Art Assignment 29 Make a Thing
I love Nyan Cat!
For those of you who haven’t experienced this adorable meme, click below and enjoy.
In fact, I have some experience being a Nyan Cat.
Here I am as Nyan Kitty for Halloween.
And here are my cats exploring my costume.
My students loved this costume but that was a previous art project so I wanted to do something new for this art assignment. I’m making a Nyan Cat fridge magnet.
I used Sculpey, a printed template, rainbow ribbon and magnets to make my Nyan Cat.
Sculpey is easy to use. Here are the instructions that come with the clay.
First I chose my colours.
Next I rolled each ball of Sculpey to warm it up.
I rolled out the clay using my kitchen rolling pin and chopsticks to ensure the clay was the same thickness and would bake evenly.
I used my template to cut and smooth the edges of each piece.
I made all my pieces and trimmed them with a sharp knife.
Then I began to assemble my kitty.
Once kitty was ready I baked him at 275F for 25 minutes. As the clay cooled, it hardened further, making a perfect magnet.
Once he was cooled, I glued on the ribbon and magnets. I also added his face details with a permanent black marker.
I added a bit of magnet to the end of the ribbon so Nyan Cat can even fly around corners.
Now he hangs out on my fridge with Hello Kitty.
I think he looks pretty great.