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Efaplast Light Little Devils Project


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    Efaplast Light Little Devils Project

    Fancy a devilishly exciting game? Our fiendishly good version of the well-known Tic-Tac-Toe game (Connect 3) makes an ideal way to spend a rainy autumn afternoon and is just right for getting in the mood for Halloween. With EFAPLAST light – the ultra-lightweight, super-soft, air-drying modelling clay from Eberhard Faber – it takes no time at all to make the cute devil figures. They are so adorable that even the loser won’t go red – or black – in the face when he gets beaten.

    For 3 red and 3 black devils you will need:

    1 pack of EFAPLAST light in red (art. no. 8133-2),1 pack of EFAPLAST light in black (art. no. 8133-9) – each pack contains 125g. 1 DECORO lacquer marker in black (art. no. 8325-9), 1 DECORO lacquer marker in red (art. no. 8325-2), modelling tools (art. no. 8711), 1 box of paints (art. no. 8880 N) and, if desired, 1 bottle of gloss varnish (art. no. 8703 BK) to seal the figures with!

    In addition you will need several transparent sleeves to serve as a work surface, cling film, kitchen roll for wiping your hands with, 1 bowl of water, several large wooden skewers, 1 pair of scissors, 1 m of red and 1 m of black leather cord, red bits of fur (tip: available from furriers) or artificial fur from hobby art outlets, multi-purpose glue, one piece of chipboard for the game board (35 x 35 cm, approx. 5 mm thick), 1 pencil, 1 ruler and 1 brush. Use a transparent sleeve to work on. Make a pear shape out of ¼ of a block of red EFAPLAST light – this is for the devil’s body. Cracks and any unevenness can be smoothed over using a modelling tool and a small amount of water.  When working with EFAPLAST light, it is best to keep your hands slightly wet at all times so that it’s easy to smooth over the surface of the modelling clay and any joins. Using a wooden skewer, make indents for the eyes and navel.  Shape a small ball of clay for the nose. To attach one bit of EFAPLAST light to another, simply moisten the areas where they are to be joined with a little water and then press together. Use this method to attach the nose. 

    Important! Wrap open packs of EFAPLAST light in cling film while you’re working to prevent the clay from drying out. For longer-term storage, keep EFAPLAST light in a screw-top jar– this prevents the clay from drying out and ensures it stays fresh for use at a later date.

    Wash your hands. Then make 2 oval-shaped feet out of black EFAPLAST light. Use a modelling tool to make 2 indents for the 3 ‘toes’. Shape 2 small balls for the hands and press them flat. Again, make 2 indents for the ‘fingers’. Using a wooden skewer, make a hole in each hand for adding the ‘dangly arms’ later. Shape 2 small cones for the horns. Attach the horns and feet to the body following the instructions described in step 1. Use a modelling tool to cut a smiling mouth into the clay.

    Cut 2 short pieces of black leather cord to length for the arms and 1 longer piece for the tail. Tie a knot in both ends of the cord for the arms and a knot in one end of the cord for the tail. The hands are modelled onto the cord whilst still moist. To do so, insert the end of each arm cord into the holes already made in the hands. Using a wooden skewer, make holes in the devil’s body for the dangly arms and tail. Insert the arms and tail into these holes and then smooth over the openings well. The knots are to prevent the cords from falling out when the material slightly shrinks during the drying process.

    For the black devil simply reverse the colours, i.e. the body is black, hands, feet and horns are red and you use red leather cord for the arms and tail.

    Leave the devils to dry for approx. 2 days on a transparent sleeve. To ensure that the feet dry thoroughly, lay the figure down after one day. Do not place on a radiator – this could cause the material to crack. To provide optimal protection against moisture and dirt, we recommend you add a coat of gloss varnish once the objects have completely dried.

    When the varnish is dry, the devil’s ‘hair’ can be stuck on. Cut a tuft of hair for the devil’s head and one for its tail out of remnants of fur or artificial fur and stick on using multi-purpose glue.

    Now all that remains to be done is the board. Using the pencil and ruler, draw a square in the middle of the piece of chipboard, leaving a 5 cm gap between the square and the edge of the board. Draw a cross in the square and then add the diagonals (see illustration). Using the pencil, draw a flame design all around the edge of the board and go over it again using the red DECORO lacquer marker. Go over the square itself and the lines inside it using the black DECORO lacquer marker and allow to dry for a while. Using the brush and paint box, paint the flames and the area within the square alternately in orange and red.

    This is what the board looks like when it’s finished.

    The cost is for print out a copy

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