Children’s activities nut shells!

7 Jul

I was looking at Red Ted’s Art blog  http://www.redtedart.com/2011/12/03/kids-crafts-traditional-walnut-babies/ and I found these wonderful walnut babies so I made some of my own, as you do!

And then I started searching around for some more nutshell art! I found all of these at The Crafty Crow http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2011/11/walnut-crafts-for-kids.html

Domestic Candy had some great ideas http://domesticcandy.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/wallnussboote.html

Flossie Teacake had some adorable ideas! http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/three-ways-with-walnuts.html

The Magic onions had a lovely idea http://themagiconions.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/make-thanksgiving-walnut-candle.html

These creations are truly amazing! http://miniatures.about.com/od/makeminiaturefurniture/ss/Make-A-Miniature-Reading-Chair-From-Walnut-Shells.htm

                     

I love all of these ideas! I find when I start looking at these amazing ideas, some creativity is sparked inside of me and off I go, to the market, buy some shells and start imagining!

My creation!

I started with some pipe cleaners and a wooden bead with a hole in it. I created a little stick figure man and glued and threaded the bead for a ‘head’.

I then glued the walnut ‘hat’ on the bead and cut some clothes for my construction man!

With the pants I wrapped the felt around the legs and hot glued them together at the back (after much burning of hot glue on my fingers!). I then cut the top and threaded the man through the hole (if I had any brains at all I would have done that BEFORE I put the hat on!). I glued the excess material with a pleat and more hot glue!

This activity is definitely one an adult should do but the children could  make the clothes!

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