Krafty Koopa: Video Game Controllers Cornucopia!

Hello everyone, it’s Shelfy and today I’m here with some instructions on how to create a video game controllers cornucopia.

Materials Needed:

  • Cornucopia
  • Crayola Model Magic clay
    • White (1 bag)
    • Black (2 bags)
  • Tin foil or parchment paper
  • Easter grass (in fall colors)
  • Acrylic paints
    • Green
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Gray
    • Blue
    • Pink
    • Black
    • White
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Creating the Cornucopia:

This is a pretty simple craft; simply pick whichever controllers you like, create them using model magic, add details with paint, fill the cornucopia with Easter grass, and place your controllers inside. However, it will take some time to mold and paint all the controllers that you want to put inside your cornucopia. Below I have some pictures showing in progress shots of my controllers and helpful tips when working with model magic and hot glue together.

The pieces I made to create the Playstation 2 controller!

Pro-Tips for Working with Model Magic Combined with Hot Glue:

Before you begin to mold anything, you’re going to want to knead your Model Magic clay so that it won’t crack in the future. Model Magic is a nice, light, and fluffy clay generally so not much kneading is required, but doing this step pays off in the long run. You’ll know that your clay is ready to work with once it feels warm and pulls apart making long stands and not breaking off in chunks. Once you’ve done this, you can create whatever shapes you like with relative ease.

I like to create the controllers shaped like the Playstation 2 one in a few pieces. The handles where you hold the controller are separate pieces from the main part with the buttons on it. You can simply just stick the two pieces of Model Magic together as the material is made to naturally stick together but I like to add hot glue to provide extra strength. Hot glue will stick fine to “wet” Model Magic clay and only a small amount is needed. Lastly, model magic sticks to tables very easily so place a piece of tin foil or parchment paper down to prevent this.

The complete cornucopia! Happy Thanksgaming! 

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