Moomba in Melbourne

Moomba in Melbourne craft

Join Melbourne, Australia, in some festive Moomba fun! Create bobble-head figures with Crayola® Model Magic® and hold your own parade.

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    For 4 days in early March, Melbourne, Australia, celebrates the spirit of the 4Fs—fun, family, festive, and free—during Moomba. Decorated tram parades, street fairs, music, and water sports on the Yarra River are just a few of the activities that happen on the streets.

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    Get into a Moomba mood by making a bobble-head figure that can ride in the car or sit on your desk. Capture the Australian spirit with a bobble-head kangaroo or koala!

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    With a handful of white Crayola Model Magic, form a stable body. Decorate it with bits of colored Crayola Model Magic. The modeling dough sticks to itself with just a bit of pressure.

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    Roll a ball with a smaller handful of modeling material. Push your thumbs up into it and hollow out the head. Make a face using more Model Magic. Air dry both Model Magic parts for 24 hours.

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    Cover your art area with newspaper. Mix a glaze of equal parts Crayola School Glue and water. Paint the Model Magic pieces with the glaze using a Crayola Paint Brush. Air dry the pieces.

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    Fold a chenille stem in half and twist into one sturdy stem. Stick one end into the head like a neck and the other end into body between shoulders. Bend chenille stem until head balances upright. Secure stem with glue. Air dry before bobbling!