Crab and lobster headpieces from Wintercroft
Downloaded, printed onto paper, glued to card, scored, cut out, and assembled with PVA.
Time consuming, fiddly, amazing FUN. I find these so wonderful to make, I can’t wait to find an excuse for more…
Allow PLENTY of time! These don’t have much in the way of instructions, apart from a brief key explaining which way to fold on the lines, and there is only occasionally a brief suggestion of assembly order, but basically you just attach tab 1 to edge 1 and keep going until finished, ignoring number order.
I found it useful to have a chopstick to help with pressing longer edges from the inside, lots of paperclips, and those brilliant little grippy clips usually used for sewing leather etc. After making the lobster, printing on white paper and glueing to red card, and then having to colour in all the white areas which still showed after completion, I printed the crab onto brown paper, then glued it to brown card. Much better. I’ll bear this in mind for future projects. Oh yes, there will be many more!
I started my journey into making things using Airfix kits, so this just makes me insanely happy.
The lobster will be worn by the Truth Lobster [as already mentioned in the previous post] and I think that Ben Gunn, stranded on a desert island for years, will make an impressive entrance sidling on with a crab on his head…don’t you?