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'I'm Ricky. I live in Bristol.

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'By day, I work as an animator, which is lucky,

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'cos I love art.

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'I live for art. I even dream of art!

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'I draw, I paint...

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'I make things.

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'I hang out with my mates Gavin, Michelle, Rich and Sarah.

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'Most importantly, I make ninja moves.

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'Some people call me the...

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'Today I'll show you how to use spin painting

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'to make a butterfly picture,

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'weave an art ninja rug...

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'and it's time for some...

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'web design in the woods,

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'because today it's...'

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It's a new day. Time to get my ninja on.

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And my clothes.

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Hang on. I just need to grab something.

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Great! I knew I still had it.

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It's my old neckerchief when I used to belong to the Danger Rangers.

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I had every single badge...

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apart from one, the Arachnid Handler badge.

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Whatever that is.

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Maybe I should try and get my final badge.

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I could take a picture of me doing the activity

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and send it over to my old Danger Rangers unit.

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Hey, Gav. Fancy doing something rad and intense?

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Cool. I'll see you soon.

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The Danger Rangers was all about the great outdoors,

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so I'm going to make a butterfly picture inspired by Damien Hirst.

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I'm going to use a salad spinner to make a spin painting.

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Pop some paper in there and paint, give it a whirl

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and watch it run everywhere.

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A popular Damien Hirst technique.

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-All right, Ricky?

-Is that you, Damien? You scared me!

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-Why are you wearing a mask?

-It's one of me works, innit?

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It's a skull of crystals called For The Love Of God.

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And why are you on a jar of pickles?

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Cos I once pickled a dead cow in something called formaldehyde.

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I prefer your spin paintings.

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'And here's a great example.'

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I'm inspired to do some spin painting now.

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So, I don't want to splat you. I'm just going to turn you around.

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Oi! Talk about liberties!

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I'll leave him lurkin' with the gherkins

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while I carry on with my butterfly picture.

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Got a bit of paper and a plate here.

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I'm going to draw round that with a pencil.

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I'm going to cut that out.

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Now with a little bit of sticky tack I'm going to

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stick my paper to the bottom of the salad spinner.

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'I'm using an old one I don't mind getting paint on.'

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Now I'm going to put in some dollops of paint.

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It doesn't matter if they overlap a bit.

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It just means they might mix together as it's spinning.

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Time to give it a spin!

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It looks amazing!

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All the colours have run nicely

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and mixed together towards the edge of the disc.

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I could wait for this to dry, but not me!

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Ninja skills!

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Now with a pencil I'm just going to draw on my butterfly shape.

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Going to cut that out.

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Now, I'm going to need a lot of butterflies

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and I'm going to cut them all out

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and arrange them into a beautiful picture.

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I'm going to draw round this butterfly now as my template

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so they're all exactly the same.

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Right, here's my first set, my five butterflies.

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But I'm going to need a lot more of these

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if I want to make my picture, so I'm going to use some ninja skills.

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That should do it.

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Got a nice, big bit of paper here, and I'm going to arrange

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my butterflies on it and glue them down with a little bit of PVA glue.

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And folding them up like this just makes the butterflies

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pop out from the page.

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I'm going to do a line, I think, for it, like this,

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maybe turn it into, like, a big starburst of butterflies.

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And don't worry if yours start to fall over,

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cos you can always perk the wings back up once the glue's dried.

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Just adding a few more in between the lines

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to create this nice circular pattern.

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It's very similar to what Damien Hirst actually did himself.

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Look at that!

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They could almost be alive, every single one a beautiful,

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unique, colourful butterfly. I think it's so good it deserves a frame.

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I think this looks truly amazing.

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But you can try a different arrangement!

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You don't have to do butterflies. You could do jets instead

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to take the art to a whole different "plane".

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KNOCK AT DOOR

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That must be Gavin.

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-Oh, hi, Gav, how's it going?

-Good, mate.

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Seeing as you wanted something rad and intense,

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I brought my pet arachnid. He's called Spider.

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Firstly, can I say sp...sp...sp...

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-Spider.

-Mm-hm. Original name! Secondly, can I say

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AAAARRRGGGHHHH!

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-Careful, mate, you'll scare him!

