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'We're going to show you how to turn useless rubbish...'
What are you going to do with this lot?
'..into amazing, useful stuff...'
'..all here on...'
Coming up, we meet an artist who makes fantastic
animal sculptures from wood.
We visit someone who wants to find
a great use for her old driftwood.
And we show you how to make
a smashing spider pinata,
all from stuff you throw away.
But first... This...
..is a daft disguise.
'Here's looking at you.
'Weren't expecting that, were you?'
'What, do I smell?'
'What are you looking at?'
Nice work, Michelle.
It was. I'll show you how it's done.
'Yeah, I'm going to show you how to prank your mates
'out of stuff you have lying around.'
So, here's how you make your very own daft disguise.
You need to grab yourself
an old pair of sunglasses,
perhaps some that are scratched
that you don't use any more,
or maybe you've got a pair of
3D glasses from the cinema -
this is the perfect chance to use them.
Just put those to one side for the minute
and get yourself a piece of old cardboard,
maybe from an old cereal packet or something like that.
Draw your disguise on it.
Big fat nose.
And for a disguise you want a big, bushy moustache, don't you?
So, I'm going to draw one of them, as well.
Once you've drawn your shapes on your card,
all you need to do is cut them out.
And once you've cut out all your shapes,
you'll be left with your moustache,
your nice big nose
Then, all you need to do is paint them
in whatever colour you like.
I've just added a bit more detail onto the nose with a marker pen
and what I've done with the moustache and the nose is just
stuck them together with a bit of sticky tape.
Next, grab yourself a couple of straws.
Now, the straws are going to allow the eyebrows to pop up
once you blow through them,
so it'll look really, really cool.
Stick these straws to the back of the moustache and the nose.
You just need to make sure that
the bendy parts are sticking up
like that, cos they're the bits
that you're going to blow through.
Then this bit here, you're just going to cut it off,
cos you don't need it to be that long.
And then you're going to add this part
of your disguise to your sunglasses.
So, grab yourself some sticky tape, a nice long bit,
and you're going to stick this
across the top end of the nose, like that.
Then you're going to stick it down
onto your glasses.
It doesn't matter if the tape goes across the lens like that,
cos it's see through, so it won't block your vision.
There we go, the first part
of our disguise is complete,
and now we need to move on to the eyebrows.
And what you need is some cotton wool buds, OK?
So, I've got two here.
All you're going to do is just
pull off the cotton from either end,
just pull it off like that
and you'll be left, very cleverly,
with two really thin straws, OK?
Attach these thin straws
onto the inner parts of each eyebrow.
So, with a small bit of tape,
stick the very thin straws onto your eyebrows.
Just like that. Really simple.
Grab yourself some thread
and on each of the other ends,
again with some sticky tape,
you're just going to attach the thread.
One bit there
and one bit there.
So, you will be left with something that looks like this.
What you're going to do is attach these eyebrows
onto your sunglasses.
So, thread your smaller straw into your larger straw, like that.
I'll do the same with this one.
And then you're going to stick down your thread at either
corner on your sunglasses
and this just makes sure
that the pop-up eyebrows don't pop off,
cos that wouldn't be good for your disguise.
Stick down the thread,
just like that,
and then any excess bits, like this,
just snip off.
There you have your very
I'm going to try it on,
see if this baby works.
SHE BLOWS THROUGH STRAWS
SHE BLOWS THROUGH STRAWS
With big red nose.
SHE BLOWS THROUGH STRAWS
BOTH: Daft disguise!
RAT MUNCHES CHEESE
SPRAY CAN RATTLES
SPRAY CAN HISSES
Did you know that 60,000 square kilometres
of the world's forest are cut down every year?
And I'm here to meet a girl who wants to work wonders
with some washed up wood.
She has an unusual collecting habit.
Every year she goes on a seaside holiday to her nan's caravan
and comes back with loads of bits and bobs that
she's collected on the beach,
including a whole lot of driftwood.
But what can she do with it?
So, Harriet, what's the deal? How can we help?
I've got lots of driftwood that I found near the sea
at my nan's caravan.
-And you don't know what to do with it?
-What else are you into?
-I love all animals.
So, you love all animals
and you've got a load of driftwood that's just knocking around?
Well, I think I might have the perfect person to help us out.
I'm Heather Jansch and I make horses
largely out of driftwood and oak.
And today I'm going to show you how you can make something
fairly simple from bits of driftwood.
