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In this lesson get inspiration for making your very own sculpture. Watch the videos to get ideas for your sculpture and then make your own.

This lesson includes:

  • Two videos
  • One activity to help with learning


In this short film artist Emma Majury gives an introduction to some of the basic techniques that can be used to make sculptures from dry materials.

She makes lightweight fairy figures using pipe-cleaners and tissue paper.

You can use many things to make a sculpture.

In this short film presenter Karim Zeroual meets Lily Vanili, baker and master cake decorator, who shows us how to make cake sculptures out of fondant icing.


Activity 1

In this activity from Tate make your own play dough sculpture.

You will need (per ball of play dough):

  • 4 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • food colouring
Make a play dough sculpture

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

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