-I'LL scare HIM?

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This is why I never got my Arachnid Handler

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badge at the Danger Rangers.

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Just keep that sp...sp...

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-Spider.

-Mm-hm. ..away from me.

-OK.

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Oh, he's coming in. Yay...

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Gav, I'm just going to go over here for a bit.

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I've got a quick art tip here of how to draw a scared character.

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I'm going to start by drawing the head.

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Then I'm going to add some eyes and a wide mouth...

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..to show the shock.

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I'm going to put eyebrows in angled towards the centre

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of the head, and I'm going to draw the hair all standing up on end.

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A couple of ears...

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And now I'm going to draw the body.

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And I'm going to do the hands next to his face,

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sort of like... GASPS

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..in a kind of scream expression.

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Draw his shorts now.

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And I'm going to do his knees a little bit bent, facing inwards

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like they're knocking together in fear.

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A couple of wavy lines as if he's shivering.

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And of course, what's he scared of?

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Well, I'm going to draw something in for him to look at now.

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There we go.

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A quick art tip.

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'Don't be scared! Have a go yourself.'

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Gavin, if you could just keep that sp...sp...

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-Spider!

-Mm-hm. ..away from me, safely over there in its box,

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weaving its little web...

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Oh, that gives me an idea for some art!

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I'm going to make...

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the Art Ninja rug!

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OK, I've got a nice, big bit of card here.

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'I've drawn a ninja on it, but you can draw whatever you like.'

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Now, with a pencil and a ruler...

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I'm going to leave little marks on the top and bottom,

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about a centimetre apart.

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And now the top side.

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Now I'm going to cut some slits up these lines,

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about one centimetre deep.

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I know it's not looking like a rug yet, but what I'm doing is

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making a weaving board that I can make my rug on.

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I've got some black wool here

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and I'm going to use that to create the lines that

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I can weave in-between.

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So I'm just sliding the wool in-between the two

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slots at the top here, and the first one I'm going to tie off.

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I'm just going to start... wrapping it round.

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I'm pulling the wool taut in-between the slots

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so it keeps the weave together nice and tight.

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I'm going to tie that off at the back.

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Just trim off those little bits.

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Now I've got a perfect weave board, I can start weaving.

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So, I've got strips of white material here.

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I'm going to start with the detail of the eyes.

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I'm going to start by just tying it in.

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Now, you can get the material from anywhere you like.

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You can even use old T-shirts and clothes.

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I'm going to try and keep the material nice and flat

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and weave over the first piece of wool and then under the second.

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And I'm going to go back on myself here, so wrap it round,

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and then I'm going to go back the opposite way,

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so where my material's gone over I'm going to go under

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and where I've gone under I'm going to go over.

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Creates this nice kind of brickwork pattern.

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That's great. I'm just going to tie that off.

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Now I'm going to move on to the other eye.

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Now I'm going to start with the black of the ninja and get weaving!

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Since this is the background, I need to weave underneath the eyes.

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Now I'm going to do the red background.

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Now, I've cut these slightly longer than the board.

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It just means I can tie them off later.

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And the end bits become cool kind of ruggy tassels.

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And I'm pushing it all to the top to keep it tucked in nice and tight.

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I'm just weaving red under the black of the ninja,

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and it's really starting to take shape and stand out now.

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I'm going to start tying off the red ends,

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literally tying the one with the one next to it.

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I'm going to double-knot them so they're nice and secure.

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Do that all the way down both sides. Now I need to cut it off the card.

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I've got to cut through all these strands of wool.

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I'm going to turn it over - carefully!

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And then I'm going to tie these off in pairs,

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pull them off over the front, pull them in tight and double-knot them.

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Now it's completely off the card.

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Just need to clean up these edges.

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Be careful not to cut past the knot, because then it'll all unravel.

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Now, I've cut out some little extra shapes of material here to add some

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final detail, and I'm going to stick them on with a bit of fabric glue.

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Ninja headband.

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Pupils.

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I'm going to finish with a little cheeky ninja grin.

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I'm going to weave this underneath the wool so it looks like teeth.

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There you go. I think that looks absolutely incredible.

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You don't have to make a rectangular one.

