Craft Project

By joni55 Latest Reply 2010-04-05 23:09:31 -0500
Started 2010-04-05 09:33:33 -0500

I had an idea for a craft project that might be interesting. You know the little vials that your test strips come in? Well, I was thinking that you could get some pom-poms from a craft store and some felt and create a little animal. You could use a cotton ball for the head and use the pom-poms for the legs and hands. You could make features, like face and whatever else you like with the colored felt. I got this idea from an art project I did as a child. Let me know what you think. I was thinking that this would be especially good for children who have diabetes.

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9 replies

mamaoak 2010-04-05 19:27:13 -0500 Report

yes this sounds great. i like to sew and do crafts. to it keeps my mind off of things i think to much and worry i like to keep bussy. also you can make your own pompoms. you take two pieces of light weight card board like cearal box cut two circles the same size use lids or a can to draw the circles find the size you want. put a small circle in the middle of the two circles cut it out. then with wool or string . hold the end off the wool wrap in and out through the hole around untell the opening is full. then cut the wool between the two pieces then put a piece off wool to tie around the cut pieces tie it tight remove the card board from each end then you have a pompom.

GabbyPA 2010-04-05 14:09:46 -0500 Report

I have long threatened to make things out of all of our daily use things. This sounds cute and I bet the kids would love to do it. You will have to put one together and post it in your photos for us to see.

joni55 2010-04-05 14:21:13 -0500 Report

I will need to get the supplies, but I will try to do it soon.

I think this would work with old film containers, as well.

shorty31 2010-04-05 09:47:12 -0500 Report

that is a great idea that would be good idea for some for me that i'm limited to not over do it i find some come of craft that i like to do than i wont be so board.

joni55 2010-04-05 10:15:37 -0500 Report

I find craft projects to be very relaxing, as I do sewing. I used to crochet, but I found my fingers were locking up and it wasn't fun any more. I used to make a pom-pom with yarn. You take a piece of card board and cut out a circle, fold it in half and cut out a half circle in the middle, then wrap yarn around it until it is vary full. Then you cut into the slit made by folding it in half and cut the yarn and then remove the card board and tie a string of yarn around the center of the yarn. Then fluff it up and trim anything that hangs out and you have your pom-pom.

Another project I used to do was to put cloves in an orange. You cover the whole orange with them. Then put a string on it somehow (I don't remember how I did this). Then you hang it in your closet to make it smell nice. This was a project I learned from my grandmother.

Have fun!

joni55 2010-04-05 09:35:03 -0500 Report

I would be interested in any other projects people might have, as I love to do arts and crafts.

rosegail 2010-04-05 14:52:04 -0500 Report

I love to sew, crochet, draw and paint. When my hands can't take the pain when they lock-up I use aspercream (generitic works great too). A friend of mine found a magnetic ring that helps her.

joni55 2010-04-05 23:09:31 -0500 Report

That is interesting. I think I have heard of it before, but I didn't know it really worked. My grandma had a reversed polarity thing that messed up all of her watches. Don't know if that connects. (No pun intended) LOL

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