The Boot Kidz by Karen Henry, Bootkidz Ltd Reg.06581865, London, UK, Est. 2005, info@bootkidz.co.uk
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Make your own mini-Bootkidz

Karen Henry

Step 1: Prepare the items needed to make a Lucy Coat Stand

The first step is to gather the tools and equipment you will need. This includes:
  • Play-doh 
  • Craft Wire 
  • Pliers
  • Clear Sticky-tape
  • Putty moulding tools
  • Scissors
  • String
 Playdoh Putty tools

 

 

Step 2: Print the outline of Lucy

Download and print-out the outline of Lucy. Use this as a stencil to create the wireframe outline of Lucy. Bend the decorative metal wire around lines using your hands or a pair of players (depending on the softness of the wire). Note: The sturdier the wire the less the model will bend and sway once built.

Wires and layout

Step 3: Cut and roll the play-doh

Cut the play-doh into a small manageable size (approximately half a tub per boot). Roll the doh on a tiled or smooth surface to prevent it sticking.

Step 4: Make the Wellington Boots

Cut the rolled play-doh in half. Join the two pieces as shown in the above video. Use some reference images of Wellington Boots to make your own designer Wellington Boots.

Step 5: Cut and Bend the wire around the stencil

The lengths of the wires are as follows:

  • Hair: 29cm or 11.5 inches
  • Body: 43cm or 17 inches
  • Leg with knee: 13cm or 5 inches
  • Straight Leg: 10cm or 4 inches
  • Total: 95cm or 37.5 inches

Before cutting the wire, measure the length of hair, body and legs using a piece of string. It is much easier to bend string than wire. Twist the string around the printout (printed in step 2 above). Use the string to measure the length of the wire. Cut the wire for the hair, body, and legs using the string. After the wire has been cut to the required length, bend it around the stencil as shown in the photo below. Start at the point where the hair meets the body.

Step 6: Join the wires

Cut out small squares of stick-tape and use these to join the wires together. Using sticky-tape is a lot safer than welding! Use two or three layers to ensure the joints are secure.
Bend the wire around the layout

Step 7: Place the coat stand in the Wellington Boots

Assemble the coat stand and Wellington Boots by gently placing the coat stand into the play-doh. The coat stand should stand on its own.
Mini Lucy Coat Stand Fun Activity


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