I made bobblehead dolls as a papermache project this year. I used a huggie
drink bottle filled with sand, dries beans or whatever we could find. The
top was filled with plasticine clay facross the top of the bottle. The head
was a 1" styrofoam ball with papermache over it to form whatever it was to
become. We made springs with 22 guage wire. We poked a hole in the
plasticine clay and in the bottom of the head with a compass point. Then I
stuck the wire spring into both with the aid of a glue gun. You would
probably need a stronger wire than that for a ceramic bobblehead.
From: Laurie Reber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Subject: [teacherartexchange] ceramic bobblehead dolls
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 18:05:09 -0800 (PST)
>Next quarter I will have my 7th and 8th grade students
>working with clay. I want to have them make ceramic
>I am unsure as to how to construct the mechanism that
>makes them bobble.
>Do any of you know/have instructions regarding how to
>make a ceramic bobblehead bobble? I was thinking to
>extend the upper body into a cone shape and then
>spiral a length of wire into a spring shape and twist
>it onto the cone shape of the body and then do the
>same for the interior of the head. It may be hard to
>build a cone shape inside the head though. I am also
>not sure how strong the wire should be to support the
>Any ideas? Your help is greatly appreciated!
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