'Here I am on the beach, just picking up
'whatever I can find, really.'
I'm looking for as wide a variety
of textures and shapes
and colours as I can find.
-Barney is my assistant.
-What are we doing?
Today, we're going to be doing something fast, something fun.
It's like a throat.
This piece could be the back.
Then how I start is to lay pieces
of wood out on the floor.
It's very much about trial and error.
Looks as though it needs a haircut.
It looks as though it's got a mohican.
If you pull it more towards the door, bit more.
Drop it down there, like that.
I think we need to look for something else in here.
This bit reminds me
of a mane blowing in the breeze.
I've got a hat.
-Nice little bonnet.
Might be part of the head.
Try that in the mane, there.
I can't find the right bit for that leg.
I think that I've got enough on the floor, now, to start tying
together, so then we can suspend it,
cos that's when I'll really be able to see where it's going.
I like to use wire which you can bend and will hold its form.
CHAIN SAW BUZZES
Very often when you cut a piece of wood, you end up with
an entirely new shape, something you've not seen before.
Mightn't be a really nice ear.
Chain saw gloves - really important
cos chain saws are so dangerous.
We now need to firm up the fixings,
so that the whole structure hangs together properly.
It's coming straight down through the body
and so now this horse has got three legs.
Well, let's see what happens.
Well, hello. And what's your name?
I think we'll have to do some adjustments in the head,
now that I've got it up.
It looks a bit strange.
We're going to have to bring this further out.
We can begin by giving him a haircut.
I think I've done as much with this horse, now, inside as I want to.
'I'd like to take it outside,
'suspend it underneath my favourite oak tree.'
Ah, so, there we are.
I think it's not bad for a day's work.
I'll probably fiddle with it a little bit
but, pretty much, he's there.
NIGEL: It's wicked how Heather creates amazing sculptures
from old wood that she finds and her work's going to be
a great inspiration for
how we can help Harriet.
I thought maybe we could make
a driftwood shark?
Yeah, that's a good idea.
Could you draw a shark for me?
Your best shark.
Nice fins. Oh, and the teeth in, as well
Is that OK?
Yeah, that's perfect.
We'll use this as the template, yeah?
Now, Heather Jansch suggested that you collect a good variety of wood
and I can see that you've already done that, so we're halfway there.
Feel free to grab any bits of wood here and see if we can make
a sort of shark shape, bearing in mind your little drawing, here.
So, as Heather said, you need to spend some time
arranging your wood into a shape.
So, when you go down to your gran's caravan next, are you going to
change the way you look at things?
I'll be looking for interesting shapes to make things with.
It's starting to build up
and get a bit more three-dimensional, which I like.
Do you like that?
Yeah. It looks a bit bare here.
Do you think you can find something that might work as a fin?
How about this?
Yeah, that'll work.
I've got some shells and rocks here.
Do you think any of them will be good as an eye?
Um...maybe this one.
Next, stick our design
onto a piece of card.
Now, spread some glue all over
the card and then you gently
and slowly move the pieces across,
-so that we just move our shark onto the card.
It's looking really good.
It is, isn't it?
OK, now that it's all stuck,
let it dry.
OK, I think this might be ready,
-so shall we do the test?
This is it, the moment of truth.
Will it all stay on?
We're good to go.
All right, the next thing we need to do
is to cut out our design.
We need to cut away
the card that's extra.
That looks like a good shark, if you ask me.
Yeah, it looks good.
We need to take an old hanger
that we're not using any more
and we're going to stick it
to the back of our shark.
Stick it somewhere like that, upside down,
so the hook hangs underneath
and then you can hang things on it.
OK, let's have a look.
There we have it,
our driftwood shark hook.
-I think we need to hang it somewhere. What do you reckon?
OK, let's go.
So, Harriet, I've attached some string to the back,
so that we can hang it up.
Now you've chosen your place, let's go for it.
There you go.
Next time you're on the beach or in the park, why don't you
think about what you can make?
To make your shark hook,
this is what you have to do.
Stage one - plan your design
by drawing it out on paper.
Stage two - arrange the wood
in the shape of your shark.
Stage three - glue the wood
to a piece of cardboard.
Stage four - add detail, like an eye.
Stage five - cut off the excess
cardboard from around your shark.
Stage six - attach a coat hanger
and some string.
Still to come, we meet an artist
who turns thrown away
chewing gum into art.
