This fun DIY ‘face in the hole’ make combines education, recycling and ‘keeping the darn kids occupied in lockdown’ all in one! My good friend Hannah sent me this ‘step by step’ of how she made an amazing Tudor style dress to tie in with her 6 year olds school project about the Tudors.
We had a shed load of cardboard cluttering up my house and my daughter’s year 2 topic is currently the Tudors so naturally I came up with the idea of making a face in the hole Tudor inspired dress, just like the ones you see at the seaside….
Cut a hole for the neck – I actually used a bread knife to cut through the cardboard!!
Sketch out the shape of a dress inspired by Elizabeth I….
A load more bread knife action!!!
Next we collage!!
We gathered up everything we could find, all different colours and patterns it does not have to match and it doesn’t have to be neat. The girls got involved and loved it…..
Rip, cut, stick repeat until the dress is covered!
Next you need to pimp it up….
White paint stick on the corrugated card made excellent ruffs….
We decorated with whatever we could find….
Adding all different embellishments along the way….
I especially liked the necklace!
Finally we painted out the spaces around the arms and the body.
Get photo ready!
I gave the girls some Tudor style make up which they absolutely loved.
Sadly I didn’t have any face paints so I improvised with chalk and my best red red lipstick (?) but it was totally worth it for those pouts ?
And there we have it an amazing DIY face in the hole. Thank you Hannah for sharing this – she has earned some serious mum points with this from the kids and the school! It goes to show what great things you can create with stuff just lying around the house.
FYI do you know that there is no official name for these kinds of picture boards; myself, and what seems like hundreds of other people (seriously, I found a discussion board!) have been googling the same questions to find out what they are called, so i’ve settled on face in the hole which sounds completely made up but I love it!
Hannah is not just a whizz with corrugated cardboard and decoupage – she is also an incredibly talented artist and her drawings are immense. I would highly recommend checking out her instagram page @hannah_crocker_sketcher_maker she’s got loads of great craft ideas on there as well as her beautiful drawings.