Now for the FUN part of the evening. Barb brought in a little Teddy Bear which was made out of a pipe cleaner. He was so cute. We brought along our own pipe cleaners and tools to try to figure this little guy out. While we were learning about hinges and how to make them which I will post another time after I fiddle. But they are really tiny and I dont know if I have the patience to pull it off. Anyway, while we were doing that Terri was fiddling with the bear and this is her version. YAY, too cute... Here is the one I made last nite.
Take your pipe cleaner and bend in half
Then bend the top down for the face
You want to bend the tip up just a tad to similate a nose
Now think how much you want to leave to bend for the ears and cut the rest off. If you leave a little longer he looks like a koala bear.
here are his ears bent
Now estimate how long to cut his arms and legs and place between the front and back of the cleaners
Bend up the tips for hands and feet. Add your ribbon which holds everything together and your tiny seed beads for the eyes and nose.
AND THERE YOU HAVE REALLY ADORABLE TEDDYS. I will be putting a basket of bears into my toy shop.
I know you will enjoy making these.
Til next time. L J