Showing posts from June, 2008

How to make a papier-mache lion piñata

Piñata is a hollow toy filled with small gifts (sweets, toys etc.). A piñata is made usually for a celebration, it hangs from the ceiling and is to be broken with a stick by a blindfolded child (if found). We made our lion piñata for daughter's birthday, but she didn't have enough strength and courage to brake it herself (it's her first piñata).

Home-made custom rubber stamps

Kids love stamping. Roberta's stamps inspired me to carve simple stamps from erasers for my children. Use special gouges if you have (like lino cutting tools), or a craft knife if you don't. A ballpoint pen is good for drawing on an eraser. After the stamp is ready, apply some paint (we used watercolours) and print.

It's a girl! Quilled greeting card

"It's a girl!" greeting card for a friend. A bottle, baby carriage, butterflies and balloons. No flowers this time, for a change.

Curious bird marionette

One day my elder daughter asked me to make a marionette. That's why this birdie was born. It's made mostly from all kinds of waste — bottles, lids, fabric scraps etc. Well, let's start.