This well looks almost like a real one, with a miniature bucket and a working drum ... And it was made only from newspapers with the help of an ordinary adhesive pencil and acrylic paints!
No special skills are required to create it, only the simplest materials and, of course, the work and imagination of the author. This is ideal for weaving newspaper tubes for beginners.
We will need:
- newspapers (sheet about 25x30 cm)
- cardboard (any unnecessary, for example, a box with cereal or a folder "Case")
- glue stick (high-quality, sticky)
- wooden skewer
- round stick with a diameter of 0.6-0.7 mm and a length of 20-30 cm
- paper tape
- hard wire;
- acrylic paints in beige, brown and steel colors
- hard flat brush (glue brush suitable)
- simple pencil
- gypsy needle
- brown, blue and yellow color paper (optional) -
Not all tools are shown in the photo, as in the course of work the idea had to be supplemented and modified.
Step 1: create a cardboard frame
As a basis for the well, you will need to glue two cardboard parts: a shaft and a roof. We mark on the sheet a drawing of a rectangular element with a base of 8x8 cm and walls of 7x8 cm. Sheet A4 is not enough for a complete "pattern", so one wall will have to be cut separately.
We glue the inner surface of the shaft with brown paper or paint with brown paint. You can glue blue water with a month and stars on the "bottom", but this is optional.
Glue the corners with paper tape. For the roof we draw a figure, as in the photo, cut out one triangular wall, bend the rest of the lines. We glue everything with paper tape. The first frame details are ready.
Step 2: twist the tubes!
Do not worry: even if you have never been involved in twisting newspaper tubes, this work is so simple that a schoolchild can handle it. At first, the tubes will come out uneven, but very soon the fingers themselves will deftly fold the newspaper into elements of perfect shape.
To design the well shaft, we need large ducts. To make them, we take a stick 0.6-0.7 mm thick. We tear a newspaper sheet into 8 parts. We put the newspaper in the left hand (if you are right-handed), place the stick on top of the lower left corner of the sheet at a slight angle and begin to fold .-
The newspaper should be equally tight to the stick along the entire length. Having reached the opposite edge, we apply glue along its entire length and glue it securely. Hands and a stick will have to be washed from glue from time to time.
For the mine, you need to make 32 elements, 8 on each side. If you have a wand of a different diameter than mine, their number may be different. It is also necessary to make 2 long ducts (25-30 cm) - supports for the roof of the well. Here's what happened:
Twisting the necessary elements, wait until the glue has completely dried. Note that a newspaper spiral is visible from one end of the tube, and the tube itself is thinner at this point. This spiral must be cut off with scissors from all the tubes. Now they are much more like real logs.
To simulate log masonry, cut half the tubes (16 pieces) to a length of 8 cm, the second half to a length of 10 cm.
You need to cut off the second uneven end, and not the one that is already trimmed. We glue the logs on the cardboard from bottom to top, alternating short and long elements.
Step 3: twist the tubes again. We make a roof
For the roof of the well, we prepare pipes of a smaller diameter. For this we need a wooden skewer and newspaper sheets, divided into 16 parts. It is difficult to say the exact number of elements, about 50-60 pieces. The spiral tips also need to be cut to bring all the tubes into a single view.
It is better to start gluing the roof with triangular gables. Glue the first tube along the lower edge of the pediment, the second - exactly in the middle perpendicular to the first. Make sure that the angle between them is 90 degrees, this is important.
Then fill the tubes with a triangle in both directions. When the glue dries, carefully trim the excess with sharp scissors.
Then go to the second pediment. Laying roof slopes is much easier and faster. After the glue has dried, cut off the protruding tips.
Step 4: connect the frame
Now we take 2 long thick pipes lying for the time idle - the roof supports. We cut them to the desired length (in the photo, the length of the finished supports is 23 cm). Thickly grease them with glue 8 cm from the edge and glue into the well shaft. For reliability, you can fix them additionally with pieces of adhesive tape, and then tape itself then paint over with brown acrylic.
