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Fishing Crow Figurine

By: Annabelle Keller for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

This crow decided to take a break and go fishin'. He's easy to create and a great figurine to display in your home. Just grab some STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and you can make this adorable guy in the straw hat.

Fishing Crow Figurine

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Cone, 6" x 3"
  • Acrylic craft paint: black
  • Felt: 5" x 7" gold
  • Straw hat, 4"
  • Grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" x 5" brown
  • Craft feathers, three
  • Wiggle eyes, two 6mm
  • Chenille stems, four black
  • Straw bale, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 5"
  • Twig, 12" x 1/8"
  • Sunflower seed (optional)
  • Miniature fishing creel
  • Wood fish, 2-1/4"
  • Wire, 3" length
  • Awl, wooden skewer or sharp pencil
  • Paintbrush with stiff bristle
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Straight pins

For pattern, click here.

Steps:

  1. Paint cone black; let dry.
     
  2. Fold felt in half lengthwise; place beak pattern on fold and cut out. Cut out four pairs of hands and feet.
     
  3. Cut four 7" chenille stems. Knot chenille stems in center, forming elbows and knees; glue a pair of hands or feet to each end.
     
  4. Glue hat on tip of cone. Glue grosgrain ribbon around hat; glue three small feather pieces to ribbon.
     
  5. Glue on wiggle eyes and beak; glue sunflower seed in beak (optional).
     
  6. Using awl, skewer or sharp pencil, make holes for arms and legs, measuring up 1/4" from base for the legs and 3" from base for the arms. Place glue in holes and insert arms and legs.
     
  7. Glue crow and creel to straw bale.
     
  8. Cross crow's legs and glue foot to knee. Glue fishing pole to crow's hands and straw bale.
     
  9. Thread fish onto wire, attach to fishing pole.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

 

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