Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

We have started a new book club for 9-12 year olds called The Ill-Fated Inklings. We are reading books about children up against impossible circumstances. Our first book was Coraline by Neil Gaiman. For the craft we made tiny Coraline dolls in little match box houses.

We found the images of Coraline on Google Images and then resized them to fit inside the matchbox (@ 2 in. tall). We then printed them out on Ink Jet fabric sheets, backed them with a purple fabric, sewed around them (leaving room to stuff), stuffed them, closed them up and cut them out with pinking shears. For the matchboxes we bought the plain boxes at Oriental Trading, painted them dark purple, found a picture of Coraline's house on Google Images, resized it and printed it out on card stock. We glued this to the top of the match box, glued silver stars and other images from the movie (printed on card stock) to the back and made a drawer pull on one end with a button. You could also decorate the inside of the drawer, we just ran out of time.

If you have any questions about this craft please don't hesitate to ask and, as always...

Keep On Shining!

Libby

4 comments:

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  2. Sorry, try again. I'm doing a Coraline themed B'day party for ma wee girl, and this will make a wonderful prty favour. Thank you so much!

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  3. So glad you like the craft! How did your party go?? That is an awesome theme!

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  4. Do you have a copy of the image you used for Coraline? I have trawled the internet non-stop to no avail....

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