A small class of 8th graders created these trompe l’oeil donuts. They each created a half dozen to be placed in a real DD box provided by the local Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 5 in Chittenango, NY.
Here’s how they did it –
- Armature consisted of aluminum foil and masking tape with paper towel pieces wrapped around each. The goal was to create life-sized donuts of the same size and thickness. Two classes.
- Papier mache was added in the form of paper towel bits adhered with Mod Podge. They used bamboo brushes. This step took several classes.
- Celluclay is a paper pulp that when mixed with water, makes a type of gooey glue/clay substance that sticks when dry. This was used for the frosting element. One or two classes.
- Students painted the Celluclay portion of the donuts with acrylic paint. They used different tints of colors plus browns to depict chocolate. Each donut a different color. Two classes.
- They added designs with paint. This included dashes and dots, stripes and/or splatter painting. One class.
- Finally, they painted Mod Podge in spots and sprinkled various glitters/sequins/glass beads to the donuts. One class.
Everyone who sees them in the boxes thinks they are real. “Oh, can I have one?” LOL – so great! <3
2 thoughts on “The Donuts”
Very cool project Karen. They look delicious!