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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 incredible art
'from thrown-away books.'
'We visit someone who wants to do something different
'with her phone directories...
'and we show you how to make a monster doorstop,
'all from stuff you throw away.'
BOTH: Fake poo!
'There's me, planting our poo.
'Even the dog thinks it's real.'
Did that just do that?!
Watch your step here, there's just a bit of...
In fact, it's all right. I'll move it for you.
-It's fake poo!
-That's so silly!
'Here we go again...'
'Leave this to me, Nige.'
-You all right?
-It smells a bit funny around here, doesn't it?
Have you...? Have you seen that?!
Look, it's a massive poo!
-Should I get rid of it?
It's not real, it's a fake!
-That was so funny!
-That was really good.
I didn't think we'd get those reactions.
I know! We did well there. High five, mate.
Right, I'm going to show you how to make it.
'Yep, I'm going to show you how to prank your mates
'out of stuff you have lying around.'
Right, fake poo. Really, really simple.
First of all, you need to grab some old tin foil, make sure it's clean,
and you're just going to roll it into a tube shape,
almost like you're rolling a sausage,
and then you're going to start to twist it.
Twist it into a delicately shaped poo...
Next, you need to build up the texture,
so I've got some tissue here. I've just ripped it into pieces...
And if you haven't got any tissue paper,
you could always use old party hats.
And you're just going to start pasting it down onto the tin foil
with some PVA glue...
'Keep sticking on the tissue until the whole shape is covered.'
Once you've covered the whole of the shape,
you're then going to leave it to dry overnight,
and it'll look something like this.
See, rock hard.
Next thing you need to do is build up the colour for your poo,
so I've got brown and yellow paint.
I'm going to mix them together
to create a really nice gooey, gory colour.
And then once you've got the colour you desire,
you're then going to paint it onto your dried sausage, OK?
You don't want any white bits. It's got to be completely covered.
If you just get little spots of the yellow, just dab them around,
and it really just helps to make it look a bit more realistic.
All you need to do now is leave it to dry overnight
and then, of course, you'll be left with your dried brown poo.
And the last final thing
that really helps to give it that edge over any other poo,
is to put some PVA glue on it.
Now, that actually dries clear,
so it just gives it that kind of shiny coating,
and then you have your own fake poo to prank your mates.
Incredibly, in Britain, the average family
throws away six trees' worth of paper every year.
Now, I'm here to see someone
who needs a little help with their piles of paper.
'Meet Ella. She loves football and supports Watford,
'whose team colour is yellow.
'She collects old phone books
'and uses the yellow sections as confetti at matches...'
'But she's drowning in directories
'and wants a plan for the rest of her paper.'
I have these out-of-date phone books,
but I don't know what to do with them.
I know someone who could inspire us. Have a look at this.
I'm Su Blackwell.
I'm an artist working predominantly with old books,
and I make what I call book sculptures.
I'm inspired by fairy tales and folk tales.
It's really important to plan out your design before you start.
I'm going to set out a woodland scene and a log cabin.
So I look online at images of log cabins
and then I start doing a sketch.
So now I've finished my sketch,
I'm going to take pages from an old book.
First of all, I'll work out the size of the cabin,
and this is in proportion to the book page.
And how I start is to make the individual logs
that make up the cabin.
I'm using a brass rod here,
but you can use a pencil or a pen to roll these cylinders.
There'll be about 30 in total.
Use the glue sparingly so you don't ruin the paper.
For the chimney pots, I'll be using the same technique,
but using a smaller piece of dowel to make thinner rolls.
Now I've made the stockpile of logs,
I'm going to be doing a detailed sketch
so I can work out how long I need to cut down the logs.
I'm going to start gluing them together to make the four sides.
And then, as you work towards the roof,
you cut down the logs according to your sketch.
So now I've got the overall structure of the log cabin,
I'm going to include the details of the windows and the doors.
So now I've finished the roof,
the next thing I need to do is make the chimney.
The last thing is to stick the roof and the chimney onto the log cabin.
'I love how Su transformed those old books
'into something so magical and with so much detail.
'And Su's work is the perfect inspiration
'for how we can help Ella.'
We're going to make a 3-D picture
on one of your old telephone directories.
I have read a book about adventures in a jungle,
so maybe we could do something linked to that?
OK, jungle sounds cool.
Su Blackwell's first tip was to make sure you plan your design well,
and that's what we're going to do right now.
Just want to get a basic shape, really...
-Maybe some trees?
-Trees are a good idea.
That is the scene we're going to make.
That is so cool.