And we show you how to make a cool
picture frame from an old CD case.
But first, Totally Famous.
Introducing Chris Ofili,
totally famous for putting
poo into his paintings.
Yeah, you heard me.
One of Britain's most successful contemporary artists
first made it big by taking recycling to the extreme.
Why waste brand new paint
when there's loads of elephant poo lying around?
Chris has also mixed balls of elephant poo with more colourful
materials, like paints, sequins,
napkins or pages from old comics.
Rap and hip hop has also
influenced a lot of Chris' work,
with many pieces being created
whilst listening to it very loud.
Bet his neighbours love him.
Chris didn't just use
poo in his paintings
but as stands for them
to sit on, too.
More recently, though, he's ditched the doo-doo
and picked up his paintbrush instead.
Poo is simply passe.
Still, though, it was Chris' poopy pictures that won him
the Turner prize in 1998
and a tidy cheque for 20 grand,
and that's not to be sniffed at.
So, let's hear it for the
totally famous Chris Ofili.
Today we'll be making
a CD case photo frame,
using an old CD case
and some old paper -
the more colourful the better.
First thing you need to do is
you need to get a hole punch.
You get the paper, then you just punch holes in it.
I chose this one cos it's my favourite colour.
Punch as many holes as you can.
And keep punching.
How are you getting on, Nigel?
I love putting holes in purple paper,
cos putting holes in purple paper is pretty fun.
I think we've got enough now.
Let's tip them out.
Now we've punched our holes,
let's decorate our CD case.
We need to use glue to put around the edges.
It has to be pretty thick.
But make sure you don't do it
in the middle, cos otherwise it
will look like there's a bunch of glue all over your picture.
This is what it should
look like after you're done.
Then you get the hole-punched paper,
put it onto the glue.
Now you've got to push it down
a bit to make it stick.
It's just all sticky.
Now it's time to tip them all off.
Oh, no, it's gone everywhere!
Now you slot your picture
behind the tabs in the CD case.
And there you have it.
Your very own CD case photo frame.
We look great.
The best thing about making this is you can store
loads of pictures in it.
It's really easy to make and it's really fun
cos it's all really messy.
'What can you make from a big bag full of rubbish?
'Just have a look at this.'
Right, check this out.
What are you going to do with all this rubbish?
I'm going to show you how to create something that'll
make your party go with a smash.
You'll need some bin bags,
two leftover balloons,
and some bottle tops.
Guess what we're going to make.
I have no idea.
A spider pinata.
Now, you might have seen these at parties.
They're full of sweets
and everyone helps to smash them up.
We're going to start with two balloons.
-Big one for the body...
..and a small one for the head.
If you get an old bowl, you can rest your balloons in the bowl
like that, because what we're going to do is get some old newspaper
-and some glue, and cover the balloons.
This just helps to rest it rather than holding it.
It just gets really tricky.
-Right, you've got a little pedestal for your balloon.
You get yourself some glue, slosh it all over your balloon.
-Slop the glue on.
-Slop it on, slop it on, and get your newspaper on.
-You do that?
-Yeah, I reckon I got that.
-Are you happy with that?
-I'll hold this, it's blowing away.
-Yeah, we need more hands, more hands.
-We need spider's hands.
Make sure you cover the balloon with two or three layers of paper
and glue, and soon...
-you will have something that looks like this.
Dried. You've got your balloons inside and I love this bit.
When you're gluing with paper and balloons,
you pop the balloon inside once it's dry.
-Good bit of popping.
And then you're going to stick the head to the body with
a bit of sticky tape.
You just want to get your sticky tape all the way around.
You don't want your head rolling off,
it wouldn't be good for the party. Now we need the legs, OK?
-Indeed we do.
-So I've got an old piece of cardboard
and I'm going to draw my leg shape on it.
-Nice and long.
Cut it out with a pair of scissors
-and then you can use this as a template for seven more.
-So that's what we've got here. You're done.
Next bit, is you're going to start covering your spider
and I love this bit. It's going to end up looking like this.
Let me show you how I did it.
So, squares of bin bag. Line them up in a row,
just like that.
-Get your sticky tape and put it on the end
-and then you've got a strip. Yeah?
-And then you can just start sticking the strips on.
-Just stick it down.
-There you go.
-Oh, right, so you get the effect.
-So it creates the roughly effect.
And also, it's just a lot quicker than sticking one by one by one.
