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How to make an origami parrot

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To make an origami parrot we will only need one sheet of paper and a little patience. So, let’s begin. Sheet of paper Take a sheet of paper and put it on the table. Fold the right lower corner of the sheet up in order to get a triangle. Tear it off carefully (you can use a ruler). As a result, we have got a triangle. Take your triangle and fold it in half. You have got a new smaller triangle. Take one corner of this triangle and pick it up. Afterwards, press it down and at the same time "open / flatten" it. Finally, ...

How to make a fridge magnet with your own hands

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Many people like different tiny trinkets which we decorate our houses and the interiors of our rooms with. Also, many of us enjoy making various nice bagatelles with our skillful hands and from almost nothing. This instruction explains how to make an original and nice fridge magnet from almost nothing. To make such a magnet you will need from 5 to 6 black buttons of different size. The black colour is perfectly combined with the silver or gold ones. So, you should find some more buttons with the elements of black and metallic colours. You can also use different trinket rings, ...

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 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 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 ...