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Angel of grass

Dear friends! Summer houses season goes on in Ukraine.

That means that the lawns should be mowed often, otherwise they lose their sight!

But the question is: what to do with mowed grass?

I suggest you make a toy of it!Prepare the material. The general principle: the grass should not be too fresh and not too dry. Too fresh grass, turned into a toy that will rot. Then dry, of course, but it will remain an unpleasant odor. A too dry – will break and crumble.

Therefore, decompose freshly cut grass at the sun and dry in a single day, occasionally poking and checking its status. If it already seems quite dry and pleasant smell of hay, but when compressed in a fist does not crumble, your material is ready. If, however, at your disposal there is a dry hay, you need to moisturize it. To do this, take a small bunch, squirt it with water from a spray and wrap in a thick cloth for an hour or so the moisture evenly distributed throughout the material.Formation of the figure. The technique is very simple. Take a lump of grass, a spool of thread and begin to wrap the wad of thread, gradually giving it shape you want. As necessary, add more and more bundles of grass, achieving the desired shape.If your grass figure being assumed to have long, thin legs, tail or anything like that, insert the wire, so that they are stronger. If you need a figure, firmly standing on their feet, use a strong steel wire. If you want to give small animals some special posture, the best fit flexible copper or aluminum wire.

When the toy is ready, you can add items using beads and ribbons, but I prefer to leave the figure as it is – in its laconic nature.




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