Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tutorial: How to Make a Rat
The traditional method of making a hair rat involved saving hair from your hair brush and rolling it up into a sausage shape. Yes, it's free, it's easy, it's historically accurate and it won't show if your hair slips but in my opinion, it's a little gross! I'm freaked out by hair that collects in the drain of the shower so I personally don't think I could make my rat using my own hair...so for this method of making your own hair rat, you will need
a pair of scissors
fiberfill (used for pillow stuffing)
a fishnet stocking (I use one that is close to my hair color)The fishnet allows for easy and secure pinning
1.) Cut the stocking so it is about 6 or 7 inches long
2.)Roll a hand full of fiberfill into a long sausage shape.
3.)Insert fiberfill into stocking
4.) Stretch the stocking out, rolling it between your hands so that it forms to the desired shape. Spreading the fiberfill throughout the stocking
5.)Add a bit more fiberfill if needed
6.)tie off or sew end of stocking closed. Looks like a strange potato!