Archive for the ‘Tutorials’ Category
We had our first day of Creativity Camp yesterday! It was a blast! We learned that your brain is your best toy. It can imagine and design anything, you just have to train it correctly. We also learned how paper can be turned into awesome toys, including paper craft and origami. Here is a simple tutorial of one of the projects we did yesterday, Origami Baseball Hat: (next time I make a tutorial video I will make sure to wake up a little bit first) Tomorrow is the first day of Camp out in Gilbert and I am excited. I will post some pictures of all the Camps at the end of the week, so parents and readers can check out all the fun that we get to have at Playful Factory's Creativity Camp. Make your own origami baseball hat and post the picture as a comment to this post! I would love to see it.
I just found this awesome DIY toy tutorial on how to make your own toilet roll spaceship... This cardboard toy is modeled after this spaceship from Battlestar Galactica: And now for the tutorial: I'm totally going to make one. I will show you when I am done. Post yours if you make one too.
Celebrate Thanksgiving...with papercraft toys, designed by Christopher Bonnette on Macula.tv! Download the templates to make your own papercraft Thanksgiving here.
Flying GhostsMake this flying ghost family a part of your Halloween celebration by making your own. It is simple and cheap. Just print off the template below, color your ghosts, string them up, and tape them to a ceiling fan. We have had our ghosts up for almost a week and they are a lot of fun. I will say to put them close enough to the fan blades so that they do not swing around and hit you in the head... Ouch! DIFFICUTLY: 10% TIME: 00:22:05 MONEY: $$$$$ MATERIALS: It is hard to snap a photo of flying ghosts! Download the template and instructions:
I found that these little guys can also be fun as table top decoration... Enjoy!
Plush Monster to Puppet MonsterThis little project is to show you how to make a puppet out of a little plush toy. One of my favorite methods of making a puppet is to take an existing toy and convert it into a puppet. This is simply done by following the general step-by-step instructions below. DIFFICULTY: 23% TIME: 02h 03m 21s MONEY: $$$$$ 1. Find monster toy that you like, but do not like it too much because we are going to mess it up before we put it back together 2. Rip/cut at the seam in a hidden spot. Usually the bottom or back work best. Try to position the opening so your hand can fit in and be placed at a good angle. 3. Un-stuff the fiberfill. (Do not throw away yet. You may want to use to re-stuff some areas later.) 4. Turn the toy inside out. 5. This step is unique to each toy, depending on how it was manufactured. In this example, we opened up the arms by ripping the seam where the arms were attached and re-stiching them back on around the border of the arm. This will leave an opening for a little finger to go in and wiggle to animate the monsters arm. We also added a green tongue to our monster's mouth by following this same method. 6. Play with the new monster puppet!
Do-It-Yourself Bonus:Kent Rogowski gives us another quick way to customize a plush toy by simply turning it inside out. Instantly we can make a regular plush toy into a cool monster-looking toy. eHow.com shows you how here. Let us know how your project goes.