Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunger Games DIY: Mockingjay Pin

The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Pin

I've read all three books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins), and I wanted to make my own Mockingjay pin like the one Madge gives to Katniss before she leaves to go to Capitol. Also, in the movie Katniss gives the Mockingjay pin to Primrose.


1. Premo Gold Polymer Clay
2. Needle tool, or sewing needle
3. Ball Tool ( Purchased at Michael's)
4. Razor Blade
5. Glue
6. Liquid Clay (TLS - Translucent Liquid Sculpey)
7. Pin Back or Safety Pin (To attach the pin to)

Condition your clay by warming it up and rolling it in your hands or using a pasta machine.

Roll out a strip of your gold clay and form a circle. Connect and seal the circle with liquid clay, and smooth the seam with a needle.

Start by shaping the body and the head. Pull and gently shape the beak by pulling it.

Create the curves of the body and smooth the edges with the needle tool.

Taking another piece of clay outline the shape of the tail, and attach it by smoothing the seams together with the needle tool.

Place the body and wing back in the circle to see if it fits. If it doesn't trim down the body and the wing.

Make the arrow by rolling out a thin strip of clay. Cut out the arrow tip with a razor blade or Exact-O knife. Connect the parts of the arrow with liquid clay, and smooth the seams with the ball tool, or the needle.

Glue a "pin back" (or safety pin) on the back of the pin and your finished.

Wearing the finished Mockinjay Pin

Here is the video if you'd like to watch for extra help.

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