Material: 2 Danimal yogurt bottles, any bottle caps that fit, pieces of black felt/ yarn/ thread/twine, wiggly eyes or black permanent marker, 1 coffee filter, color markers, jute fabric piece, pipe cleaner or twigs, E6000 glue, sand or gravel.
How to make:
Use clean empty Danimal bottles. On the bulgy part stick wiggly eyes or draw eyes with permanent black marker. Draw nose and mouth.
Cut felt into fibers and stick around both the bottle necks (see pic). If you do not have black felt or yarn, you can color thread or twine black with permanent marker and stick. Use E6000 glue.
Spread open the coffee filter and draw concentric designs around the center. This will be the tribal woman’s skirt. Wrap it around the bottle and glue as shown in the picture.
Tie the pipe cleaner around to look like arms. You can also use dry twig pieces to show the arms.
Take a rectangular cutout of jute. Lengthwise remove the fibers, so that it looks frayed. Wrap it around the other bottle. This is the male tribal.
Cut two pieces of the pipe cleaner and stick to the sides as arms or use dry twigs.
Fill some amount of sand or gravel in both bottles and close the top with any fitting cap. Use glue to secure the cap. The sand or gravel prevents the dolls from tipping.
Enjoy them anywhere and be proud of your creation!
You can use any other such bottles with well fitting caps and turn this into salt and pepper shakers. For this you will need adult help to heat a thin nail and make holes in the cap. Then fill one with salt and pepper or any other seasoning in the other.
You can hang these dolls in car, but do not put sand or gravel in them.
Courtesy: Smita Gadre.