This is a good project to do with kids. Just start gathering bits and pieces of junk in a box, or clean out a few drawers, and you soon have enough raw material to create your own little eco warrior tribe!
Any material can be used. On the creature above we have a wine cork body, milk bottle cap feet, Elton John glasses made from a piece of balsa from a broken 3d puzzle, some feathers, a thumbtack nose, and eyes made from nuts. Oh, and the mouth was cut from a newspaper.
Eco warrior # 1 : The bush queen
Wine bottle cork, newspaper cutout, and a green bushy thingy from some abandoned toy set, fastened to the middle of her forehead with a blue thumbtack.
Eco warrior # 2 : Brown beret
Wine cork on a white plastic screwtop base (my son brought back a bunch from school). The eyes are from an old set of winter tires, the nose is a blue thumbtack, which matches the sexy brown hat, made from a button.
Eco warrior # 3 : Spirehead
The head and hat is in one piece, what luck! On its head there is a small spire, made from a twisted piece of metal I found on a beach a looong time ago, in Barcelona I think. (I even have a sound recording of that particular beach combing session somewhere…). The mouth is the same as on many of these creatures, and actually belongs to one of my hundreds of bosses at NRK, Bjørn Stuevold, and was cut from a newspaper article in Adressa. The eyes are screws from a mechano playset.
Eco warrior # 3 : Spirehead (closeup)
Such a personality. The arms and legs are, as you might notice, made from those clamps you use to fasten electrical wires to the wall. I had a bunch of those left over, and put them to good use.
Eco warrior # 4 : Elton
The glasses are from a balsa toy model car long since broken into a billion pieces and scattered to the wind.
I believe this one is very gay, but that’s ok :)
Eco warrior # 5 : Fido
I love the ears on this little bugger, made from an old wall frame I believe. They had the perfect shape. The tail didn’t quite want to stay up they way I wanted.
Eco warrior # 5 : Fido (closeup)
With a face only a mother could love.
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