Create with waste!
Make your own Brokiga pincushion. It’s great fun and super easy!
Assemble these materials:
- the lid from a jar
- a piece of cardboard and a pencil
- plain scrap fabric
- fiber padding
- a tiny piece of hobby felt
- needle and thread
- Place the lid on the cardboard and draw a line around it. Cut out the circle just inside your
drawn ring. Make sure the cardboard circle fits inside the lid. Put the cardboard aside.
- Place the lid on top of your fabric and draw a circle 2,5-3 cm outside the outline of the lid. Cut out your fabric circle.
- Pick up needle and thread and sew with running stitches (5 mm from the edge) around your fabric circle. Work small to make the edges of the face smooth.
- Gently pull the thread ends until you get a tiny bag. Fill with fibre and finally on the top, your cardboard circle, (as you see in the photo to the right).
- Now pull the threads together so that the cardboard and filling is tightly fixed under the fabric. Secure the thread ends.
- Cut out eyes and mouth in black felt and place on the upholstered surface. Attach them with small stitches around the pieces. (Or use some glue if you like.)
- Finally you gently press the face into the lid. Done!
Give your new Brokiga friend a nice pin hairstyle.
Play with clay!
Brokiga miniature figures are fun to make at home.
Use a soft oven-bake modeling clay, available in hobby shops. Follow the instructions on the package
and ensure that the making, and especially the baking, is supervised by an adult.
Gather your friends and family around the kitchen table and get started!
The result of a rainy day!
We are hungry!