Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Cogsmo Christmas


OK, here is the project I told you about yesterday. I have been dreaming about this idea for months! And, have just been waiting until it was closer to Christmas to give it a try. It worked even better than I'd imagined, and looks even better in real life. I think a little Christmas tree, in Jack's room, decorated in robots and gears is sure to have him on his best behavior while awaiting the big day!

If you would like to make these cog ornaments, here's what to do.
1. Get some Cogsmo Blackboard.
2. Coat one section at a time in glue and then glitter.
3. Assemble cogs. I didn't even use glue! If you look closely at the circles within the cogs, you'll notice that they aren't perfect; they are squished. So, what you want to do is create pressure to hold them in place. I started from the outside in. Take the outermost section of the cog. Look at the hole in the center of it to determine where that hole is the narrowest. Then take the next section of cog and determine where it is widest across. Now, wedge the widest section of the inside cog into the narrowest section of the outer cog.
4. Repeat with each cog section.
5. String with thread and you're done!

You can get 2 large cogs, 3 different robots and one dogbot from one set of Cogsmo Blackboard. There are also lots of little cogs that are cute on smaller Christmas trees.

21 comments:

Debby said...

I love the cogs! I think my teenager would love them.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Totally cool! This is such an awesome boy idea! They turned out fabulous!!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Julie OMG, this is the coolest thing I think I've ever seen. Cosmo Cricket should really think about hooking up with Hallmark and creating a line of Christmas ornaments every year. Honestly.

Liz :) said...

ohhhh those are too cute! I think I am going to have to make some of those! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Kimmie said...

how cute

NanaBeth said...

Just too cute-I would have never thought of it. My grandchildren will love these!

KateB said...

very cute-wish I had more than just red and purple glitter!

Natasja said...

Ok now I wish I had a boy!!!

;)

Lulu said...

Those are just awesome!!! Wow, love it!! :)

melita said...

totally fun!

melita said...

totally fun!

ScrapAloha said...

Great idea!

Erika M. said...

Fun and adorable!

Natalia.B said...

omg! that's so cool.. never thought of that! looks awesome with full on glitters! looks like whimsical planets.. it'll be great for x'mas tree ornaments!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Too cool!!!

:-)

connie said...

What a cute idea!

Jen Martakis said...

What a sper CUTE idea!! Love these!!

Rebecca said...

Love this project! My son is 11, and this is a great ornament to give him--just boyish enough with plenty o' Christmas. Super! Thanks!

Beverley Todd said...

too cute ... gonna have to make them now!!

Barbara said...

So stinkin' cute!

Crystal said...

OMG how freeking cute is this? I cant believe the awesome things you come up with