Other Hobbies

How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

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A nice bat-eared tea cosy will do very well in your kitchen if its smile is a true Cheshire one and its tail is fascinatingly long. Fabric Padding polyester Thread Measure the teapot in its largest part, add about 2 inches in order to put on the ready tea cosy easily, then divide the whole length in half. Resting on this number cut out two details from the basic fabric for the main body of the stuff (don’t forget to make allowance for seaming). Cut out an onlay for the muzzle and two pieces for an ear. Cut out the backing for ears from ...

How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

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When at the ocean, we often collect big and small shells. And, having returned home, we usually stow our drawers with them and have no idea of where they can be applied. I suggest making a small souvenir that you can put on a shelf and just admire or give it to your friends. This thing is very good for the children’s creativity, but only for the children over 4 years old. Looking-glass Some shells Some plasticine / play dough Some needless costume jewellery I am going to tell and show you step by step what we will need all those things for. So, you should ...

How to fold origami duck from paper

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Try to make a small duck, the symbol of family well-being and prosperity. Imposing beak of a serious bird leaves no doubts of its ability to protect its nestlings, and strong wings – the sign of confidence – will help to overcome any obstacles. Our scheme will help to understand how to fold a duck from paper and make your family glad. Square sheet of paper We bend the square in half diagonally. We fold its two adjacent sides, evening them along the central vertical line. We bend across the paper figure in two. We open and flatten out the ...

How to fold an origami puppy from paper

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Experts of origami art claim that plane of square sheet of paper conceals the whole universe. It can flourish in mysterious flowers, can flap with finest wings of birds and butterflies, and can charm by unexpectedly flowing curve of cat’s back or look with devoted dog’s eyes. Small origami puppy can’t bark, but with its entire friendly look shows its gratitude for sudden appearance in three-dimensional space. Following the photo scheme and the description you’ll find out how to make a dog from paper quickly and easily. Square sheet of ...

How to make a flower from a satin ribbon

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Today I will show you how easily and simply make an exclusive bobby pin for your little child. Satin ribbon width of 1.5 inches (4 cm) Needle with a thread Scissors Buttons or beads for decoration Candle or lighter for fusing edges We cut the ribbon into squares. For one flower – five squares, that is you’ll get five petals. If you want richer flower, make more squares. We work up cuts above the candle or lighter. Burnt edges we fold to the middle. We press the bends with a finger so that they won’t unfold. We fold our ...

How to make origami rabbit from paper

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Secrets of origami art for kids are revealed by skill of folding a square sheet of paper, precisely combining its corners and sides. Eared paper rabbit – is one of the simplest origami models from which beginners should start. Tips and details Here are several tips for beginners so that they will enjoy their work and get pleasing results: a) Choose white paper – bend lines are better seen on it; b) Work on a rigid surface – it’s easier to smooth out bends; c) First handicrafts should be large and simple like origami rabbit; d) Use a pencil – it’s convenient to mark bend lines; e) Got ...

How to cast on for knitting

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Apprentice needlewoman often cannot study out knitting patterns published in specialized magazines. Only by learning to knit different patterns, you can combine them in the unique handiwork. 2 knitting needles Yarns Stretch the thread in your left hand so that it’s short end be situated on the thumb of your hand, and the working thread on the forefinger. Take needles in the right hand. Put needles on top of the working thread. Lower the needles with the working thread under the thread, which is stretched under the ...

How to make a funny cow out of play dough (plasticine)

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I suddenly discovered that there was nothing in my life that I could do, this began when my grandson was born. I never played football or drew and I never imagined working with clay either. But when he arrived, I discovered that with love and affection I could do anything impossible. I began to search about easy crafts that I could do together with my grandson in the Internet and I found out that one of the best and interesting projects that we could do together is sculpt with play dough. So today we are going to sculpt a funny cow made of colorful plasticine. You may not be impressed that it is not a real work of art ...

How to sculpt a ladybird from the play dough

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Sculpting a ladybird out of play dough is very easy; you will learn this is this step by step instruction. You will find these steps very easy to handle; it can even be done by a 4-year old child. Multi-colored play dough Stack Create the trunk of a ladybird by using red dough; you will need to make this into a ball. You may use as much red clay as you like since this is the only time you will use this colored clay. Cut the ball in half, but not completely. This will be the insect´s wings. Slightly flatten the ball using a stack. Get ...

How to sculpt a cheerful caterpillar out of play dough (plasticine)

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Sculpting a caterpillar out of clay is very easy to do it can be done even by a 3 or 4 year old child. Aside from being easy, it is also very fun. A child however will not just have fun while doing this creative activity but he will also be able to develop manual skills in rolling clay into balls, pressing clay from molds and even how to make clay butterflies as well. This activity may be easy but initially it needs the supervision of an adult. Multi-colored play dough We'll need green play dough more than other colors, so you need to manage green ...