Papier Mache & other free hobbies for all ages

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    Is anyone making papier mache animals this year? I've suddenly felt the urge to make that massive pink pig after finding the giant balloons I got last year! :D
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  • slash69slash69 Forumite
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    i wanna penguin or how about a snake one from a long balloon???? these are all so cool guys :T:T
  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    I considered a snake one with the long balloons but just never got around to it. If you try one, post a piccie so I can see it please. :)
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  • I have never seen this thread before, it is pure genius! I love the ideas, thanks!
  • edited 6 February 2010 at 10:31AM
    FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    edited 6 February 2010 at 10:31AM
    Has anyone tried making rag rugs? I have an empty hessian sack that used to contain peanuts - we bought a 25kg bag last year but your local pet shop probably has a few lying about too - so I'm wondering if it would be possible to use this along with scraps of material to turn it into a rag rug. I know that I need a pointed wooden whatshamacallit for pushing through the rags but I believe I can make one of them by sharpening a stick.

    Planning on cutting the hessian sack in half and doing 2 small rugs but have also seen these done with wool to create wall rugs, complete with a picture. I guess that's a bit daring for a first attempt, but I'm looking forward to trying this. :)

    Edited in - didn't need to sharpen a stick, a corn cob holder works just fine. :D Nor did I cut the sack in half, it's been opened out and will produce a square rug.
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  • nikki702nikki702 Forumite
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    I know this thread is OLD but im gonna make a cow for my sealed pot challenge... thanks for the instructions :D
  • Nessa56Nessa56 Forumite
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    Love this, I can see presents coming on wey hey :money:

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  • Milly1974 wrote: »

    I'm going to have to do an ebay search now for a logmaker and see what I can come up with. Sounds like a great idea!
    i have used a log maker for many years.

    good points,

    saves cost of wood
    uses up paper
    latst about 2 hours on the fire

    bad points

    takes a long time to dry out. i make ours in the summer and dry them in the conservatory.

    they make a awful lot of ash.


    overall i would recommend them.
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  • ailz95ailz95 Forumite
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    I've just found this thread and need a sealed pot - so guess what I'm going to do - I fancy a rabbit - we've got 3 so whatever I make will end up with rabbit fur stuck to it (everything does). :rotfl:
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    Don't forget to post us a photo of your paper bunny once it's completed. :D
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