- Small Gourd- White
- Multi-Colored Raffia
- Craft Foam- White
- Wiggle Eyes
- Wooden and Colored Beads-Assorted
- Exacto Knife
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Cut a hole in bottom of Gourd, large enough to fit your hand inside.
Cut a series of 16 holes in the top, in a circular pattern. These should be large enough to thread double-thick strands of raffia through.
Thread double thickness of raffia down through a hole in the top, and then thread it back up through the hole next to it, so the ends of raffia stick up out of the top of the Gourd like hair. Repeat until all holes are filled. You may use different colored raffia to create a custom look.
Gather raffia into a ponytail at the top of head’, and wrap with loose raffia.
Cut out a bone from white craft foam and hot glue behind wrapped area of raffia.
Draw on face with a pencil, and carefully cut out with Exacto knife. You may carve only the surface to create a relief effect, as shown.
Cut holes on top and bottom of mouth line and thread raffia through the holes to create a stitched mouth.
Hot glue wiggle eyes in place.
Select two strands of raffia toward the front of the head’ and string with wooden and colored beads. Tie a knot in the end and trim to desired length.
TipsRefer to photo to complete project.
Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.