Hershey’s Nugget Rocker
by Judi Maddigan
Create rocking images with Hershey's Nuggets and paper clips.
- White Cardstock
- 2 mirror images or die cuts, (Fuzzy Christmas from AngelsLanding.com used here)
- 2 vinyl paperclips #1 size
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutter
- 3/8" Glue Dots
- Liquid Glue, Tombow Mono Multi used here
- Hershey's Nugget
- Patterned paper
- Clear Packaging Tape
- Feathers (optional)
Print, stamp or die cut two matching images, one facing left and the other right. For example, these birds were printed at 90% of the original size; the body and head measure about 1 3/4" high. Color by your favorite method.
Cut out the images, discarding the legs. To avoid any white cardstock showing near the edges, flip the trimmed pieces over and color along the edges with a matching marker. Use a light touch with the markers to prevent the ink bleeding through to the front.
Straighten out the larger loop of each paperclip, unbending them in opposite directions for a right and a left leg. Cut off about 1/2". With pliers, bend the cut ends as shown.
Place one image face down on your work surface. Use four Glue Dots to attach the two paperclip legs to the wrong side. One leg should be down and the other raised. Place four more Glue Dots on top of the previous ones, which will sandwich the paperclips between the Glue Dots.
Place the second image face down on your work surface and run a thin bead of glue around all outer edges. Flip this second image right side up and align it with the first one, wrong sides together. Press the edges together to seal them, and also press the Glue Dots together.
Step 6 (Optional)
Snip some feathers into several short pieces. Apply a small amount of glue directly on each feather’s shaft and attach them to both sides of the images. Trim any feathery wisps that are too long.
Apply adhesive to the wrong side of the 1 1/16″ x 3 1/2″ patterned paper and wrap it around a Hershey’s Nugget. Cut a 1/2" wide strip of clear packaging tape. Place the wrapped nugget upside down on your work surface. The nugget’s flat bottom should be facing up. Position the paperclip foot on the nugget. Check that the item stands and balances correctly, or bend the paperclip to adjust it. When positioning, note that it should rock side to side rather than front to back. Tape the foot to the nugget.
You can set your little guy rocking by tapping his raised foot with your finger.
Not just for Christmas
Change the images up a bit to make them fit any holiday or occasion.