Keeping it Simple: Tutorial Tuesday: 2x4 Spring Animals

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: 2x4 Spring Animals

Before I get to the tutorial, I want to just complain a little bit.... I promise it won't be much. I'm going to complain about Walmart. Their craft section just isn't very good and being in a small town, it's the only place that I can get craft supplies because local stores just can't compete with Walmart prices. So I got really frustrated when I saw this adorable idea and couldn't make it the way that I wanted to because Walmart didn't have yellow feathers. So I had to make do with what I had. So, mine didn't turn out nearly as cute at Mariah's at Giggles Galore, but I still like them :) I made these with my kids, it was fun!

So I made these to replace my greeting snowmen outside.
This is how I made it:
1) I took a 2x4 and cut it into four different pieces and then painted them
For the lamb
2) I took some black felt and cut a face and ears. I glued them on, glued some eyes on and covered the whole piece of wood with cotton balls.
3) I added a nose and have a puffy little lamb
For the bunny. I was planning on this to be a little fuzzy chick but it just didn't look right. This is when I would have loved to have the yellow feathers.
4) I glued yellow pom poms all over the block
5) Then I glued eye, a pink nose, and wires for the whiskers. I used foam for the ears and felt for the teeth.
For the baby duck? bird? not sure what it is.
6) I glued white feathers all over of the block.
7) I then glued on some eyes and then a beak and feet out of foam.
8) I then glued and stapled all three of them onto a long piece of wood. Then I used my Silhouette and my outdoor Expressions Vinyl, in colors yellow and white .

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14 comments:

  1. This is cute, I'm in the same boat with only having a walmart...........

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  2. I like the white duck and I love the board you made to put them on! I might have to make one of those to go with my little animals (you can see my chick here: http://ashleyscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-chick.html )

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  3. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Those are so adorable and perfect for Easter. Great craft to do with the kids!

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  5. I love your take on the Spring 2x4 Friends and I adore the board with the saying...too cute! Thanks for sharing!

    http://gigglesgalorenmore.blogspot.com

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  6. How adorable. Really cute idea to do with children.

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  7. Oh my cute! My little guy will love helping me do this! The lamb is too fun! Thanks for sharing- I always enjoy your blog!

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  8. Very cute! The ducky is my favorite!

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  9. Oh my gosh, those are so awesome! I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). Those are so cute!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

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  10. I featured your adorable animals today on my blog! Thanks so much for linking up!

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazing-inspirations-2.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party

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  11. Super cute! Thanks so much for linkin up.

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  12. Ridiculously cute! Love 2x4 crafts, and this turned out great! Thanks for sharing :)

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