Cannibal King

This ferocious looking savage is made from a large cork, about 1 1/4 inches long, which is cut in half. The round side of the cork forms the face and a pin is attached to the back. The cork is shellacked or painted brown and allowed to dry. When it is ready to be handled, about 20 strands of wool (as many different colors as possible) 3 1/2 inches long are fastened to the top of the head with a small staple. Two of the circular reinforcements used for loose-leaf notebooks are glued in place to form the cannibal's eyes and a thumbtack, blue, brown or green is placed in the center of each reinforcement.

This project is taken from "At Your Service, " published by The Girls' Friendly Society, and is reproduced by permission.

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Figure 20

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Figure 21

A red thumbtack is used for the mouth -thumbtacks with scalloped edges can sometimes be purchased, and one of that type would be excellent for this purpose. The ears are carpet tacks, a small curtain ring being suspended from each one (Figure 20).

The safety pin fastener (Figure 21) may be affixed with staples or with a leather strip as described for "Pegasus. "

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Figure 22


For all we know, the Pegasus of mythology may really have looked like this (Figure 22)-but even if he didn't, this little horse has a personality all his own.

The body and head are drawn on a thin piece of wood or plastic and then cut out.

Small holes are drilled for the legs and tail. The legs are made from pipe cleaners with colored beads added for hoofs.

Add a tail of braided string in a color matching the hoofs (Figure 23). The features may be drawn or cut out of any material that is at hand and pasted on. The child's own imagination will suggest colors and trimmings-a bridle made from leather lacing and a leather saddle would be jaunty.

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Figure 23

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Figure 24

The fastening at the back is an ordinary safety pin (Figure 24), which is fastened on by a strip of scrap leather cut a little narrower than the pin and about an inch in length. This is slipped through the pin and fastened to the back of the horse with household cement.