Homemade Toys

How to make a Christmas toy from common cone

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When you want to go and buy something new, quite often prices can stop you. It’s not necessary to buy Christmas toys, instead you can make them yourself. As we all wish so much that our Christmas tree will be the most beautiful and unique. I offer cones for your attention. No, you heard everything right, really simple pine cones. The most important point – it’s not expensive. You merely need to go to a forest or park and collect them. And after you have collected the cones you can make unique toys from them. The cones turn out to be so pretty that your guests will be charmed by them and will want to have such a little ...

How to make a dwarf of wool by dry felting

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A dwarf is a creature of house spirit who cares of the coziness in your house. I am going to tell you how to make it of wool using a method of dry felting. Felting wool (beige, red, white, grey, and blue) Eyes accessories for toys Needles for felting (thick and thin) Big foam-rubber sponge Take a big sponge and a lump of wool, mat the woolen fibers in your hands and felt it evenly with a thick needle molding a ball or oval. My dwarf has a slightly flattened head so it does not look like a real ball. Using a thin needle press the wool until it is ...

How to make a nice needle felted fox

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This instruction shows you how to needle felt a nice and simple fox from wool. Orange and white wool for felting Felting needles: fine and thick Accessories for the toys: eyes and nose Transparent glue Big sponge I use a common bath sponge. In fact, it is just a big square-cut foam pad. I tried to needle felt on a small sponge for dishwashing, but it turned out unhandy because the sponge was constantly running off the table. So, I started felting beginning with the head. I made the hollows for eyes with a needle and glued the eyes. To ...

How to make a toy striped kitty

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A cuddly toy can be made without a sewing machine. In this case you don’t even need any special tailor’s super skills. Viscose fabric Polyester batting Mouline thread First of all you should make a gauge: draw a cat figure on a piece of pasteboard (it is desired not to accentuate small details). Scissor it out by contour. I’ve chosen the viscose fabric as basic material – it is sold as wipes for moist mopping. You will also need some polyester batting. The materials should be put in layers: viscose, polyester batting, ...

How to make Christmas decoration: paper star

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Star between fir branches is like a small Christmas poem dedicated to life, love and beauty. To make a star of the right shape from the paper is much easier than to draw it. The models assembled of five identical modules. 5 square sheets of paper Fold twice the square sheet of paper in half and then unfold. Bend the corners to the center. Unbend the pair of opposite corners. Bend diagonally. Transform the vertical fold into a concaved fold and the diagonal fold (rays) into curved. Connect the ready ...

How to make a Corkman named Vincent the Traveler

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"Wine is the nectar of the gods, the one who doesn’t love wine – don’t love life" - wrote one Greek philosopher. It is hard to disagree with him, wine (in moderatedose) is good for health, it strengthens veins and fills the body with vitamins. It also has a unique pleasant taste and incomparable aroma. Good wine, like fireworks, can cause a riot of taste, "playing" from one taste nuance to another. Many wine lovers leave corks from the bottlesas a memento, which contain the brand of wine and the start date of its production. Large number of corks accumulatesover time, uselessly gathering dust somewhere in ...

How to Make a Gloomy Cat in Origami

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Perhaps, at night all cats are gray, but these gloomy origami cats are figures which are extraordinary in every sense. If you have never folded paper before in your life or have only managed to make a folded ship, you may create this project as a souvenir. Paper will undergo many folds before a simple paper will turn into a steady silhouette of a  cat. Let's remember that the "curved" bends are called "mountain" (we bend "from themselves"), and "concave" would refer to the "valley" (we bend "on themselves"). Using this scheme, these are designated by a dot-dash line and a dotted line respectively. Look at ...

How to make a toy cat out of nylon stockings

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Once your nylon pantyhose comes unfitness you tend to throw it away. However it can still be used but in a totally different way. These may be created into a soft toy. You don't need a lot of materials for this project but you need skill and patience. Old nylon tights A little padding polyester or cotton Decoration for cat's face and accents (buttons, ribbons, fur, tinsel, etc.) Cut the top of the pantyhose. Cut the seams and the upper elastic. You got 2 rectangular shaped pantyhose workpieces. But we need square sheets ...

How to make a cat out of salt dough

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Salt dough has excellent ductility properties. It's a pleasure to work with this material in comparison with plasticine which needs to be pre-kneaded hard for the some time. Dough is made from a very simple recipe. Wheat flour Salt Water Place 5 oz. (150 g.) of flour in a cup. Take 5 oz. (150 g.) of salt. Pour salt in a bowl together with the flour. Mix the dry ingredients up. Water is added in portions in very small injections. On the above mentioned amount of flour and salt, you have to add about 1.8 oz. (50 g.) of ...

How to make a simple origami kitten

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Children under the age of 5-6 years will certainly be interested in making this project, especially if the child loves to watch cartoons about a kitten. On paper, they are able to work using their imagination. With the technique of origami this project will be very easy to do. But even if its the first time they learn about it, they can start to learn to fold paper to make this simple toy. Colored paper Scissors You will need to use 2 paper squares. You can bend them out of a sheet of rectangular shape paper: bend and pull the top corner ...