And then all you need to do is stick your legs to your body.
-So we can do that. A bit of teamwork required here.
-So, what, about there?
-Yeah, that's perfect.
Stick it down.
-Let's do another one. You're doing it.
So you're going to stick your legs all the way around.
-Once you've done that, your spider is basically there.
But I've added a few extra little bits. Follow me.
-To add in a bit more detail.
I've just got some old tissue, some old napkins, again, the same
technique - into squares. Added it to the legs
and along the top bit here,
just to make it look a bit more creative. And then for the eye,
-I've just got an old bottle-top, a bit of marker pen.
Add some colour and then just stick it on, like that.
But the best bit, if we turn it around...
I've made a hole in the back, just cut a really simple hole,
and then add in all of your sweets.
-Your sweet treats as a prize.
-That's it. Close up the hole.
And if spiders aren't your thing, you could make a green bug.
Or a butterfly.
And the best part of it all is that they're a lot of fun.
-Here's your stick.
-What, are we going to...?
It's time to party. Let's getting smashing. Three...
-OK, here we go.
THEY LAUGH AND CHEER
Ooh! I'm feeling full, I've ballooned right up, here.
Don't worry, Vin, your average balloon is 100% biodegradable
and is made from the sap of the rubber tree.
So when they get binned, they naturally rot away.
Great, I'll be able to eat another load soon, then.
Here, what did the balloon say when it needed the toilet?
I don't know, what did the balloon say when it needed the toilet?
Hurry up, I'm bursting!
BURSTING BALLOONS POP
It was so big, though, I mean, the scale of it was just...
Michelle, what are you doing?
Look at this. You see, big doesn't always mean beautiful, Nigel.
Small things can be, too.
And I know a guy who makes mini things look amazing.
Come on, let's see what we can find.
-Here he is. Hey, Ben.
-So what's going on here, then?
Well, I'm just in the middle of doing a chewing gum picture.
An old bit of chewing gum
and you've created an amazing picture from it.
-That's pretty cool.
-Where did you get the idea from?
For years, I've been an environmental artist working in
various woodland areas, building sculptures
and I was always picking up people's rubbish.
And then I saw this chewing gum, that's just another thing.
Oh, isn't it terrible?
Then I thought, "No, actually, I can use it, transform it
"into something more positive."
Also, it allowed me to work in a more random way,
because it's not against the law if you paint on the chewing gum.
Hidden art in the streets of London,
a little miniature picture, which people can come across in there own
time and then try to work out what it is, so it's a bit like treasure.
Yeah, it's like discovering it, isn't it? Discovering treasure.
A gem or a jewel.
So you've come across a piece of chewing gum. How do you go about
-creating something like that?
-First, I use my blowtorch.
-This is my blowtorch.
And what does that do? Why do you use that?
That heats up the gum. So that hardens it off.
Acrylic enamel, these are the paints.
And if we hang around, can we be the first to see your latest piece?
There's various gums around, I'm sure we can find one
-and I can create a picture.
We might just take a back seat and watch you get on with it.
Okey-doke, yeah, that sounds great.
OK, this isn't something that we advise you to do,
but if you fancy having a go at making tiny art,
why not draw around a twopence piece on card or paper
and try painting your own miniature picture?
Without getting in trouble.
Oh, and leave the blowtorch alone.
-I wonder what it could be.
-I know, yeah. The other ones are so bright,
so it's definitely going to involve a lot of colour, isn't it?
Wait and see.
-Are you a gum-chewer?
-Big time. What about you?
More of a bubble gum man, myself. Big old bubbles, burst on your face.
We love gum, but it's good to put it in the bin not on the pavement.
Right, I've finished the chewing gum picture,
-so do you want to check it out?
-See what you think.
Oh, man, that is so cool!
That is amazing. Is that us there on the bench?
Yeah, you're sitting on the bench.
-That's us. You can also see my pink boots.
-Nice, bright colours.
Who would of thought that's a piece of rubbish?
A bit of chewing gum and it's been turned into something so beautiful,
-with us in it.
-Thank you so much.
-It's a real pleasure. Take care.
-It's a pleasure.
-We'll see you next time on Totally Rubbish.
Why don't you have a go at making a daft disguise?
A driftwood shark hook?
A CD case photo frame?
Or a spider pinata?
And keep collecting your plastic bags...
..and egg boxes, and we'll see you soon on Totally Rubbish.
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