My son won a plastic dart gun at the local fair, it was actually quite cool, it shot suction darts and little rubber bullets – and it shot them pretty far. So far in fact, that most of them ended up in the neighbour’s garden! So with bullet preservation in mind I encouraged my son to shoot at targets (so we could easily retrieve the bullets). To make this a more exciting prospect than shooting his younger brother, I tried to make the targets a little unusual!
How to make one
Kid’s (especially boys) love targets, you don’t even need a dart gun – you can use balls, marbles and even stones to try and knock them down. If you don’t have the time to create your own, you can download mine below. Have fun.
1) Colour versions of artwork – just start assembling
2) Black and white versions artwork – have fun colouring them in first
3) Collectable instructions – stick them on the fridge 143 downloads so far, thanks everyone! (updated weekly)
I was excited to recently discover that Craftzine had included this project on their blog. So thank you. And if you haven’t checked out their site please do, it’s a fabulous resource for crafters.
I always thought the lid on a Starbucks take-away cup looked like a mouth. To test my theory I added some more features using a permanent marker. What I didn’t realise however, was that with the addition of a carefully positioned spill, it looks like someone being sick (there’s no classy way of saying saying it, sorry!).
And that got me thinking about SMS/TXT symbols for faces – would this be a good one for being sick?
Compare it to the photo above, I think they are a spitting image!
I had huge ambition. I was going to create something intricate and inspiring from my son’s Play-doh. Think of the Sony Bravia Play-doh bunnies TV ad, but bigger and better.
I threw myself into the task… green, yellow, purple, black, blue … there were pots, lids, and little balls of play-doh everywhere. I was going great guns. 3 hours later my masterpiece was complete. A splash, splat and spill!