For a child's birthday, a photo shoot is neededprops. The numbers of napkins have gained popularity, they can be seen on children's birthday parties. Indeed, this kind of decoration on a holiday is beyond competition. They are light, and children can play with them, inexpensive, beautiful and cause only pleasant emotions.
Original composition of napkins in the form of figuresrequires creativity. Although their production takes more than one hour, the emotions of a happy birthday man, who received such a figure, pay off all the time and effort required.
See how to make a figure, how to decorate it, what materials are needed, and try to make a decor of napkins with your own hands on our master classes.
What materials are needed for work
For the festive composition they take monophonicnapkins without pattern. Naturally, the larger the figure, the more material it will need. One pack is small, take several packs of 100-200 napkins at once. The lush the decor, the better the numbers look from the napkins. Photo in the example.
But napkins are not the most important thing. Need another blank of cardboard or foam. Wooden figures are less common, but they are not decorated with napkins, but painted.
Under the blank, you can use empty boxes, shipping packaging from household appliances. Those materials that are often sent in the trash.
From the packaging of the products are smallnumbers. Juice or milk bags are cut and inserted into one another. The surface is masked by papier-mâché, a glued-on layer of jammed paper. Take for pasting glue PVA with a thick consistency. It will be a shame if the cardboard swells and spreads. Or choose packaging with a foil surface, for example, a juice box.
But foam plastic is a capricious material: it crumbles, the granules stick to hands and tools. That is still fun! How to be?
The ideal option is to use a professional cutting tool with a heated nichrome thread. Hot wire cuts the foam like butter.
You can make a cutter from a soldering iron with a fixed copper wire. These options are suitable for those who will make volumetric numbers of napkins in large quantities.
The foam is cut exactly on the metal ruler: attach the ruler and run along it with a cutter. Place the hose of the included vacuum cleaner near the incision site. The place of work will remain clean.
How to decorate the figure of napkins
Now that you know how to make a blank for a figure, let's try to figure out what and how to decorate it?
I must say that for the decor are not usedonly napkins, but also any thin paper - tissue, corrugated, silence. Select colors accordingly: gentle - for girls (lilac, pink, white, blue) and bright - for boys (blue, red, lime).
You can decorate the figure with napkins with your own hands in different ways:
in the technique of "trimming";
make a figure
Learn how to make a decor for the numbers.
For a large figure decorated with allsides, you have to make about 200-400 small roses. The most common decor - flowers. They are suitable for both boys and girls. Flowers should be fluffy, easy to collect. After all, you need more than one flower. You can save time by wrapping the sides of the figure with corrugated paper or silence. Then you will not have to sit on the decor for several days.
Well, choose the options of those colors that turn out the most magnificent: asters or roses.
For a fluffy aster from napkins take:
fold the wipes accordion;
wind the middle of the thread, you get a bow;
Spread the petals to the center, moving to the edges. In the middle, make a bud, tightly squeezing the paper; Spread the lower leaves to make a convenient place for gluing.
For roses, you need to take 6 napkins and a stapler.
We fold napkins pile.
Cut the petals (several semicircles).
Unfold the rose, shifting the petals.
We fasten the tip with a corner.
Fluff the flower.
Try to make the edge of the flowers wavy, making a scissors zigzag. A flower with teeth on the edges looks more interesting.
Combine colors. Use napkins of different colors for one flower. You can hold the line on the edge of the napkin with a felt-tip pen.
Figures decorated in the technique of clipping are very fluffy. It is better to take corrugated paper, but from monophonic napkins it is also quite good.
The paper is cut into squares.
Then you put a pencil in the middle of the sheet and compress it with paper.
Putting the stick with paper to the surface, smeared with glue.
Filling the entire surface in this way we straighten the decor with our hands, cut off the excess with scissors.
By trimming you can make flowers.
To do this, cook:
several rectangular sheets of paper;
wand for trimming.
Now we get to work:
Wrap a stick with a piece of paper so that most of it remains free.
Stick it in a piece of clay.
In the same way make 3 petals.
Fill the space between them with petals of a different color.
The center of where clay is visible, close the piece of jammed paper.
Foam plastic blanks - the most suitable fortrimming. No glue is needed, the wand pierces the soft material, and trimming remains in it. You can trim the patterns inside the figure, draw the decor with several diagonal stripes of different colors.
This is the easiest way, which actually takes less time than others. But he needs a long strip. So, we take not napkins, and paper silence.
Fold the paper into a neat rectangle.
Straighten and fluff up the fringe.
Glue double-sided tape to the workpiece and wrapped figure.
Combining the colors, we get a very bright and fun figure.
Fringe looks more interesting if it is pasted with waves. Let the paper colors be contrast. So the waves will be visible from afar.
Figures - figures
On the basis of a simple figure, make a hero from a children's cartoon, such as Mickey Mouse.
