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Kusudama

The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape. Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the kusudama in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.

For this project you only need paper and glue!

Even though they look pretty intricate they’re fairly simple to make it just takes a little time.

There is a great tutorial on http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/

Give it and try and let us know how yours turn out or if you have any ideas to add!

If you’d also like some additional challenging patterns go to http://kusudama.me/#/Victoria/Victoria-L/vict5

Baby Tag Toy

This is a toy my mom made from scrap material in her crazy craft room and my son absolutely loves it!

http://www.joyshope.com/2009/05/baby-crinkle-square-tutorial.html Follow the link for an easy tutorial.

She put plastic under each animal for a crinkly texture and sound which is his favorite part!

Monkey Hat

Mom made this matching Daddy/Baby Monkey hats! They’re too cute! He’s a year old now and it fits him perfectly! We get a lot of comments when he wears this hat, it’s a hit!

She purchased this pattern but you can get free patterns from a lot of different sites… http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-for-Baby/Baby-Crochet-Monkey-Hat# has a couple different ones to chose from that are cute as well!

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