Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and....

At least once a month, a friend hands me something unusual and asks, "Can you use this in your crafting?"  It's never normal stuff, like fabric scraps, or glitter, or egg cartons.  No, it's weird stuff.  Like this:

 
It's a full box (12) of extra large rubber finger tips.  And by "extra large" they mean "far too big for human use."  Someone at a friend's work purchased this huge size and couldn't use them. Since she didn't know any giants, she passed them along to me.

They sat on the back corner of my desk for at least 8 months.  I knew there was a craft in there somewhere, but I just couldn't find it.  One day, I was tired of them sitting on the desk, so I opened the box and lined up 4 of them in plain sight where they would inspire me.    



Within minutes, I knew what to make.  I grabbed the paint and did a test run to see if acrylic paint would stick to the rubber.  Yes!  I grabbed my beloved microtip scissors and carefully cut little triangles out of the bottom of the four finger tips.  Then I painted them.  One red, one pink, one green, and one orange.  When they were dry, I added googly eyes.

I rooted around the craftroom to find some yellow cardstock and a clear lid to make a quick accessory.  Then I lined them all up to take this picture.  



Obviously, the Pac-Man needs work.  Eventually, I'll probably think of a cute way to make a Pac-man that will stand up.  I might need to resort to clay or something similar.  In the meantime, I'm really happy with my Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and .... do you remember the orange ghost's name? It's Clyde.  Just a little '80s trivia for you.  If you got it right, you're totally tubular.

11 comments:

  1. I swear dude... You are the crafty queen. I'd have never thought of that. You should've been on that Craft Wars show. LOL

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    1. Sure, if Craft Wars had no sewing, advanced carpentry, electrical, or metalwork AND if the contestants had 8 months to think up their ideas. Then... maybe!

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  2. Cindy, I am constantly amazed at how inventive and imaginitive you are!!! This is adorable! And as a child of the 80s, love it! :)

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  3. Wow you are crazy creative!!!!
    Love it!

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  4. This is soooo crazy cool. I couldn't figure where you were going with the title of the post and I saw the odd item thinking what in the world could you do with *those*.... OMG. AMAZING!! :D

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  5. love these. Unfortunately I'm tubular. lol

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  6. Hee. I didn't even know the Pac Men had names! Cute project. So creative, as always!

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  7. HOLY SMOKES!!! You are a GENIUS!! Pinning!!!

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  8. Haha....clever. These are soooooo cute!

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  9. Best use of bizarre crafting materials. Ever! Pinning :)
    --Elena
    acasarella.net

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