Pixar Character Inspired Make Your Own Forky
When I had the incredible opportunity to visit Pixar Animation Studios for the first time earlier this month, one of the things we did was an hour spent on a make your own Forky activity. Honestly, it was so therapeutic and fun, and when I brought Forky home my daughter loved playing with it. She then was asking if we could make our own Forky together. Of course I was all on board for this. I got the items needed to make our own Forky:
- Pipe cleaners
- Air dry clay
- Popsicle sticks
- Googly eyes
- Wikki Stix
- Glitter glue (if the googly eyes are non-stick)
After getting all the materials, I realized it was quite a lot of items just to make one Forky. But of course what are we going to do with dozens of Forkys? That’s when I had the idea to make lots of different types of Forkys inspired by Pixar characters! The layout and steps of making the Forky are the same:
- Break a popsicle in half.
- Color a spork with markers, then add on googly eyes, Wikki Stix mouth and eyebrows.
- Mold air dry clay with your fingers to place your spork in, adding in the broken popsicle sticks for feet.
- Add on pipe cleaner and any other elements to your character.
- Let dry.
However, we implemented different color pipe cleaners, Wikki Stix, and markers to make different Pixar character designs. We made Flik, Atta, Dot, Dante, Mike, Sully, Nemo, Dory, Wall-E, Eve, Ducky, and Bunny. It made for a really memorable afternoon, and let us be creative. And now my daughter has a lot of Forkys to add to her Pixar toy collection. Plus we have so many of the materials leftover to do another session of make your own Forky with other Pixar movies (I want to do Up and Ratatouille next).