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Suji Wire Art: a project for kids and adults

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Fin lives in the Central Valley, where he is a student at CSUB. He writes in his free time and is interested in social issues and travel.

Are you looking for a fun and - well almost simple craft?

Here is a great craft idea for you and your friends....or your kids or anyone. You can do it at home on a rainy day, with your grade school kids, at the library or the senior center.

All you need is some wire - any wire will do.

This craft takes a few steps, but is a lot of fun.

I'll try and make it as simple as possible.

Some figures you can make - get creative!

suji-wire-art
suji-wire-art

Things you will need.

I choose two different colored wires - you might want more

I choose two different colored wires - you might want more

Make Your W

Form the 12 inch wire into a W Shape

Form the 12 inch wire into a W Shape

Make your body

Bend the ends out to look like "arms"

Bend the ends out to look like "arms"

Pinch the bottoms together and point out to look like "legs"

Pinch the bottoms together and point out to look like "legs"

Start Wrapping Up

Wrap around the torso, leading towards the arms

Wrap around the torso, leading towards the arms

wrap it up along the "torso"

wrap it up along the "torso"

Out along the arm - you may need to push the wires tight

Out along the arm - you may need to push the wires tight

and out until you finish

and out until you finish

Repeat with the other arm

Wrap the other wire up the body to make a full "torso"

Wrap the other wire up the body to make a full "torso"

head out along the arms

head out along the arms

It is starting to look like a person

It is starting to look like a person

Fold the other 18 inch wire in half - the same way

One end should be slightly longer than the other

One end should be slightly longer than the other

wrap around the body then down the leg

wrap around the body then down the leg

finish leg one

finish leg one

wrap around the body again

wrap around the body again

down the other leg

down the other leg

start wrapping the head

start wrapping the head

you may want to make hair or a hat

you may want to make hair or a hat

Strike some poses

a flash of neon

a flash of neon

on the edge!!

on the edge!!

Some questions - your feedback helps

Your opinion again

© 2017 Fin

Comments

Fin (author) from Barstow on March 02, 2020:

Well I am glad you like it. If you can, please let me know some details....I'd like to see what you came up with.

Liz on March 01, 2020:

Thank you for making this tutorial. It has helped me so much for a figure lesson to teach my students. Thank you.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on May 28, 2018:

Looks fun for crafty minded people. Good for a rainy day!

Fin (author) from Barstow on December 29, 2017:

thanks nadine. I'd like to see Johanesberg...i've read a couple of deon meyer pieces

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on December 29, 2017:

Very creative and thanks for the step for step photos. In South Africa many people sell amazing wire art on the streets.

Fin (author) from Barstow on December 20, 2017:

thank you. if you try it, let me know how it works out

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 19, 2017:

Nice tutorial. You've made it so easy to understand. Thank you.

Fin (author) from Barstow on November 19, 2017:

yes louise...they would make good ornaments.

Adrian...i hope you enjoy it

Ria Bridges from New Brunswick on November 19, 2017:

This looks like it could be a lot of fun. Now I want to experiment to make all kinds of different figures. Thanks for the instructions!

Fin (author) from Barstow on November 17, 2017:

Yes...i will try and follow up with characters...its a lot of fun and easy when you get the hang of iy

Ralph Schwartz from Idaho Falls, Idaho on November 17, 2017:

Thanks for sharing such an easy craft idea - I would imagine that most people could easily create different shapes or characters once learning the technique.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 17, 2017:

Oh I like the look of that. I think things like that would make really good Christmas presents.