Figure In Motion 3D Sculpture

Create your own sculpture of a figure doing activities you love!



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

First we will make the base of the figure using sheets of foil. Start with a 12 inch square piece of aluminum foil. Turn foil diagonally and roll into a long strip. Fold foil roll in half to create the legs of your figure.

Step 3.

Fold foil roll in half to create the legs of your figure.

Step 4.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with a second 12 inch square piece of foil.

Step 5.

Fold both pieces of foil in the center to create the torso shape of your figure.

Step 6.


Take a 14 x 12 inch piece of foil, turn diagonally and roll into a long strip. This will be the figure’s arms. Wrap the roll around the middle of the figure (as shown) between the top of the figure and the legs.

Step 7.


Add some additional pieces of foil around the top of the figure to create a head. To thicken up your form add other pieces of foil in parts that are too thin.

Step 8.


Shape a pose that shows your figure in motion. Think of activities such as running, dancing, or karate as inspiration.

Step 9.

Once your figure has been posed, cover with Plaster Rigid Wrap. To learn more about how to use Plaster Rigid Wrap, click here.

Step 10.


Insert a Jumbo Craft Stick into a piece of foam that will serve as your base. This will provide your figure with extra support.

Step 11.

Ask an adult to hot glue the figure to the foam base.

Step 12.

Paint your figure with Acrylic Paint. Add embellishments and decorate as desired to complete your Figure in Motion Sculpture!

Further Discussion: Help young children visualize a pose by modeling it before they make their final sculpture. Take time to talk to your class about where their arms are in relation to their legs and to consider proportion. This is a great project to do with children as young as 5!

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