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You could make any shape you like! How about a nice circular one?

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I wove this one on the inside of a Hula Hoop.

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# Art Ninja! #

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Gav! I really wanted to get the badge I didn't get

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while I was at Danger Rangers, but your little friend Sp...Sp...

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-Spider!

-..gives me the creeps.

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I don't think I could do a camping trip outside.

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There's only one thing for it.

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We'll camp inside!

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I'll see if I can find a tent.

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While I find some canvas to sleep under indoors,

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here's a canvas that never stops moving.

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That's because it's animated.

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-Ohhh!

-Nice move!

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CARS RACE

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-Do you want a tea break?

-Yeah, I'll have a tea break.

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-A bit of cake?

-Oh, yeah, go on, then.

-OK.

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There we go.

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-Can I have a slice of the weird blue one, please?

-Yeah, sure!

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-GULP! GULP!

-Yummy!

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'What was that?! Let's have another look.

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'This red character is eating the green apple!'

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Whoa! I think that cake's got a secret ingredient.

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And it's animation!

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So, you can make this awesome slice of action with some

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modelling clay or modelling dough, a butter knife or some wire

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and a tablet or smartphone with animation app installed.

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'And you can put it together in just three ninja moves.

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'Ninja move number one.'

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Planning. I've kept my character quite simple.

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They're just geometric shapes.

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I need to think about how they're going to

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change as they move along.

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So, I want it to start with its mouth open then have mouth closed

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and then go back to open again.

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So I'm going to try and draw, like, an isometric picture of it

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so that I can plan out how it's going to move.

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So, that's going to be the tube of my modelling clay moving

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diagonally through the loaf.

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I'm going to start with his mouth open.

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So, his mouth open is like that. And he ends with his mouth open.

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And maybe a little mouth open in the middle.

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And then on the way he has a little snack, doesn't he?

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So I'm going to put that bit here.

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And...

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..that one's just going to run down like that.

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'Ninja move number two.'

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Now it's time to start making my loaf.

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I'm using modelling dough, because it's much easier to morph around.

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Now for my character.

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So, you see I've made this long cylinder going through with

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little cuts taken out of it.

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Well, I need to make a long sausage that travels through

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the whole of the loaf. And I've mounted it across the base.

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Now I'm going to add his little bit of food.

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Use some green there for that. Again, it's another long sausage.

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And now I know where the apple is going to meet his body,

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I can start cutting in the mouth.

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I've cut it so it opens and closes and opens and closes.

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I've then lined up the apple so it goes into the mouth.

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And now all around the rest of it I need to fill it in with

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another colour clay.

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'So I'm going to use blue.

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'Ninja move number three.'

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I've got my loaf ready to go, I've got my tablet device

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with my animation app open, and I can start firing some shots.

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I need to take a little slice each time, and I'm going to

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use this bit of wire here because it's a bit cleaner,

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and I'm going to take a photograph of the cross-section.

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I'm going to move along about five mil each time,

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half a centimetre.

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OK, I've taken all of my frames, I've compiled them

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into my animation app, I've added a few sound effects.

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I think it's time to take a look at our mini masterpiece.

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-GULP! GULP!

-Yummy!

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GULP! GULP! BURP!

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-Gav, see if you can get what shadows I'm making with my torch.

-OK, mate.

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Ah, that's easy, that's a bird.

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Yeah! How about this? OK, right...

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Whoa, that's magic!

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Not really. It's a cheeky template I cut out.

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Oh, you little...!

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PHONE RINGS

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'Hi, Ricky! It's your mum! Stop wrestling indoors!

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'Here's what you should be doing.

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'There's some blooming great art using tissue paper.

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'Watch out for a commercial message in a bottle.

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'And when you go down to the woods today,

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'you'll be sure of an art surprise.

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'Anyway, bye, Ricky. Take care! Don't let the bedbugs bite.'

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We won't, Ricky's mum! Don't worry!

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There's more than one creepy crawler in here, eh, Gav?

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-Hi, Ricky!

-Hey, it's Naomi from Naomi's Nightmares Of Nature.

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Can you make something with a massive piece of seaweed kelp stuff?

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I could. But it'd be a nightmare.

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Oh.

