Archive | November, 2011


7 Nov

Behold for those made of string have landed on thy windows. (Or have fun making string creatures with string, suction cups and markers on your window)

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Probably the quickest and easiest so far. Making and playing time is the same.

You´ll need:

_Thread, yarn, rafia, etc. At least 60 cm. but the longer your string the more complex Stringlanders you´ll be able to make

_5+  suction cups

_Whiteboard markers  (you can draw on the window and easily clean it with a tissue), dark colours work better.

How to make Stringlanders:

1. Cut a piece of string at least 60 cm long.

2. Tie both ends to make a closed loop.

3. Arrange a few suction cups on the window.

4. Start placing the string over the cups. If it doesn’t stay in place make a small loop around each cup with the string.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

5. Keep adding cups to shape the sting and make a creature.

6. Make sure that the string is tensed by all the cups when you have the shape you want.

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7. Get your whiteboard marker and draw all the details that will give your Stringlander personality such as eyes, mouth, hair.. maybe antennae?

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There you go… a Stringlander on your window.

Move the cups around and re-arange the string to make new creatures

… The same shape can be Batman….

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Or a chubby creature with hairy armpits!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Arrange the cups and string  in tons of different ways, use different colours and make as many Stringlanders as you can imagine.