CRAFTS: ANCIENT WARRIOR

These brave warriors—made from champagne corks—are all ready for battle.
If you collect several corks, you can make a whole army!

cork craft warriors

MATERIALS

For each warrior you need:

  • A champagne cork with its metal “cap” for the helmet; if the metal is damaged, use thick pain and colorless nail polish to fix it back and red soft-tip pens
  • a cork circle
  • a metal hair pick or skewer
  • aluminum or copper foil for embossing
  • some colors to match or contrast the “helmet”; if you only have aluminum foil, inks tint it perfectly
  • a ball-point pen or grease pencil
  • a little tracing paper
  • a sharp knife
  • scissors that will cut the foil

CONSTRUCTION

  • Draw the face with the soft-tip pens.
  • Cover the cork with the embossing foil, which you cut out following drawing 1. Glue the 2 ends at the back (see drawing 2).
  • Draw a simple design on the tracing paper.
  • When the glue is dry, use the point of the ball-point pen to transfer the design from the tracing paper on the foil (see drawing 3).
  • Cut the cork circle in half. Glue the two pieces under the body to make the feet (drawing 4).
  • Cut the shield from foil following drawing 5. Carefully curve it between your fingers.
  • With the point of the knife, make a slit in the left foot. Stick in the point of the shield (see drawing 4).
  • Make a hole in the right foot and stick the hair pick or skewer into it (see drawing 4).

warrior illustrations