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Ricky, can you make art with tissue paper?

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Tissue paper? Cool, dude. I pick you.

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Yay!

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-So, what's your name?

-Vir.

-Nice to meet you, Vir.

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-And where are you from?

-I'm from London.

-Cool!

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I'm going to make some art with tissue paper that'll blow you away.

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Let me just go and grab my things.

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So, I've got my tissue paper, some water and I also have a nice,

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thick pen, a pencil and a brush.

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Because the tissue paper's so colourful, I think I'm going

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to do a picture of some nice flowers.

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I'm doing a rough pencil line of where I'm going to do

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each of the flowers.

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All right, so, I've just drawn the rough outline, so with

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the tissue paper I'm going to tear off some kind of petally shapes.

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Only roughly - they don't need to be perfect.

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Just a little red one there. So, Vir, do you do much art at home?

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-Yeah.

-What kind of art do you like doing?

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I like drawing, sketching outside.

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So, what's the best thing you've ever drawn or made?

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-I've got it just here. Should I get it?

-Yeah, go on, then!

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-Oh, wow! That is amazing! Good work, dude.

-Thank you.

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Right, I'm still just tearing all the shapes of leaves and petals out.

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OK. I've torn out all my shapes.

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I think I'm ready to start making my picture.

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So, what I'm going to be doing is dipping the brush into some water,

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and I'm going to put the water on top of the tissue paper on the page.

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And this is pretty cool,

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that as you do it the ink in the tissue paper runs onto the page.

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So if you want to have a go at this, you just need to

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ask for non-colourfast tissue paper at the craft shop.

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Do some nice, long leaves, I think. You can use it a couple of times

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when you get a shape that you're happy with to create petals.

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-It has a really cool effect.

-Yeah.

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You don't have to worry about staying within the lines.

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It's more fun if you let it go a little bit all over the place.

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Get some really nice mixing here,

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where I've placed one piece of tissue paper

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and putting another piece over the top of a different

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colour and the two are just merging, creating these nice new colours.

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I'm just colouring in the pot now that's holding the flowers.

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And I'll do a little bit of red for the table on the bottom.

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There we are, done all the colour.

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But I can either wait for it to dry or I can use some ninja skills.

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-What do you think I should do?

-Ninja skills!

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There we are, nice and dry. Ready for drawing on now.

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I'm just going to go in with a black marker now

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and give the flowers some definition.

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I'll start right in the middle.

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I'm just using my original pencil lines as kind of a guide.

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This kind of effect makes it look like the flowers are, like,

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exploding with life, and this colour bleeding everywhere.

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-OK, Vir, are you ready to see it?

-Yeah.

-Yeah? Here we go.

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-What do you think?

-Whoa!

-What would you score it?

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-I'd score it a ten!

-Ah, yes! I'm glad you like it, dude.

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I think it's so good it deserves a frame.

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Look at that! Amazing. Excellent suggestion, Vir.

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-Thanks very much, dude!

-OK!

-Bye-bye!

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Hey, you there!

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It's me, with some more money-can't- buy-but-you-can-make products!

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-Mate, check this out.

-Check out my face.

-It is pretty sweet!

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My face is nice,

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but not as nice as this guy squashed in a soap dispenser.

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Here's how you make it!

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Squash your face up against some glass, like a window,

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and have a friend take a photo.

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Allow me!

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You look great.

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Print it out and make it roughly the same size as your bottle.

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Identical!

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Now cut that out.

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Cut carefully around your hands and face, removing the background.

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Snippy-snippy!

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Stick that to the back of your bottle using clear sticky tape.

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Tacky!

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Like me!

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GAVIN GASPS

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And there we have it.

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Surprise your friends when they come to wash their hands!

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The squashed-in-a-bottle soap dispenser!

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Not available in the shops.

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-Now wash your hands!

-That's great!

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I could "clean up" with one of those.

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Now, where's Gav got to with Sp...Sp...

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Spider? Spider!

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-Gavin, what are you doing? Where is he?

-Spider? He's not here.

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He's running loose in my flat.

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-LAUGHS

-Yes.

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He's on my shoulder, isn't he?

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Well, he WAS...

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-Well, where is he now?

-Somewhere else?

