Every year, on the 11th of November, as soon it gets dark, children up to the age of 11/12 go door to door with hand-crafted lanterns made of paper, singing songs, hoping to receive some candy or fruit.
Last year I gift wrapped the candy and the children loved it. So this year I thought I’d do something better.
I found this tutorial through Pinterest and thought it would be awesome if I could make something like that. So I bought some paper and some craft eyes.
As I don’t have a cuttlebug I used paper towel rolls instead.
I made 40 of those, the biggest part when I had night shifts. My colleagues loved them. They were cooing over them,even without the eyes, which I attached later.
I thought 40 would be sufficient, as last year I had 23 children come to the door. unfortunately, this year, the weather was foul and only 10 kids turned up…
So I was stuck with 30 little owls. I gave 2 to a client at work, whose great-granddaughter is going through chemo and a bone merrow transplant for leukemia. I thought it’d be nice for her and her little sister to get one each.
28 remaining. Now what? Luckily I came across an interesting project where toys are being collected for children of families who have to live on charity hand-outs. I contacted them and the said they’d love to have them.
So on saturday I brought the remaining owls to the charity. The women flocked together, all cooing over the owls. And I got asked if I wanted to make more next year! Of course I said yes!
So I’m already collecting paper towel rolls and paper in all kinds of colour, just to make a whole bunch of owls and other cute things you can make with paper towel rolls.
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