What we need to do is make all the different components,
so that we can put them there,
and I think the most important one is the elephant,
so let's do that one first.
Now, for this, I'm using an old piece of card.
Now, on one side of it,
you want to stick one of the pages from your old directory,
and then, on the other side, draw your elephant.
That is going to be our tab to stick our elephant onto our scene.
There you go.
Just cut round there.
It's harder than it looks.
I think that looks really good.
-Remember I left these extra little bits at the bottom of the feet?
Fold those first along that line, and then use those tabs
to stick our elephant on to our scene.
Down it goes.
-Let's do some trees.
Take a pencil and wrap the pencil in your old sheet from the directory.
-You all right there?
-You haven't lost your pencil?
-No, I've got it.
HE LAUGHS OK, so...
-roll the sheet of directory around the pencil just like this.
Su Blackwell said that is a top tip for getting a good cylinder shape.
Yeah, just stick it down there.
Boom. Two tree trunks.
Now, we need to make the leaves that come out of the top.
Grab another two bits from our directory,
fold your paper in half like that,
cut our leaves into this.
-Now, there are two ways to do this. You do one and I'll do the other.
I'm going to cut the open side. I want you to cut the closed side.
'Cut down, but not all the way to the end,
'leaving about a centimetre between the leaves.'
How did you come to have all these old phone directories knocking about?
Well, I support Watford and, obviously, their colour is yellow,
-so in this book there are pieces of paper that are yellow.
-So, when a big match comes, we cut all of them up...
-..and we use it as confetti.
But the thing is, we haven't had a big match in a while,
so that's why they're kind of stocking up.
-Ah, waiting for the big match?
The next thing,
roll along the edge that you haven't quite cut to the end of.
Once you've done that, fan out our leaves
to make sure our tree looks really good.
'As you can see, mine is a little different to Ella's.'
There we go. Let's wrap a tiny bit of tape around the bottom,
to make sure that it sticks.
Slot the top of the tree inside the trunk.
Next, cut some tabs into the bottom here, yeah?
Tabs in the bottom...
Splay them out a little bit.
Stick these tabs down.
Tree number one, in. Now, let's get yours stuck in as well.
OK, it's starting to take shape, isn't it?
So, there you go, Ella, your very own jungle scene,
and it's all made out of old telephone directories.
Wow, that's fantastic! Thank you.
'There's no need to go cutting up perfectly good books
'to make something like this,
'that's why out-of-date phone directories
'are perfect for a pop-up picture.'
'To make an amazing scene from an old phone book, here's what you do.'
'Stage one - plan your design.'
'Stage two - glue a page from your phone book to some old card.'
'Stage three - draw the things you want to include in your scene
'on the card and then cut them out.'
'Stage four - to make trees,
'roll the old paper around a pencil for the trunk.
'Then, for the leaves,
'fold a piece of paper lengthways and snip towards the fold.
'Attach these to the top of the tree trunk.'
'Stage five - cut out shrubs and flowers to add detail to your scene.'
'Stage six - assemble your pop-up picture,
'perfect for your room or as a great gift.'
'Still to come,
'we get to work building an amazing shadow scene from rubbish...'
'..and we show you how to make these great badges
'out of old crisp packets.
'But first, Totally Famous.'
'totally famous for being street art's man of mystery.'
'Urban artist Banksy has achieved international fame,
'despite the fact that no-one knows who he is...'
WHISPERS: '..apart from his mum,
'who says his real name is Robert Banks.
'But what does she know? SHE SCREAMS
'For years, she thought he was just a painter/decorator,
'and you can't blame Banksy for keeping his identity secret,
'as some of the street art he creates is illegal.
'Despite this, he's become famous for revamping public spaces
'with funny images of rats, apes...
'and even maids.'
'His work also looks at what's going on in the world,
'including everything from war to love - aww.
'This is one of his most famous designs,
'which appears on masses of merchandise,
'despite no-one knowing who he is.'
'And the buildings he paints on are worth big bucks.
'He only had to do the robot on this hotel in Torquay,
'and its value shot up by a massive 150 grand.
'Banksy also makes films and exhibits paintings.'
'So keep your eyes peeled for the hugely famous but seldom seen
'cheeky monkey of the art world, Banksy...'
'..whoever he is.'
Today, we're going to make crisp packet badges...
'..using old, clean crisp packets,
'baking paper and some old safety pins.
'The first thing you need to do is...
'..heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
'Be sure to ask a grown-up before using the oven.'
Get your crisp packet...
..and you just need to clean out the insides.
We get a baking tray and we put some baking paper over it...
..then we put our crisp packets on the baking paper.
Make sure they're flat.
