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Babette the Feather Duster

If all goes well, I should be able to show you a preview of the Beauty and the Beast table for our fundraiser tomorrow.  It's been a crazy week, so I'm hoping things will work out enough that I can get the last finishing touches on my table done in time.

I'm continuing with the Characters for the table and had to make Babette the Feather duster today.  I knew from the moment I started thinking about making characters, exactly how I was going to make her, and I think she turned out pretty cool in the end.

I started with 24 sheets of 10x10 inch tissue paper.  12 sheets where white and 12 were black.

Then I folded it into an accordion pattern.

When it was done, I wrapped a rubber band around the center.  (You can use a piece of wire if you want, but I was using what I had on hand.)

Starting on the white side, since Babette has white on the bottom of her duster, I folded the paper up one side at a time. 

 Then I would switch in a clockwise pattern and do the other side.

I did all the colors and ended up with a HUGE puff of tissue paper.

When I flipped it over, I had the perfect base for Babette's duster.

(Again, I used what I had on hand.) I took a paper clip and straightened it out into a "U" shape.  Then I strung it through the rubber band so it was standing up straight.

I printed out the Babette printable (at the bottom of this page) and cut it out.

I glued the printable at the top of her head and then the rest of her body around the paperclip so she was standing up straight.

And now Babette has joined the gang.

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