Wrap the figure itself using a red and black cloth wipe.
Add white paper circles.
Cut 2 circles from black cardboard and fix them on the top of the figure.
You can stylize this figure for any favorite cartoon character. Use the appropriate color, add parts from other materials.
Now that you have learned how to decorate a decorative composition, let us examine in detail how to make a figure from napkins with your own hands.
Master class number from cardboard
Let's make a small volumetric figure from a corrugated cardboard.
To do this, take:
10 sheets of cardboard;
6 packs of napkins.
Make a number pattern, transfer it to sheets of cardboard.
Cut out 10 identical parts with a knife.
Fasten them together with hot glue.
From the napkins make roses.
To do this, fasten a few napkins with a stapler, cut a circle, straighten to form a flower.
Glue the roses to the figure with hot glue.
It turned out a light and strong figure that will withstand the most active photo session. But there are other ways to make figures from napkins: see the master class below.
Master class flat figure
When a birthday number from napkins is neededonly to decorate the room, and no one will take it in hand and be photographed, then you can make a flat figure of furniture cardboard. Thin foam, too, will have the way.
cardboard or foam for the base;
3 packs of napkins;
Mark out the contour of the figure on the paper.
Transfer it to the cardboard.
Cut out 2 parts.
Seal them together with scotch tape.
Make a loop on the back side.
Tape the workpiece tape.
Make 20-50 colors (the amount depends on the size of the number).
Remove the protective film and stick the flowers.
Spread the flowers so that the base of the figure is not visible.
Additionally, decorate the gaps between the flowers with green paper leaves. You can make a bow of satin ribbon and fix it on the figure.
Want to make a voluminous digit? Check out our next master class Figure of napkins for a year with your own hands.
The number for the first birthday
For this composition we will make a cardboard, hollow base inside.
If one is easy to build on paper and cut, then how to calculate the length of the sides? You can do everything by eye, and you can use a mathematical formula:
P = 2 (a + b)
where a and b are sides of the figure.
Make another margin for bonding parts together.
So, what is the figure of 1 of napkins:
double corrugated board;
scissors and breadboard knife;
Cut out a number from the template. Transfer to a cardboard, cut 2 parts.
Calculate the length of the sides of the shape and cut the sides.
The figure may expand downwards. Then the sides will look like a trapezoid.
Fasten the parts together using masking tape. Secure them with hot glue from the inside. Attach the second part of the unit and secure with masking tape.
The interior should be reinforced in advance, install tightly fitting pieces of cardboard in it. They will act as ribs, and the decor will not sag.
If desired, coat with napkins.
From napkins fold roses.
Decorate the number 1 for a year with a large flower of napkins.
Take a knitting needle, wind a napkin on it, remove the tube. Spread a little and, holding the tips together with a stapler, make a petal. The middle of the flower is one corrugated tube, rolled up in a spiral.
These flowers are similar to those made from balloons.
Add pom-poms and a congratulatory garland to the set of the figure.
Figure 2 of napkins: master class
For this figure we will use several techniques for the photo session. We will make the background by trimming, add a few roses and make a crown.
The base of the figure is a foam 10 cm wide.
You can cut 2 pieces of 5 cm and fasten them with hot glue.
For the decor - 30 colors of napkins, large pearl beads.
Transferring the pattern of two to the foam. Cut with a knife.
We cut napkins into squares. Winding the tip of the pencil, transfer them to the workpiece, fasten it to the foam.
Straighten the pile, prune. Lateral parts paste over corrugated paper or face it.
We fold roses from napkins, attach them to hot glue.
Glue the pearls.
We cut a strip out of gold paper, make teeth, fold it into a ringlet, fix it with tape.
Glue the crown with a glue gun to the figure.
Released a great gift for a little princess. Wrap the piece in polyethylene for transportation or storage.
What size do the numbers?
For a child's photo shoot, the size of the decor should be from a child or slightly higher. On the table or Candi bar make compact checks.
Approximate dimensions of one:
height is 65-70 cm, width is 35 cm, depth - 15 cm.
height 82 cm, width 45 cm, depth - 12 cm
Size of a flat figure: 30 x 40 cm
Focus on the surrounding surroundings and the growth of the child, do all the calculations on paper in a cage, and then transfer to the workpiece.
Decorated with napkins figures like evenadult birthday boy. Make them as a gift in the form of a topiary or panel. Not only birthday, but also holidays on March 8 and February 23 can be decorated with decorated figures.
The figure does not have to be all covered with the same rosettes. Use different color shades: on the front side there are delicate shades, on the edges - dark ones. The figure will look more voluminous.
Take care that the flowers hold tight,but do not use sharp skewers for fixation if you know that the child will play with the number. The composition for the holiday must be not only beautiful, but also safe.