|Bard, Lala and me|
This project is crazy easy and cost me about $14. It would've been less if I hadn't had to replace my paint markers.
Wooden clothespins. I prefer the flat ones because it is easier to work with them.
Paint/permanent markers in several colors.
Fine-tipped black permanent marker.
Something to protect the surface you're working on.
The clothespins come in bags of around thirty for $4 at craft stores. Sometimes you can find them cheaper at dollar stores. If you're only making a few, take the time to pick the smoothest ones. The results are smoother. The larger ones tend to be better for this than the little ones.
Decide whether you're modeling the people after anyone. The pictures that follow are the process I followed to make my dad, step-mom and half-sister. This will determine the colors and details you use. The clothespins I used have a shape that easily separates into a head, shirt, pants and shoes.
|Blue shirt, blue pants, pink shoes|
|Outfits and the faces on the front|
The last part of the person's look should be the hair style. This way, long hair falls over clothes. If you're using dark colors of clothes or light color of hair, my suggestion is to use paint markers. Even if you're using permanent markers for the rest, the opacity of the paint markers is better for hair. Do the top, front and sides first, wait for them to dry, and then do the back.
These are super cute and very fast. I did all the members of my immediate family in a few hours.
Side updates: still no word on the job front and I ate a whole bag of Twix while making these. But that's alright. I've got my lovely family and adorable clothespin versions of them.