Friday, August 11, 2017

How to Make A Shadow Puppet


August is that time of year when Filipinos celebrate Buwan ng Wika which literally means Language Month. Because of the multitude of dialects used across the country it is but fitting to acknowledge and celebrate having a national language that unifies us in many ways.

Schools during this time would be alive with various activities especially competitions on declamation, essay-writing, slogan / poster-making and storytelling all using the National Language-Filipino.

One interesting way to make a storytelling piece come alive is to use shadow puppets. Here I list some tips on how to make a shadow puppet.

 But first, here are the materials needed:
   ~ cardboard/illustration board or any carton sturdy enough.
   ~ colored cellophanes/ a.k.a. candy wrappers
   ~ glue/ scotch tape
   ~ stick/wooden handle
   ~ pencil
   ~ pair of scissors
   ~ craft knife

How to Make a Shadow Puppet
   

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DIY Paper Corn Hat


DIY paper corn hat.
For a corn hat with 3D kernels, try making this fun but economical design made entirely of paper.

You will need the following:
   ~ 1 yellow vellum/cartolina
   ~ 1 golden yellow crepe paper
   ~ 1 light or yellow green crepe paper
   ~ golden yellow tissue or colored paper
   ~ white glue
   ~ pair of scissors
   ~ 8" to 9" elastic string
   ~ stapler

The very first step is to make a paper boat using a yellow cartolina.
And now to decorate your corn hat:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

DIY Paper Tomato Hat



A last minute DIY paper tomato hat.
For an easy but fun tomato hat, try making this design made entirely of paper.

You will need the following:
   ~ 1 red vellum/cartolina
   ~ 1 red crepe paper
   ~ green colored paper
   ~ white glue
   ~ pair of scissors
   ~ 8" to 9" elastic string
   ~ stapler

The very first step is to make a paper boat using a red cartolina. For more on this, kindly click here.

Now you are ready to decorate your tomato hat.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

DIY Paper Carrot Hat

DIY carrot hat made of paper.

For a last minute carrot hat that's simple and economical, try making this design made entirely of paper.

You will need the following:
   ~ 1 orange vellum/cartolina
   ~ 1 orange crepe paper
   ~ several green and orange colored paper
   ~ white glue
   ~ pair of scissors
   ~ 8" to 9" elastic string
   ~ stapler

The very first step is to make the paper boat using an orange cartolina. For more on this, kindly click here.


Steps to make a rounded-top paper boat hat.
Now for the assemblage:

DIY Paper Pineapple Hat


A simple and economical pineapple hat.
For a last minute pineapple hat that's simple and economical, try making this design made entirely of paper.

You will need the following:
   ~ 2 yellow vellum/cartolina
   ~ 1 green vellum/cartolina or several green colored papers
   ~ white glue
   ~ pair of scissors
   ~ 8" to 9" elastic string
   ~ stapler

The very first step is to make the paper boat using a yellow cartolina. For more on this, kindly click here.

For the leaves of the crown. You need to cut several 2" x 7" green pieces of paper.
For the 'pineapple eyes'. You need to cut several 3" x 6" yellow pieces of paper.
Now your paper boat hat is ready to decorate.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wire Wrapped Stone: How I Did It Myself


DIY wire wrapped, semi-polished stone and a story that comes along.
During a stop-over in one of our road trips I found a rough, translucent stone on the ground. It was just raw beauty.  I took it home, looked at it from time to time wondering what I'd do with it. Then one day, I decided to take it to my own hands to polish it. Although I didn't have the tools, I do have the will power.

 I sanded it with white sandpaper, I buffed it with sand then washed dust away with water and soft-bristled brush and buffed even more with soft cloth till eventually~

                    it went from this                                        to this.                            
The next step is wrapping it with wire. So here is my beginner attempt to do so~
It was too large to use as pendant for a necklace so I attached it to a bag zipper instead...and now I can carry it whenever, wherever.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Retro-themed Surprise Party Invitations

A retro-themed surprise party invitation.
As I was scanning some of my old files I saw this picture of the invitations I made for a retro-themed surprise birthday bash. The record invitation was printed on photo paper and the cover/envelope design was printed on a finely-textured specialty-paper.