- Heavy Cardboard
- Paint or Markers
- Piece of Fabric
- Rice, Dreid Beans, or Sand
Trace your hand and part of your forearm (about 2-3 inches) on a piece of thick (corrugated) cardboard. Cut out the hand shape you just traced. You may need to use a utility knife with an adult's help! Use this cut-out to trace another hand shape, and cut it out also. Glue the 2 hand shapes together so they are facing the same direction. This double thickness will help make your jewlry and ring holder more sturdy.
Using the paint, decorate your hand shape. Use your imagination... You can paint it to look like a real hand complete with colored nails and rings, or you can make it colorful to match your room! Paint one side and let it dry completely, and then paint the other side.
Cut an approximate 18 inch circle out of the fabric. Working along the edge of the fabric, use a pair of scissors and make very small slits about every inch. You want the slits big enough only to be able to thread your ribbon through. Weave the ribbon through the slits in the fabric, going down one hole and up another until you get back to where you started. Pull a little on both ends of the ribbon until your fabric looks like a bowl shape.
Place 1 - 2 cups of rice, dried beands, or sand in the fabric bowl shape until it is almost full. Stick the wrist section of the cardboard hand into the rice, dried beans, or sand. Once you get the hand shape secure, pull on both ends of the ribbon again to finish gathering your material. You want the fabric with the ribbon woven through it to be snug against your hand shape. Tie the ribbon into a bow!
To help make this jewelry holder more stable, run a bead of glue along the section where the cardboard and ribbon meet. Always pick your jewelry holder up by the fabric base, never by the cardboard hand!
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