going to need:
An old pair of black trousers
• An old red top- jacket, jumper, anything.
• Old newspaper (lots) and any extra old
clothes or sheets
• A balloon
• Paper towels
• Craft glue
• Superglue/masking tape
• Acrylic or watercolour paints
First, we need to create Robotnik’s legs. For this
we’ll use the trousers, and stuff them full of bits
of newspaper to fill them out. Stick or staple the leg-holes
shut. Stuff the red top with newspaper too, while adding
your bundle of old clothes or sheets to the stomach area
to create Robotnik’s distinctive fat belly. Stick
or staple the sleeves to stop the stuffing coming out.
Now you’ll need to stick the legs & body of
Robotnik together- for this, you’ll need to superglue
them together or use masking tape. Be careful to get it
properly stuck together!
For the head, you’ll need to blow up the balloon
– use a long cylindrical balloon over the standard
round ones if you can. Next, you’ll need to take
the craft glue and mix it with water, to create a half
glue/half water mix. Tears off strips of the paper towels,
soak in the glue mix, squeeze out excess glue and then
cover the balloon with them.
Once the balloon is covered, stick glue-soaked paper strips
across Robotnik’s sleeves, front and back to serve
as the white markings on his top. Use the leftover paper
& glue mix to create a small round shape to serve
us Robotnik’s nose. Now leave it all to dry overnight-
don’t leave it outside or the balloon might shrink!
Once the paper mache is dry and hardened, lightly pencil
in Robotnik’s features on the balloon- his eyes,
where his nose will go, his moustache and his scowl. Once
you’ve done that, carefully paint the head with
pink for the skin, red & black for the eyes and orange
for the moustache. Paint the ‘nose’ its distinctive
red colour, and stick that onto the head with glue mix.
Now paint the paper strips on his top in white. Once that’s
dry, add in the line markings with black paint and a fine
brush. Now, using the last of the glue mix, carefully
coat the bottom of Robotnik’s ‘head’
and stick that into the neck of the top. Once that’s
on, you should be left with a serviceable effigy of Robotnik!
Wait until November 5th, then put him on the bonfire!
you’ve made any Robotnik ‘Guys’ for
your Bonfire Night, show us the photos over in the Message
would like you all to harm hedgehogs during your
Bonfire Night celebrations. Don’t be like
Robotnik. Follow the Wildlife Trust’s guidelines
to protect Sonic’s siblings:
your bonfire as near to the 5th as possible
to prevent hedgehogs moving in.
the bonfire to hibernating hedgehogs before
you light it, using a torch and rake to gently
pull the branches back.
possible, before bonfire night create an alternative
hedgehog home by placing some hedgehog boxes
in the surrounding area or raking up grass cuttings
or autumn leaves into a pile a safe distance
from the fire. Hopefully the hedgehogs will
occupy these rather than the bonfire. If you
find any of them in the bonfire, move them in
the hedgehog boxes.
a way cool Bonfire Night, boomers!