I’ve been making paper mad March hares for next weekend’s event; I love this kind of experimenting and creating.
But…it EATS time!
I started off early, over breakfast! it was a beautiful sunny day and I had a clear(ish) table to work on. Double pleasure; so I got started straightaway with the sun pouring in.
As you can see by the pictures it got to afternoon and I was still at it. To be fair the ideas and scissor chopping, quick sketching bit is quick and fun. Then trying to make the actual templates and instruction sheets takes ages. I don’t mind doing it but you can find you’ve been an hour on one teeny page (I timed it!). Typing and tweaking and cropping and then redrawing.
This process is not my best bit of a project!
I am – apparently- a “starter instigator” according one of those work teambuilding profile things!
Well anyone who knows me lol!
Don’t get me wrong – I DO finish things- but it is not “my best”.
(Love that quote phrase from The Dollhouse- a weird TV drama, stumbled upon a while ago)
Anyhow I now have a couple of Hare finger puppets, a mad ‘revolving eye’ hare head picture, and an animated boxing hare scene (my favourite). Plus of course (being me) some interesting side diversions too maybe work on later.
My clear desk now looks like this;
where I pushed it all back like the tide so I could take the ‘how to’ photos for the publisher instruction pages.
Also, I’m wondering if I can rescale the side profile finger puppet to fit the page better; but without a tiny pair of hands to try it on, I’m a bit stuck with that.
However, quite pleased with this little guy.
His head probably could do with a ‘sink fold’ but I’ve tried to get it a simple as possible, otherwise I will end up making them all instead- not the point and no fun for the children ( or me ).
Simple is hard to get to sometimes; people have no idea when they see a couple of folds and cuts, how much you have to actually leave out!
These are just some of the casualties, ( and why I do most of my trials in scrap paper ) poor little paper people;
time to tidy up, but….
… just for fun; this little chap looked quite like he would love to escape his paper world…
look little hare wants to get out into that sunny hillside..
there he goes
off up the hill!
Sorry about the laundry, but it was the first sunny day a while…
and yes, I do use one of my own pegbags, he is just on the end of the line that you can’t see.