Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pick Franks Nose

The school Halloween party rolled around and I had signed up to the do the game for this year for my 4th grader's class. Lucky for me I have a very health pinterest problem addiction  board and had lots of ideas ready to go. I chose this one:

Well I clicked through and there was no tutorial :(. My sister had also pinned this Guy and look for one so I decided to write one up it's really easy and a big hit. 


Elmer's presentation board (the one's that you use for science fair) 
craft paint:
green, black, yellow, white, grey
Paint brushes
card stock
masking tape 
Hot Glue 
Box cutter
Toys and Slime

You could also use a big piece of cardboard and easel but the presentation board fits perfect on an elementary school desk. 

The first thing I did was sketch the Frankenstein on with a pencil that way I would have landmarks to make sure his face was right. At this point you can erase and it will get covered up by paint so don't worry. I was the kid who's mom couldn't tell what her pictures were so you can draw this it's easy. Once you are done I recommend taking pictures of your pencil drawings. 

Next I painted in all the green. I accidently bought three different colors of green so I mixed them all together. I didn't really need more than one bottle. I also painted in the grey bolts. I painted in the hair and outlined him in black. You could use a paint marker to do this part if you wanted more control. 

Now you will need to let it dry all the way. This to me is the hardest part as I have zero patience. Then the fun step adding all the features in. I pulled out my pictures for the first step for a frame of reference. I pull out my pencil and drew the features back onto Frank. Then I went back in with the rest of the paint and painted in his feature. I used a yellow for the eyes that turned out to light so I had to go back and fix it later. Remember if you mess something up you can simply paint over it and start again. 

The next step is to make the nose. I forgot to take pictures of this step but basically you take your green and paint two pieces of card stock and paint them and then cut a curve out of the opposite corners. Something like this: 

Once you have them cut out tape them together with masking tape. Paint the tape to match and this will allow you a floppy bridge. Then you can paint the bridge and the nostrils if you want. I only did the bridge and wish I had left this out. Next you want to hold glue the top of the bridge between his. Pinch the bridge while gluing it down. Glue the edges down until you are comfortable it is on there. I did not glue the nostrils on because I thought there was a chance some kids might get wild and tear them off. It's really your call just remember you have to be able to get your hand up there. 

The next thing I did was lift up his nose so that I could cut a triangle behind it so I could pass things through. The box knife works great for this. Now he was ready for school. 

I bought prizes and fake snot. I thought the kids would be grossed out by the slime but I could have given this away as the prize the kids had a great time. We did the party in stations and had about 10 min each station and I was able to get through 6-7 kids per time to get a prize and then back through to get pictures. 

It was a huge hit and could be modified into another character for any other type of party. I hope this helps. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Goodwill Outlet in Kansas City

If you haven't heard about it yet you are definately missing out. We now have a Goodwill Outlet in Kansas City. Here's the details: Goodwill Outlet Store & Retail Operations Center 1800 N. Corrington Kansas City, MO 64120 Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 9 am to 9pm Sun: 11am to 6pm Donation Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am to 9pm Sun: 11am to 6pm 816-743-7660 It is a shopping experience like no other and I'll give you the scoop on some of the rules. So you walk in and the are several bays of bins they are filled with all of the disgarded treasures that didn't make it into or didn't sell at the standard goodwill stores. There is also a section at the back with insanely cheap furniture. Back to the Bins. They start out with some sort of rhyme or reason. There are those filled with clothing, general bric a braq, glass, books and toys. The stuff quickly gets mixed up. They bring out referred bins every 30 mins. And that is where the craziness begins. You are not allowed to touch the items until they are in place and the employees give you the sign however most people don't follow these rules and they will push and shove to get the items they want. I saw a guy taking shoes out of someones chart had a lady pin me in and watched someone about loose there head over some pans. Now why would people be so nuts well becuase of this is sold by the pound. Most everythign is simply $.79 a pound. There are some items such as glass which are priced differently per pound and the furniture is marked but i saw a 1930 era desk for only a dollar so if you have a truck bring it. So what types of things would possibly make it this far in the thriftying cycle isn't it all just what is passed over and not wanted. Not necessarily. Here is my haul from last weekend: My daughter found a bag of what I thought was just play food but it was an almost complete set of McDonalds. toy McDonalds food These four animals are about 7-8 inches tall and they have a circuit on top that makes the corresponding noise when you close it with your fingers. Untitled General items I found at the bottoms of the bins. Untitled Untitled This little butterfly decoration is going on my wall. Untitled Whimsey Untitled 2 yards of vintage fabric Untitled And my new Jamacia bag Untitled Not to mention more small toys and whimsey, 3 or 4 t-shirts, 3 vintage towels, several vintage pillowcases and a few items of kids clothing. And how much did I pay for all this loot and 3 hours of shopping entertainment Less than $13.00 Next time I will have to get a picture of the register :) :) :).

I'm back with a plan.

OK so its been awhile since I posted but I'm ready to start posting again. I have loaded the app on my Tablet and ready to start Blogging. I have two awesome Hauls to post about and I am planning on joining a crafting challenge that will provide me with some pretty consistant material. Stay tuned for my post about the new Goodwill Outlet here in Kansas City (includes haul pics and tips) and My First Friday weekend finds. I will also detail the craft challenge as soon as I get signed up.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Two new vintage items that I added to my Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

So I've definitely been bit by the crafting bug

I've been doing a lot of crafting lately, especially with Christmas coming. I joined a website call craftster as well and have been participating in swaps. The pintrest bug has also bit me. And have been following tons of crafting blogs. I still enjoy thrifting and have been selling stuff in my Etsy shop.

Its been awhile since I have blogged here. I am going to change the focus of this blog to highlight things in general some crafting, some thrifing, local arts, etc. All the things that make life fun and interesting.

Friday, July 1, 2011

50% off at Savers tomorrow

Last time I was in Savers they told me about there 50% off sale on the 2nd of July which is tomorrow :):). It is just on clothing but its 50% off. :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kids books

I went to Turnstyles again today. Nothing to exciting I picked up some books for my daughter and one for me to use in decoupage projects.