Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tutorial : Bunny Puppet

 Hi everyone! As you all know, Easter is just around the corner!
I don't know how you're spending Easter, but I'll be going to a children's Easter event!

For the event, we will be having a little puppet show! We don't have a little bunny for our Easter puppet show though, so we'll make one!

What you'll need :
1) Fabric (3 colours for the body, ear/nose, and eyes)
2) Sewing thread
3) Round head pins
4) Sewing needle
5) Scissors
6) Paper and pencil
The design is very very simple. Place your hand on a piece of paper, draw a 'door' shape with it's width slightly wider. That will be the bunny's body, and all you need to do is add it's hands! Simple enough? (:

Place your hand above to test that it fits. Make sure there are seam allowance. If all is okay, cut it out on 2 pieces of fabric (I used white). With the front facing inwards, use the round head pins to keep everything in place. 

 Next, draw and cut out the ears as you wish. You can cut out trials first to see how it looks before starting to sew.
 Remove the round head pins from the bunny's head (Those on the body remains) flip it out, and sew the bunny's eyes and nose. When that is done, sew the bunny's ears (inner ear on outer ear). Then, place the ear inside the 2 pieces of cloth for the bunny's body. Make sure the surface (pink side) of the ear is facing TOWARDS the bunny's nose. This is to make sure when the puppet is flipped inside out, the ears face frontwards. Pin everything back, and start sewing the sides.
 When you see something like this, means you've done it right. 
To make the head area less flimsy, cut out a dome shape from any light coloured fabric. Sew it and put some stuffing into it. This gives the bunny's head a little support.
 Now it's time to flip it out! Turn it inside out and pull out those ears!
 Tadaa! What an adorable bunny!
 Use a needle to pull out those hard to reach areas (hands etc)
You can also add a little fluffy tail for the bunny if you want.
And it's done! A very simple tutorial on a bunny/rabbit puppet!

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Tutorial : Jake Dog Adventure Time Clay Figurine

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Hi Everyone!
Today's all about "How to make Jake from Adventure Time!"

Who is Jake? Jake is a magical dog with stretchy powers (which explains his wavy hand above) from the cartoon - Adventure Time!
His best buddy is Finn who will probably appear in the next few post.

What you'll need :
1) Clay (Yellow, Black, White)
2) Craft Tools if available
3) Wire (optional)
4) Glue
 First off, roll a fat oval shape with yellow clay for Jake's body.
Next, make 2 tiny balls and pinch one end slightly to form a water droplet shape. Do the same for both tiny balls of clay. This will form the ears. Attach it to both sides of the head and press the sharper end down and blend it onto the head.
 Use a rolling pin or a pasta machine to make Jake's eyes. His eyes are completely white with a black outline. Flatten the black piece of clay and use mini circle cookie cutters or anything round (I used a pen cover) to cut the black circles out. Then, take 2 equal pieces of white clay, roll it into a ball and press it down. Make sure it's slightly smaller than the outer black piece. Glue the black piece on Jake's head, and then the white piece on top.
 Jake Dog's muzzle is fairly easy to make. Roll out a longer piece of yellow clay with the middle thinner than both sides. Use your finger to bend it to form a 'V' shape. Then, roll out a tiny round black clay and attach the 'nose' to its muzzle.
 Before attaching the muzzle, I rolled a very very tiny long thin strip for the mouth (You can see it on the picture above and below). I attached it to the muzzle on both ends before attaching the entire thing on Jake's Face.
 Roll long strips of yellow for Jake's arms and legs. You can make it as long as you want as Jake from Adventure Time has those magical stretchy powers! I made ok-length legs so he could sit properly, but decided to play a little more with his hands. Attach his legs to the bottom and smoothen it out. Use glue or wire if needed.
 To make his wavy arms, I just bent it wherever I like with something round (You can use pencil/pen) and to keep it up, I placed a toilet roll tube for support. Leave it to dry (or bake if using oven baked clay) and tadaa!
 Now you can have your very own Jake Dog from Adventure Time!
You can make a whole bunch of him doing silly things!

Don't forget to come back and look out for Finn from Adventure Time!

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