So I hoard art supplies like they are essentials in my life, because well, they are. I brought a small collection with me to Berlin in my suitcase and on a recent trip to Tiger Stores I picked up a few more bits. I am putting craft projects into my weekly bullet journal because I want to try different crafts, techniques, supplies, tools, and take myself out of my comfort zone.
I eased myself into this week with a plan to make a paper puppet. My only goal was to make a creature; I didn’t plan what I was making…I just made. Though once I saw this holographic folder I knew it would make a great mermaid tail, so the creature would have one of those.
1st step: Gather up some supplies.
2nd step: Cut out a body/head shape, some arms, and a tail in one or two parts.
3rd step: Cut some holes with a standing knife or small hole punch for moving parts. Insert split pins.
4th step: Give it some eyes and other things.
I am pretty chuffed with this lil’ creature. I am planning on using him for trying out stop motion video soon!