Table of contents:
- Types of growth numbers
- Materials for making
- How to make a three-dimensional number 2: wireframe
- How to make volumetric number 2: decoration
- How to make a flat number
Height figures are becoming more and more popular every year. Many mothers make similar products in order to capture their child on a beautiful background next to the number. After all, children grow up so fast, and parents want to leave memories of their kids. Although height figures are made not only for babies' birthdays, you can often see that such products are prepared, for example, for a person's fiftieth birthday. By the way, you can either make a volumetric number 2 out of cardboard with your own hands or buy it, but of course, the first option is much nicer and more economical.
To create crafts, you do not need to have any special skills, even a person who is far from creativity and needlework can handle the manufacture. Older children can be involved in the manufacture of decor, trusting them with simple operations, offering to choose the color of the future number or, for example, twisting flowers. This will contribute to the development of fine motor skills, as well as the child and motherhave a good time together.
Types of growth numbers
The deuce can be made in two forms: a three-dimensional figure and a flat one. Both will look great at a children's party. The fundamental difference is as follows: a three-dimensional figure can stand on the floor due to its own design, and a flat figure can only be supported or show off in the hands of a baby.
According to the manufacturing principle, a 3D-double will, of course, be created longer and using more materials. A flat one can be done quickly and easily. This article will tell you how to make a volumetric figure 2, as well as a regular one.
Materials for making
In order to create the number 2 with your own hands, you will need:
- cardboard (you can take an old cardboard box);
- paper tape;
- scissors or stationery knife;
- glue or glue gun;
- crepe paper or napkins;
- any decor items you want.
The larger the number, the more time-consuming it will be to create. The same applies to materials, they will require quite a lot.
How to make a three-dimensional number 2: wireframe
This product looks more impressive, but it will also take 5 to 6 hours to make. So, first things first.
First you need to take cardboard, with a simple pencil draw the number 2 on the sheet of the desired shape and size. If the deuce is thought to be small, then you can print it on a printer, on a regular A4 sheet, thentrace it on a piece of cardboard. Use a utility knife to cut out the piece.
How to make a three-dimensional number 2 out of cardboard so that it keeps its shape? Pretty simple. To do this, you need two elements of the number. You don’t need to draw it again on another sheet “by eye” or measure it with a ruler, just attach the cut out part, circle it with a pencil on the whole sheet. Thus, the elements will be the same. Cut out the second number in the same way. Fold them together and trim the edges if necessary.
In order for the figure to stand, you need to make the sides. To do this, the cardboard is cut into strips 10-15 centimeters wide. Now you need to proceed to the most difficult part - assembling the frame. To do this, you need to lay and secure strips of cardboard with paper tape between the two parts of the figure so that they are between the “twos”. Carefully glue the frame around the entire perimeter so that it does not stagger. As you can see, it’s not at all difficult to make a volumetric number 2 with your own hands.
By the way, by analogy with this technique, you can make large letters. It is not necessary to make the full name, only the initial is enough for a photo shoot.
How to make volumetric number 2: decoration
Now let's get down to the most interesting part - the design of the deuce. To do this, you can take corrugated paper (Italian or Chinese, but the first one will be much more expensive) or paper napkins. Cut into squares approximately 7x7 or 10x10 cm. If you are usingcorrugated paper, then before cutting it you need to stretch it a little, it will become a little softer and its consumption will be less. When using napkins, you can not measure the squares with a ruler, just cut them along the folds. If the elements are very large, then you can additionally cut them into four parts.
Next, put a pen in the center of the square and crush it. Glue the middle of the resulting “flower” onto a cardboard frame. The parts must fit snugly together. Thus, you need to glue the entire frame. To make the number look more spectacular, you can make it two-color with a smooth transition of shades.
How to make a flat number
So, we figured out the question of how to make a three-dimensional number 2, now let's move on to the second type. Such a product is much easier to create than the previous one. To do this, you need to cut out only one part of the number. The second "deuce" and narrow strips of cardboard on the sides are not needed.
Further, you can also decorate it with napkins in the same way as the volumetric figure. The number can be pasted over with corrugated paper, satin ribbon, twine. An option for making such a work can be seen in the photo below.
It will also look very nice dvoechka partially trimmed with some flowers, beads. You can use ready-made buds to save time.