In the life of the kid, plasticine plays a very important role. In addition to small motors, in the process of working with it develops fantasy and creativity skills. It fruitfully affects the rapprochement in communication with the kid. Most children love figures of various animals, so the idea of plasticine elephant will be a good option.
Homemade elephant from plasticine will help the baby to develop fantasy. In addition, he will develop a fine motor. To start the process of creating a toy animal, you need to prepare a workplace and pick up a good material.
- High-quality plasticine must warm up well so that the kid can work with it. So that the child can make an elephant, it is desirable to choose a soft and lightweight material.
- Good plasticine is not stratified. This will help the items to be securely bonded.
- Mass for modeling high quality, Does not cling to hands and clothes Due to the presence of natural wax.
- Plastic mass for children should be genuine, and as dyes can be food components. It is not recommended to give children the compositions in which toxic additives are present.
If the child in 3-4 years old became interested in modeling materials, it is worth choosing content with bright colors for the development of children’s color perception.
In addition to plasticine, the following materials will be required for the phased creation of an elephant:
- Board for work+
For children of this age you can print pictures where elephant from plasticine will be made by steps. One of the classic embodiments of the elephant is to use light plasticine. This plastic mass self-sharpening, which is its advantage. She easily gives me a modeling and gluing, and also pleasant to the touch, which allows the child to enjoy working with plasticine. But such plasticine with a too long process can quickly frost. Therefore, all work is better to perform, without tightening the process.
First you need to make small items, after which you can start a toy. First of all, you need to make one big ball, and at the bottom with your fingers to make a small dent. After that stretch your head by smoothing plasticine on the sides. Next prepare a sausage that will be a trunk. It is attached to the top of the ball, flexing the edge.
Then the small balls are preparing for the formation of ears, which are also attached to the billet sides. At the end, add a small sculpture of the beer to complete the image. After the elephant is ready, and it needs to be dried for several hours so that you can play with him.
Another option for creating an elephant from plasticine is the use of the box from the kinder-egg. Such an elephant is done very easily. At the first stage, the box from the kinder is covered by plasticine of the primary color, as the role of the body will play.
After that, you need to form a small ball that will perform the function of the animal head. The ears of trunk and eyes are attached to the head.
Then you can proceed to the formation of the legs. Before starting work in a box from the kinder, you can put a small ball, bead or material that will allow you to ring the toy elephant. With such disadvantaged methods, it will be possible to create an original rattle that hardens after placing it in the freezer.
Maspeake figurines with bumps
Elephant of plasticine can be elbowed with the use of natural materials. Most often for this craft use chestnuts or cones. Natural materials are selected in such a way that one item is less than another. Little plays the role of head, and a large bump or chestnut adapts under the body. The process of creating a shape with a bishke is simple.
Using additional materials, it is worth considering that the ears at an elephant in their diameter should be equal to the head, and their form should resemble one of the petals of the rosehip flower. Next, you can go to the manufacture of a trunk. From plasticine prepare a tube, which is alone from one end. On the one hand, with a toothpick or a plasticine for plasticine make small folds, after which they give the trotted bent.
Eyes can also be made of plasticine. They will be round, like all crafts. Then you can attach a trunk to a small bishke or chestnut. After creating the head go to the creation of the body. If the body is also performed from the cone, then it must be connected to the head with a short oval neck. Feet should be resistant and able to withstand the weight of the animal made of plasticine and natural materials.
After attaching the legs to the body you need to put an elephant on a flat surface to check its stability. The end of the process will be the creation of the tail and attach it to the back.
How to make a little elephant?
Sleep out of plasticine elephant independently in a small child will not work, you will need an adult help. The parent will have to tell how to make the animal figurine step by step so that the baby remember the algorithm of action. Those kids who know how to make balls from clay will easier to master this sculpture of the animal. The whole process can be divided into several stages.
The first thing from the plastic mass must be rolled out a couple of balls with different quantities. Large of them will play the role of the body, and the small – an elephant head. At the next stage, it is worth asking the kid with your own hands to make 3 small balls that are easy and easy to turn into a trunk and ears. To make a trunk, ball roll into the sausage. Balls intended for the ears, kneading in a cake. After the preparation of parts they are attached to the head of the future elephant.
To create a beer, you will need to take another color, for example, orange. Tests are performed in the form of small sausages and are attached to the trunk. After that, the toothpick is placed the location of the eyes. From plasticine main shade prepare four balls that will be legs. They are also rolled with sausages and connect with the body.
Then you can start making the tail. Plasticine must be rolled out on a blackboard into a thin long sausage that will become a final stroke in an elephant sculpture. Depending on the wishes of an adult or child, add an elephant with an eye or a bow, blinded to decorate.
The base can be of different colors.
More adult children can offer the manufacture of elephant from plasticine as a picture. Volumetric modeling is quite popular for children in the younger classes or senior group of kindergarten. Using this technique, it is necessary to choose a solid foundation. It can be a glass surface, an unnecessary disc, a sheet of plywood or high density cardboard. Also need a simple pencil to create contours or drawing, printed on the printer.
It is worth choosing a high quality plasticine, since the child will have to work with wet hands.
- The first thing is drawn up the pattern of paintings. For this, plasticine is applied in small pieces to the surface and rub them. With the help of some tools and varying degrees of pressure on the plasticine, you can create a relief surface.
- After preparing the background, apply a blank for an elephant. Creating an animal from plasticine in such a method, it should be noted that it will be in the foreground, which means it should look much larger. Also, small cunning is that thin parts from plasticine can be applied by extrusion from the syringe.
- After completing the application with the elephant, it is given to dry, and then cover with a protective varnish. So you can prevent dust from entering the picture. This elephant from plasticine should not be placed under the glass frame, as the main details can be accepted.
You can make an elephant from plasticine in any shade depending on the child’s desire. However, if he wants an elephant to look like a real animal, it is necessary to use a gray color that comes most often in large sets. If the child has only a small box with a plastic material, get gray, mixing black and white pieces to a homogeneous color.
Conducting time with a child for pets of animals will allow you to get a pleasant friendly atmosphere, develop a fantasy at the kid, develop a fine motor. In addition to an elephant, other animals can also be kept from plasticine.
About how to make elephant from plasticine, look in the following video.