I warned you guys that Josh and I would be making our own Boxtrolls to enter in the Build a Boxtrolls Sweeps, right? We decided this would be a fun end-of-summer craft project for us to do together. Once we decided we wanted to make Boxtrolls and enter, we had to decide what medium would be the best for us.
Since I can’t draw to save my life, we thought clay might be a good medium to use. Now, I haven’t worked with clay since high school but Josh did several clay projects last year and one was even chosen to be displayed at our local library as part of the art show. I took him along with me to Michael’s to help me pick out just the right clay. He pointed to the Model Magic by Crayola and selected a neutral pack as well as a pack with primary colors.
Once we got home, we started trying to build Boxtroll heads, arms, and legs. I found this to be much harder than it looks! Josh had his whole guy done while I was still working on the head of mine.
I’m not going to show you the finished product until next week. Are you going to be entering the contest as well? The prize is an all expense paid trip for four to LA for the premier of The Boxtrolls. Wondering how to enter? It’s really easy! All you need to do is:
- create an awesome Boxtroll of your own
- snap a picture of it
- share your picture on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #BuildABoxtrollSweep
- No purchase necessary. 18+ years old. 50 US States + District of Columbia only. 8/4/14-9/5/14. Official rules.
The Boxtrolls is coming out 9/26!!