Super Mario Thwomp

Happy Saturday! Last week I shared with you our Bowser Castle Hallway and mentioned that I was making a Thwomp to put on the ceiling…well here it is! I decided to bring a Thwomp in to bring in more castle elements and I figured it would be super cool to have at the top of the stairs.

Where to Buy the Materials…

For this project I used foam sheets in gray, black and white and some Sharpies! That’s it. I bought my foam boards at Michaels but again, you can buy these anywhere. I decided from now on I need to list my supplies because I appreciate that when I’m running around in stores trying to figure out what I need:

Materials Needed

3-4 Gray Foam Sheets (depending how you cut the spikes)
1 White Foam Sheet
2 Black foam sheets
1 Dark Gray Sharpie
1 Black Sharpie
1 Red Sharpie
Duct tape (or other strong tape to hold the foam sheets together)
Ruler (if you want to make straight lines and measure the sketches out)
Glue

How to Make a Thwomp…

I started with two black and two gray pieces. I taped each color together with duct tape to make a large black and gray sheet. I cut the corners on the black sheet to make them round and then sketched out the Thwomp’s “body” on the gray piece. I started by making a square around the whole sheet and then measuring the indentations in the middle (pictured below).

Tip: When tracing everything in this project, I always use the back so you don’t see any pen marks!

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I cut out the body and lined it up on the black sheet to make sure everything was aligned. IMG_8087

Now it was time for the hard part, making the face. I googled Thwomp pictures and found this image which I based everything off of.

I copied the image, pasted it in a landscape-oriented, word document and enlarged it as big as I could make it to fit on a normal sheet of paper. This of course meant I had to have the eyes and mouth on separate sheets. I printed each piece, lined it up on the foam sheets for spacing and then cut out the eyes and mouth out of the template, as shown below. I then traced the eyes and mouth with a dark gray Sharpie, cut them out of the gray foam sheet and colored in the eyebrow area with my sharpie.

Next, I traced the teeth and eyes using the same printed picture. I cut them out of the foam sheets, drew the eyes on with a black and red sharpie and positioned everything to glue down. When everything was glued down, I lined the teeth picture up with the teeth foam piece and drew a line where each tooth should be.

Now the face was done so it was time to make the spikes. I freehanded a triangle, cut it out to make sure it was the size I wanted and then traced it all over one of the gray sheets.

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I then glued everything down with some hot glue and viola! The Thwomp was done.

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I love the way it turned out and it looks amazing in the castle hallway!

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