My daughter wanted to make a going away present for one of her graduating high school peers attending West Point Prep Academy. She had previously made one for her Dad for his office.
She started out getting a small metal bowl and heat gun out.
This project was made outside, so she got a piece of scrap wood out of the garage to begin work. Because of the high heat of the heat gun, she worked on the wood on top of the metal patio table.
After turning the bowl over, she began one army man at a time, melting it to form the bowl. This process took over two hours to complete.
Look at the result.
Though this bowl cannot be used to eat cereal out of, it still is a cute way to hold paper clips on his desk at school.