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Papier Maché chasing fish cupboard handles
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Inspire your kids and give them something to think about when they're going to sleep

Make your own reinforced paper maché fish handles

As Forest Gump said, “it’s funny what a young man recollects.” Like him, I don’t remember being born, nor what I got for my first birthday, but I do remember the pattern on the curtains in my first bedroom. We moved from that house when I was five years old, so that must rank as one of my earliest memories. I had chicken pox and spent what seemed like months lying in bed with the curtains half drawn. African animals running across an ochre linen landscape, chasing each other as the fabric fluttered in the gentle breeze, back lit by the afternoon sun of a long hot summer.

Make your own reinforced paper maché fish handles

When I had kids of my own I wondered if I could make something as intriguing for them to look at as they lay in their beds; something different, something that they could lie and study in fascination and something that would hopefully give them a strong, positive memory that they would carry with them in to their own parenthood.
. . . It’s the strange little unique details on handmade things that makes them in to something that we become attached to, and helps turn our houses into homes. Bright colours, stencil painting or funky homemade handles can turn even the most boring piece of furniture in to a flight of fancy, and bring a bedroom alive.

Make your own reinforced paper maché fish handles

Why not try these simple fish handles. The big fish chasing the little one, we know the little one will never get eaten because the handles are fixed to the cupboard doors, in any case he looks too quick and cheeky to get caught. Yet the bold shapes and colours and the tension of the chase make these handles an exciting, mesmerising and memorable accessory for any kid’s room. And they’re dead easy to make with our simple illustrated instructions.

(NOTE: The handles overlap slightly with respect to the door edge, but if you arrange them so that the little one doesn't overlap the opposite door, then all you have to remember is to close that one first.)
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