Twist, wrap, and shape your way into the Christmas spirit by creating a fun wire Santa.
What You'll Need:
Plastic coated wire or green floral wire (both available at craft stores)
Stapler and staples
Start by twisting the wire to make a face and a beard. Remember this sculpture is a bit abstract so you don't need to add a lot of detail.
Next move down to make the neck, arms, and body. First make the line of the body part, such as the arm, then make loopy twists of wire around it.
Continue with the rest of the figure, twisting the wire around to make the legs and boots. Keep looping the wire back and forth, around and around, until the figure has the shape you like.
When you're finished, bend the arms and legs to make an interesting position. To display the wire Santa, staple the figure to a piece of cardboard.
In the next article, learn to turn a plain piece of fruit into a wonderful Christmas decoration. See our instructions for creating fragrant pomander balls!