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Marcel's Crafting Magazine Issue 002
May 08, 2007

Welcome to the Second issue of Marcel's Crafting Magazine!

Table of Content:

1. Paper Crafts: Origami Animals and Egg-box Ideas
2. This Month Craft Idea: Salt Dough Animal Projects
3. The Zodiac Symbol Series Has Started!
4. Coming Soon: The Decoupage Technique

1. Paper Crafts: Origami Animals and Egg-box Ideas

Don't know what to do in your free time? Or just simply want to try some fantastic craft ideas? Check out my Paper Craft collection which offers loads of ideas. You'll find there origami animal ideas and also egg-box ideas. (Probably the egg-box ideas sounds a bit weird, but don't hesitate to try it!)

2. This Month Craft Idea: Salt Dough Animal Projects

This month I'll introduce two simple salt dough animal projects: a hippopotamus and a worm on a leaf. First, you'll need the salt dough recipe, (I think you'd barely find a more simple recipe than this ;) so here it is:

You'll need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water

Mix the ingredients together and wait a few minutes. If it's too sticky add some more flour and if it's too solid add some water.
Work on a board and before you start sprinkle some flour on it. The point of doing this is that your animal won't stick onto the board.
And now, let's get started!

The Hippopotamus

Start with the body. Make a cylinder as shown.Next, make a tiny tail and the neck.

Then make the two small ears, two eyes and the nose as shown on the photo.Leave it on a radiator until it dries.

Finally, paint the hippopotamus as shown using water colours packed in tubes.



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The Worm on a Leaf

First, make a flat surface and using a pencil or a knife draw the leaf on it.Then cut out the leaf as shown.

Next, make the worm's body.Make the eyes, the mouth and some lines on the back of the worm as shown.

Leave it on a radiator until it dries.Finally, paint it as shown using water colours packed in tubes. (Use a black marker for the spot on the eyes.)

3. The Zodiac Symbol Series Has Just Started Using Windowcolor Technique!

From now on, each issue of my Crafting Magazine is gonna consist one zodiac symbol. You can colour the patterns with windowcolor paint, glass paint or using any other craft techniques.
This month you can make the May symbol, the Taurus as a decoration for your window. So here is the Tauraus pattern and the finished picture:

Click to enlarge!

4. Coming soon: The Decoupage Technique

I'm wondering about which idea shall I write about first, some more origami animals or the decoupage technique? Probably I'm gonna finish the origami section and then I start writing about decoupage.
Unfortunately, I'll have the "Sommer Tests" soon in my school (the school ends at the end of May!! :) and a piano competition also approaches (yes, I play piano), so I won't have too much time to write new pages.
Anyway, after the school has ended I'm gonna catch up with the new craft ideas.

All the best


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