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Quadropus (craft)

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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Quadropus

Total Time Needed:
1-2 Hours

Got a single glove and no hope of finding its match? Some easy sewing will transform it into a four-legged octopus.

Materials
  • Single glove
  • Needle and thread
  • Dry rice
  • Hot glue
  • Large pom-pom
  • Buttons
  • Wire
  • Ribbon
  • Felt
Instructions
  1. First, tuck the thumb inside the glove and use a needle and thread (an embroidery needle works fine) to sew it shut. Fill the glove with dry rice, then tuck the cuff inside.

  2. Stitch all along the cuff's edge, then pull the thread tightly to close the top. Knot the thread.

  3. Quadropus - Step 3 Sew or hot-glue a large pom-pom to the top of the glove. At the base of the quadropus -- where the glove's fingers attach to the palm -- pinch the sides together and sew a few stitches to hold them, as shown. This will help make the body rounder.

  4. Quadropus - Step 4 To make the tentacles, attach buttons to the undersides of the four fingers with hot glue. Sew or hot-glue on button eyes and a felt mouth. Make earrings by threading stacks of buttons onto pieces of wire; tie ribbon around the pom-pom for a head scarf, or add a felt brim to the pom-pom for a hat.

by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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Replies (1-10):
Samanthamommy
by Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Cute!

aneela
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

its fun and silly and cute yes :)

Quoting Samanthamommy:

Cute!


JoJoBean8
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM
1 mom liked this

That's so stinking cute

aneela
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

i know right :)

Quoting JoJoBean8:

That's so stinking cute


JoJoBean8
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I'm going to save this for a rainy day craft idea. We definitely have enough gloves that are missing the match. 

Quoting aneela:

i know right :)

Quoting JoJoBean8:

That's so stinking cute



aneela
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:47 PM

i have another one you can turn the gloves into dragons lol...i will add that as well

Quoting JoJoBean8:

I'm going to save this for a rainy day craft idea. We definitely have enough gloves that are missing the match. 

Quoting aneela:

i know right :)

Quoting JoJoBean8:

That's so stinking cute




aneela
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dragon Gloves


Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

Winter always means a missing glove or two. This project brings those mateless loners together with a look that will slay your child's friends!

Materials
  • Buttons
  • Cup (optional)
Instructions
  1. For each glove, cut two wings and a crest from felt, using page 7 of the template as a guide.

  2. null Line up the wings' and crest's straight sides, then stitch them to the top of the glove with the embroidery floss, as shown.

  3. Sew on stacks of two buttons (or a fleece circle and one button) for eyes.

    To make sewing easier, put a small cup inside the glove to prevent stitching through to the other side.

aneela
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

wasnt sure if dragons would be cute ha ha...but i totally dig the dragons too

JoJoBean8
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I think dd would actually like them better

Bob192
by Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Cute!  This looks easy enough for my 8 year old to help.  She loves to craft.

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