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Hiboux!

February 14, 2012

We’re teaching V animal names in French. Hibou (owl) is her favorite.

Some one will need to remind me about this episode next time I get one of my brilliant ideas.

It started innocently enough. I found this pin weeks ago, and I knew I just had to make them for V’s class and daycare. If I’d given this a bit more thought I would have realized this meant at least 40 of those puppies, but I didn’t. I did however have enthusiasm. And craft supplies:

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What I didn’t have was a template to make cutting that teardrop easy. So pencils were dulled and minions were recruited:

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Colours were mixed and matched randomly:

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The minion wanted pink and purple hiboux so I made sure that each card had at least one of those by pairing the teardrops, chopping where it looked good, and swapping the triangles:

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Did you know if you make 48 cards, you will need to punch out 96 circles for eyes?

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My hands may never uncramp.

But wait, we aren’t done with the eyes yet, we still have to make them into eyes:

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Ah, the sweet smell of a Sharpie.

Next was the cutesy message. Over and over and over again.

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The term owl-ways now makes me a bit twitchy.

Just because I hadn’t damaged my hands enough with the punch, I now needed to cut two slits in each card for the owls to perch on the pencils:
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Not bad, only one case of oopsie-digit.

The final product. Yes I did this instead of packing for my trip. Totally worth it.
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(I never realized how easily sharpies dull. Seems they might be mis-named.)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    February 15, 2012 9:35 pm

    I love them!!

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