CRAFT POST CRAFT POST CRAFT POST! GET ME GET ME GET ME! ***Flexes fingers and pushes spectacles up nose in an “arty” way*** I know, there are loads of craft bloggers. Like, proper crafty people who really know their stuff, eat breath and sleep sticky back plastic, glitter glue and ink pads, and a flipping good job they do too! I know I’ve referred to these Glue-gun Gurus countless times.
I have however, decided that now and then, I too shall throw my two-penneth into the ring. My crafting is for those who require simplicity, love mess, and press their little top right red x at the slightest sign of anything intricate, anything involving a needle and thread, and anything with more than 5 or 6 items on the “you will need” list.
Over the past few days, Gibby and I have made a “Sparkle Lellephant”. (Her words by the way. I’m not that vomitous.)
You Will Need:
- The top part chopped off a plastic milk carton.
- Tissue/newspaper and PVA glue for paper mache.
- Card to make “Lellephant” ears.
- Whatever takes your fancy to decorate it with. We used paint and sequins, you coud paint using a different colour scheme, use collage, felt tips, stickers, googley eyes – owt ya like really 🙂
That’s only FOUR bullet points people! Count them!
So – cover your cut off milk carton with paper mache (you don’t even have to do this if you don’t have time/inclination. I found it kept us busy for ages, rounded off the sharper bottom edges, and I personally like the look of it. If you decide to leave it plain plastic and want to paint it – mix PVA glue in with your poster paint. It’ll stick better.)
Leave it to dry and then glue/tape on some ears. OOOooooooh – looking more “Lellephanty” now!
Now let rip with the paints/glitter/stickers . . . whatever! Gibby painted it herself . . .
. . . along with most of her face, arm and table, in the end. I then helped her with where to put the glue (and couldn’t resist a few extra touches myself – eyes, bindy and earrings) and she happily shovelled on armfuls of sequins and glitter.
I have glue in my hair, glitter in my eye, sparkly bits in all kinds of unmentionable places, and a living room carpet like a Bollywood film set – but I think Graces “Sparkle Lellephant” is well worth it.
Might use different sized cartons next and make a little family. Awwwwwwww.