Advice 1: How to make your own hands Baba Yaga

Who said toys are only for kids? Figurines of cartoon characters and dolls will decorate any interior. Looking at you mysterious and knowing look, with bookshelves, cabinets and sofas, they raise the spirits in moments of despondency, bringing you back to childhood. You can make yourself and put in the room such being, for example, Baba Yaga. Make a doll, combining two techniques: molding salt dough and the technique of soft toys.
How to make your own hands Baba Yaga
You will need
  • - Salt dough,
  • - foil,
  • - small plastic bottle
  • - fabric for parts of the body,
  • - batting or wadding,
  • - paint (gouache, acrylic),
  • - thin brush,
  • - transparent varnish,
  • fabric for clothing: burlap, cotton one color for the handkerchief and apron
  • - hemp, or embroidery floss or thick thread
  • glue.
For salt dough, take a Cup of flour, half a Cup of salt "Extra", 125 ml of water, 2 tablespoons of Wallpaper paste and vegetable oil. Mix the flour with salt, dissolve the Wallpaper paste in water, add gradually to the flour glue solution and oil, knead thoroughly. Place the dough in a plastic bag and put in the fridge for at least half an hour.
Sew the parts to the body (exactly the diameter of the bottle), arms and legs (no hands and feet). Arms and legs are stuffed with cotton or polyester batting, sew the binding to "empty" the body, paste it in the body of the bottle, gluing the fabric near the neck.
Foil-make a ball the right size, glue it to a test – this is the head. Create a face Yaga as you imagine it.
For hands, roll sausage, prelucrate its one end, flattened at the end with a knife, cut fingers. You can cut only a great remaining schedule. To feet make any shoes from elegant shoes to sandals.
Attach the head to the neck, cover it with dough – it will be neck. Put the skeleton of the hands and feet on the foil and dry in the sun 4-5 days.
During this time, sew clothes: shirt (long sleeve) from a burlap apron and scarf.
After drying, draw the witch's face, glue the hair and the hands and feet. Cover all the details of the test varnish. Still time to dry.
Put your Baba Yaga. Tie the handkerchief. You can add decoration in the form of beads, add one more shawl on the shoulders, stitch the vest. The doll is ready.

Advice 2: How to make beads out of salt dough with their hands

Jewelry accessories can not only beautify the image, but also to give it a finished look. If you wish to have in your collection of unique jewelry, try to make them yourself, for example, from salt dough.
How to make beads out of salt dough with their hands
You will need
  • - Cup of flour;
  • - a tablespoon of PVA glue;
  • - beads are green;
  • - glass bowl;
  • - 1/2 Cup of fine salt;
  • - 1/5 of a glass of cold water;
  • - gouache white, green and yellow;
  • brush;
  • - thick lines;
  • - lobster clasp;
  • - colourless varnish;
  • - the knitting needle.
In a bowl pour flour, add salt and mix well. Pour the resulting mass with cold water and stir with a spoon until then, until the mixture becomes similar to clay. As soon as the dough becomes plastic, make a deepening, pour in a tablespoon of PVA glue and mash them by hand.
The finished dough wrap in a package and let it stay at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
After some time the dough is put on a work surface and divide it into three parts. First of all divide the dough one to two, then a smaller part again split one to two.
The largest piece of dough, add 1/2 teaspoon of green gouache to the piece of dough a little smaller size - 1/3 teaspoon white gouache, to the dough piece the smallest size - 1/4 teaspoon yellow gouache. Every piece of pastry remember to hand until, until the color is completely distributed over the dough evenly.
The test pieces of white and yellow clean in the package and tightly close it (this is required to ensure that the material is not dried), lay in front of the crashing only green piece of salt dough. From the dough roll into "sausage" with a diameter of about one centimeter, then cut the blank on inch pieces. From each piece roll into a smooth ball, then exactly in the middle of it make with knitting needles a through hole. Put the beads out to dry.
Take the yellow and white salt dough, roll out each piece into a sausage with a diameter of 0.5 cm. Cut the workpiece into equal pieces of length at most three millimeters. Roll from them balls.
In the end, you should have white balls five times more than green, and yellow the same as green.
Each white ball, slightly flatten between your fingers to make circuits in the form of "pellets", then use a normal toothpick or needle make two parallel pressure on each "tortilla". It turned out the petals.
Take the dried green beads and on the side of each white petals lay out the flower. In the center of each flower, place a little yellow bead and press down with the spokes. Allow the finished beads to dry completely (leave them in a warm ventilated area for 12 hours), then cover them with varnish and again leave to dry.
Once the beads are ready, you can start collecting the beads themselves. Take a fishing line with a length of 40-50 cm and attach to one end of one part of the clasp. Nanette on the line a bead, then a tiny green bead, then a bead, and the bead again, Continue to collect beads, until the end of the fishing line. Tie the second end of the second part of the castle. Beads from salt dough ready.
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