of mouth. Glue eyes, mouth, and teeth on head. Glue head on jug.
by Meggan Maravich

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/890/e7e7b63a-e02a-4da9-b6c0-b50f247060f0.pdf



Helena the Hippo
Helena the Hippo