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It's a new day. I better get my ninja on.
And my clothes!
As an art ninja, I'm always being asked to make something snappy.
So, I made this.
The Art Ninja Piranha Bag!
I need to start by turning this inside out.
Now, I'm going to pin a shape into it
that's going to make the fish's body.
All the way along up here.
Have a little flat top.
Then we have the same angle going back down the other side.
Now I'm going to cut off the top part of the T-shirt,
2cm above my line of pins. There we go.
Right, now I need to cut out some fins,
and, for that, I'm using a dishcloth.
First, two side fins.
Then a tail fin.
And, finally, a back fin.
And my T-shirt's inside out, so I'm going to pin these fins on the
inside, so when I turn it round the right way, they're on the outside.
Just start by unpinning here and then sneaking this one inside.
Pop that one in like that.
There we are.
Once it's nice and flat, I'm just going to pin it back into place.
There we go.
Now I need to do the same thing with these side fins.
Pin it back in place.
And on the other side.
Great. Now I can start sewing it.
So, I've got myself a little bit of thread and a needle here, and I've
tied a knot in the end so that when I pull it through it holds in place.
VOICEOVER: I'm going to sew all the way along my line of pins using
a running stitch.
So, I need to be careful, cos I'm using a needle.
Now I can turn it round the right way.
There we are.
And, as you can see, our stitching is all hidden and really tidy.
Now I'm going to stick on the back fin with
a little bit of fabric glue.
VOICEOVER: This is also called a dorsal fin - true fact.
And I've layered up some different coloured pieces of felt
to make some eyes.
And I'm going to glue them on with fabric glue.
There we are.
I've also cut out some triangles and I'm going to put them
on the inside of the T-shirt to become the piranha's teeth.
Five at the top and four at the bottom.
Now, it is a bag, means it needs straps.
So, I need to cut a couple of holes for them.
I'm just going to pinch the two layers of T-shirt together
and just cut through them both.
There we go. And the same on this side, too.
There we are. Now, also, this bag's going to have a drawstring.
So, I'm going
to make that by using the hem at the bottom of the T-shirt.
I'm going to cut a hole into the side of the hem here,
just so we can get the drawstring in.
Do the other side.
There we go.
Now I've got some ribbon to become the straps.
I need to thread this through the hem of the T-shirt to make
Now, that's quite tricky,
so I'm going to tape it to a pencil to make it a little bit easier.
There we go.
There we are.
One side done. Now I need to do the other side.
A tip here to make this easier is to hold on to the back of
the pencil and gather the material over the end with the point.
There you go, two drawstrings. Now I need to tie them to make the straps.
So, I'm going to tape one end again to the pencil and poke it through.
Pull it off.
And then I'm just going to tie that to the other end.
Just do the same on the other side.
And tie that last one together. There we go.
I'm going to try it on.
Check it out.
You don't have to make your bag in the shape of a fish.
There's plenty of other catchy designs. Like this!
Or how about this turtle-y awesome...
# Art Ninja. #
That was colourful.
A bit like this art I did with the ninja apprentices.
Hey, Ricky, you little art ninja man, you old cocker.
Hey, Hacker, you little Border Terrier dog, you.
I wondered if you could make anything out of this old bone.
Eww. That idea's a bit dead.
It's "humerus" though, don't you think?
I better be off.
Hey, what's she got?
Ricky, can you make art with flour?
That's a great ingredient for art.
I choose you.
-So, what's your name?
-And where are you from?
Well, I'll just go and grab some bits, and I'll get on with the art.
I've got a bowl, spoon, the flour, and a sandwich bag.
I've also got some watercolour paints and some watercolour paper.
So, what I'm doing here is I'm just drawing a nice big pencil line
of a chameleon holding on to a stick.
So, do you like to do art?
-What kind of thing do you like to do?
-Portraits? Of who?
-So, do you want to see my picture of the chameleon so far?
So far, it's looking like this.
So, now, I am going to get the flour,
and I'm going to mix it with some PVA glue.
Squeeze it in.
Now we're going to add in the flour. Just a little bit at a time.
I'm going to stir it in.
And I want it to be not too thick but not too thin.
So, we need it to be running just off the spoon, like slightly runny.
Now, this is where it gets quite messy.
I need to put the flour mix into a sandwich bag.
Now I'm going to seal the bag.
Taking a snip off the end, the tiniest little bit of the end.
Like that. And then I'm going to pipe it onto my line drawing.
I'm taking my time now. Cos I don't want to push too hard,
cos the bag might split.
Right, nearly at the end of this now.
Just piping the last line along.
Right, now I'm going to dry my chameleon, ninja style.
Check it out. Get this lovely raised line.
I'm going to add a rainbow of colours,
because chameleons can change colour.
So, I'm going to start by wetting the paper just inside my chameleon.
And these lovely raised lines hold all the water in,
ready for the paint.
I'm going to use watercolour paints, starting with this lime green.
And I'm going to start on the curly-wurly tail.
Have you ever used watercolours before?
I use them for art in school.
Cool! All right, now I'm going to move on to a darker green.
So, what colour should I do next?
-Yeah, I'm moving on to some blue.
And I'm painting within the lines, but not over the raised lines.
Just keeping them nice and clean.
So, I'm adding a little bit of pink now, after the purple.
And I'm keeping my big brush ready to add extra water
so the paper doesn't dry out.
A little tip here is, when you switch to lighter colours,
change to using some clean water.
What would you do if you could change colour like a chameleon?
I would win hide-and-seek.
Ah, you totally would win hide-and-seek!
Right, I'm just going to finish off, just by painting the eye.
And that is just a dark black.
-Are you ready to see it?
-Check it out.
Nature's most surprising animal.
It looks like an actual chameleon.
I'm so happy with it, I think it deserves a frame.
-What mark would you give it?
-Wow, look at that ten!
-Thank you for your suggestion. Bye-bye!
Now go to the website, and get your ninja on.