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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Corky the Giraffe


My daughter has a bit of a craze on giraffes. Hence the giraffe onesie and numerous other giraffe stuff. So I thought you might like to see this giraffe that she has made. 

The giraffe is made from corks (can't think how those got into the house!), a drawing pin, glue and a marker pen. You also need a craft knife to cut the cork, and wire cutters to cut the wire. So this giraffe although very simple to make would need an adult to supervise.

As she is old enough to do these things herself, and I had no hand in the giraffe-making, I am going to hand over to her to explain how to make a Corky Giraffe.


Step 1. First, I went and used a knife in the kitchen to cut a cork into pieces for the feet, head, horns and ears (you should ask someone to help you or you may get into trouble). Also keep one whole cork for the body.

Step 2. Then I got some thick black wire and cut four bits the same length and one longer one.

Step 3. Using pointed pliers, I made holes and put the wire in them to make my basic giraffe. To make sure the wire stayed in place I put some glue on it.

Step 4. To make the face I put a drawing pin in him to be a nose - I let it not go the whole way in so it sticks out a bit. And stuck the horns and ears on.

Step 5. Then I used a sharpie to draw on the eyes and a tiny mouth.

Step 6. I let him dry for a few hours and then he was done!
 



24 comments:

  1. Very talented designer and a really cute giraffe. I might have to empty some wine bottles to get some corks!

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  2. Now I want corks and wire to make a corky giraffe! And I am in my mid 40s!!

    :D

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  3. What a clever project. Please congratulate your daughter on her clear, easy-to-follow instructions and clever design. Good job!
    My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

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  4. I love Corky Giraffe! What a creative young lady! Thanks for sharing him with us.

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  5. Adorable! Tell your daughter "Well Done!" from Texas!

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  6. Adorable. Lots of personality. Thanks for the how to.

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  7. Hehe, isn't he adorable! What a clever girl :) x

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  8. Great fun:) I love corks, pity wine comes with cork screws nowadays!

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  9. Oh wow, what an adorable giraffe, and what a brilliant tutorial, well done daughter xx

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  10. How fab is he?! Love him and his cute little corky face!

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  11. That is very cute - what a lovely excuse to need to buy more good wine!

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  12. Beautiful! Great tutorial too. I look forward to her next creation!

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  13. So sweet, wonder how those corks arrived, lol

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  14. A very sweet giraffe and a great tutorial, well done.

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  15. Great tutorial, loving the Giraffe, thanks for sharing him

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  16. So creative to make the giraffe out of cork. This will be a fun summer project. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  17. Very cute...and what a fun project!

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  18. This is a very cute project. Perfect project for kids this summer.
    -Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  19. Cute project and well-written directions! I like giraffes too. :-)

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  20. Lovely giraffe, good use of cork!

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  21. She did do well. Lovely giraffe. Isn't it great when they reach the stage of a project being totally theirs.

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  22. Corky is so cute! Such a cute idea and the perfect craft for a rainy day. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  23. He's so freakin cute, I want him! Thanks for posting. Hello from Inspire Me Wednesday.

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