Before attaching the roof, we do for the well something like a countertop. We cut a 8x8 cm square from cardboard, make a rectangular hole in the center and 2 round holes for the supports.
We put the table on the supports and lower it right up to the log frame, after applying glue to the top of the logs. Now you can put a bucket on the edge of the well.
It remains to attach a roof to the top of the supports. The inside of the roof can be painted right away, and then later. My roof width was slightly larger than the distance between the supports. It is very easy to solve this problem: we glue on each support in the upper part a pair of additional tubes, thus expanding the gap, and we fasten the roof to them already.
Step 5: and yet he spins!
It's time to make the well almost operational: build a spinning drum. Take a wire with a length of about 20 cm, use a pair of pliers to form a handle, pierce the wire through supports at a height of 3 cm. From the opposite side of the handle, leave the tail of the wire literally 0.6-0.8 mm. Now we will build a drum on a wire basis. He will also be from the tubes.
The most difficult thing here is to fix the tube on the wire so that it does not scroll. I took a woolen thread, thickly smeared it with glue, wound it round to round to where the drum should fit, and put the tube tightly on top.
After making sure that the tube with the help of threads is firmly grasped to the wire, we return the wire tail to the hole and bend it with pliers at an angle of 90 degrees. Glue the main tube with other tubes in a circle. The drum, and with it the whole newspaper frame of the well, is ready!
Step 6: here comes the bucket!
Now that the huge work of twisting and gluing the tubes is left behind, the simplest task remains - to make a bucket and a chain to it. Glue a ring with a diameter of 2.5 cm and a height of about 3 cm from a piece of cardboard. While the glue dries, fix the place of gluing with a paper clip. From the remaining thin tubes, cut the same elements about 3.5-4 cm long.
Remove the paper clip and glue the cardboard over the tubes. Make 2 tubes opposite each other half a centimeter longer than the rest. Then put the bucket on cardboard, circle the outline, cut out and glue the bottom to the bucket.
While the work is drying, take thread type iris and weave a chain of air loops. This can be done with crochet or fingers. The chain is 35-40 cm long. Leave a 3-4 cm thread at the end and paint the chain with steel-colored acrylic (in the photo it is not yet painted). Take a small piece of wire, bend it into a semicircle, and bend the ends outward at an angle of 90 degrees.
Make holes in the 2 protruding logs and insert the wire into them. The bucket is ready. Wrap the chain behind the left thread to the middle of the handle, greasing the thread with glue.
Step 7: painting
Ahead is the most enjoyable part of the job! Take a hard brush, a piece of paper and beige paint. Squeeze a little paint on the sheet, remove the tip of the brush quite a bit and paint the logs in the longitudinal direction. We try to paint all the joints well.
When the first coat dries, apply a second, also beige paint. This layer should be thicker than the previous one. Ideally, if there are barely noticeable longitudinal grooves of paint on the logs.
It turned out beautifully, but not very natural. Therefore, we put a little brown acrylic on a piece of paper and lightly touch the paint with the tip of the brush. We spend several times on paper, removing the excess. With this almost dry brush, we wipe the painted surface of the well. Streaks similar to the texture of real logs will appear on it. We process the entire well, as well as the bucket in this simple technique.
Now it has become noticeable that the inner surface of the tubes is stained poorly and stands out against the backdrop of the spectacular upper part. We take a toothpick, wrap a little cotton on it, dip it in paint and paint over all the open ends of the tubes from the inside. Now the well looks almost perfect!
Step 8: conclusion
It remains to add small touches. Glue the tip of the chain to the drum of the well and wrap the chain. We put a tube on the handle of the drum and paint it. Glue 2 paper rims painted with "steel" acrylic to the bucket. A little green grass on the bottom of the craft, and our well became like a real village well in miniature. It remains to write and glue a board on it with a wise saying, and you can safely decorate the interior with this positive, warm and sincere toy.
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