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Well, if he's loose in my flat, then I'm out of here.

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Spider?

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Spider?

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Ninja skills! I think I'm safe now. But where am I?

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And where is everybody? I'm all alone.

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And I know I'm a ninja and I shouldn't admit this, but...

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I'm a bit scared right now.

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I wish my mates were here.

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-Hi, Ricky.

-HE GASPS

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Hi, Ricks.

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-What are you guys doing here?

-Gav sent us to come and find you.

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-He said you'd run away.

-We didn't realise you'd run this far, though.

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-Why didn't you shout to stop me?

-We didn't want to scare you!

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Well, it's a bit late for that, isn't it?

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Well, hey, there's no reason for us to "stick" around any longer.

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Er, well, there is, cos if you're going to come out with

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jokes like that, you're going to be a danger to yourself and others.

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Ha-ha, very funny. You know, while we are here,

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though, we could do some art inspired by our surroundings.

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You could look out for spiders.

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But first, we'd better get our ninja on.

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Art Ninja!

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-Art Ninja!

-Art Ninja!

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We are going to be doing art inspired by all this.

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All THIS?

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-No, all this!

-But we haven't got any paint or pens or paper or a canvas.

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No.

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We are going to be "branching" out.

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The forest floor is going to be our canvas. "Stick" with me.

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OK, we will!

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No, pick up a stick and come with me.

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OK, guys, as well as sticks we're also going to need some moss,

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some nice, thin twigs like this and a bit of thick foliage.

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These look good.

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Why do I get all the rotten jobs? What should we do with these, Ricky?

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We're going to be creating a mysterious woodland sculpture.

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So I need you to hold that up to this post so I can drill it in.

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OK.

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'I'm a grown-up - no, really - so I'm using power tools.

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'But you shouldn't without supervision, OK?'

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-All right, Sarah, can you hold that that side, please?

-Yep.

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There we go, keep them held there.

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While you two keep working on this sculpture, I've got

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something else I need to do.

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'I'm using chicken wire I've borrowed from a friendly farmer.'

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I'm going to start putting some of this nice moss in here.

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This chicken wire is really good for securing the moss

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so it won't fall out of place.

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That's looking pretty good.

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But you know what? It's missing something.

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This'll do nicely.

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-How are you getting on, my ninja apprentices?

-All done!

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-Have you "twigged" what the art is yet?

-Search me.

-Actually, could I?

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Maybe there's something useful in here.

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-It's a load of wool.

-Well, I've tied one end to my house

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so if we get lost in the woods, we can follow our trail back.

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But you haven't tied one end to your house.

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-Oops!

-Don't worry, we can still use this to do some art.

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-Michelle, take one piece and tie it to that tree over there.

-Cool!

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Well done, Sarah. Well done, Michelle.

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We've made some brilliant art! And it's all completely natural.

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Something smells a bit UN-natural round here, Ricky.

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MICHELLE COUGHS Oh, well, it was sweaty work.

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Do you know what? Why don't you both just stay here

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by the wool? I'll be right back.

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What do you think of my "tree-mendous" art?

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Er, I can't really see it, myself.

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Anyway, we'd better go. Hey, good thing you left that trail of wool

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-so we can find our way out of here, eh, Sarah?

-Very funny, Ricky.

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# Art Ninja! #

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We found our way home.

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Gavin safely found the spider, and I contacted

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the Danger Rangers and finally got my Arachnid Handler badge!

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Check it out! So...

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..all's well that ends well.

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Today has taught me a valuable Art Ninja lesson.

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When faced with a creature whose legs number eight,

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grab your mates, wool and twigs to make art that's great.

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No more scary spiders, just sweet dreams.

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Night!

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AAAARRRGGGHHHH!

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Ricky crafts mini masterpieces, is set challenges by viewers, creates dynamic DIY animations and then gets out and about on his trusty skateboard to make epic art with a ninja twist!

Gavin brings round his new pet, Spider, and Ricky is terrified. After making butterfly art inspired by Damien Hirst and weaving a ninja rug, Ricky has to run for his life when Spider escapes. Once in the woods, to try and overcome his fear, Ricky makes a sculpture with items he finds on the forest floor.


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