Then put another piece of baking paper over,
so it's like a sandwich, and then put it in the oven.
'You might want a grown-up to help you with this.
'Leave them in the oven for a minute.'
'After a minute, check how small they are.
'If they're not quite shrunk, leave for another 30 seconds.
'Leave them to cool.
What's your favourite crisp flavour, Michelle?
Ready salted. What's yours?
Now they've cooled down, let's have a look at them.
-Whoa, look how they've shrunk!
They've all got tiny writing on the back now.
Let's add the safety pins.
What you need to do is take a safety pin and get some sticky tape,
and what I'm going to do is, I'm going to get my crisp packet...
We'll just say I'm going to stick it on its side like this.
Be careful doing this. Make sure not to prick yourself.
Now you just put them on.
Done! And there you have it, you can make badges.
'What can you make from a bin bag full of rubbish?
'Just have a look at this.'
What on Earth?
..an old towel,
some stones, bottle tops...
What are you going to make with this lot?
-am going to make a monster to guard your room.
'You'll need a large piece of plain paper, an old towel,
'some old socks, bottle tops,
'pins, some leftover fabric
'and a needle and thread.'
I'm going to show you how to make your very own monster doorstop.
-Check this bad boy out. Have a look at him.
-Oh, that is cool.
-Cool, isn't it?
Right, it's really simple.
-First, you need to start with a large piece of paper.
You fold it in half and then draw half of your monster shape on it,
cos you've folded the paper in half,
-so you only need to draw half of your monster.
And you can draw any type of monster you like.
I'm going to go for one with nice big ears, like this guy here.
The great thing is, because you're drawing your own monster,
every single one would be different,
so no-one's going to have one like yours.
And his spiky hands...
-..down to his legs. Done.
-Then all you need to do is cut it out, obviously.
Because it's folded in half, it just makes it a lot quicker.
-Cutting's going to be half the time.
-That's it, saving time all the time.
Yeah, cut around the body, down to the legs...
Half a monster...
..to a full monster.
-There we go, and that is your template.
So, you've got your template sorted,
and now, the old towels that we saw before,
you're going to grab one of them and fold it in half,
so it's nice and even on either side,
and you're going to place your template on it
-and then just fix it down with some pins.
Then all you're going to do is start cutting around it, OK?
Just follow your template all the way around.
That's why these pins are really important,
-because it just keeps it secure...
-Keeps it in place.
And then we've folded it in half,
so that you can make the front and back at the same time.
And after you've cut it, it'll look like this one.
-And then all you need to do is take these pins out...
So, you can take your template off,
but then make sure you put your pins back in,
cos you still need to keep these two bits of material together.
Next up, you need a needle and thread, cos you're going to sew it.
So, you're going to sew all the way around your monster.
You just need to make sure that you leave a gap at the top,
cos this is where you're going to put all of your stuff in
for the doorstop later.
So, sew all the way around, apart from the top bit.
How close to the edge do you want me to sew?
Just a couple of centimetres in.
-OK, so about there?
-Yeah, that's perfect.
-That's it, you're a natural!
So, once you've sewn all the way round, it'll look like this...
Very nice and neat.
-And then, what you're going to do is start turning it inside out.
-You can have a go at that.
And another top tip, if you're having a bit of trouble,
grab an old pen...
For the ears and the feet,
you can use the pen to push it through.
Oh, that's a good idea, because I can't reach in.
That's it. It's just the tiny little fiddly bits.
Once it's all pushed through, it'll look like this.
-Nice and neat.
So, old socks. We saw those before, didn't we?
This is where you use them. So, we've got our pebbles,
and what we do is literally put them into any old socks that you've got.
Pebbles, with your sock, into your monster.
-Oh, right! We've provided some extra weight?
It's just weighting it down and you just keep shoving them in...
Let's get some pebbles in the socks, then.
That's it. Let's do it.
'Make sure you push your socks into the arms and legs.'
-And then once you've done all of that...
..you sew up the top of the head.
That's it! You'll be left with something that looks like this.
That is awesome.
Now, I've added on a few more details here.
For the eyes, I've just got a couple of bottle tops
and then I've just got a bit of marker pen to add the pupils.
And, again, for the mouth and the eyebrows
it's just again some old material, any old material that you've got,
just to stick it on to jazz it up.
-There you go.
-All the little bits you want to add.
That is a cool monster. Now, what else could you make?
Well, you could try something a bit bigger...
A cushion with, again, just some old material,
anything that you've got lying around,
or why not try a cuddly toy...
or even a little monster that you could hang on your bag?
So, yeah, why not give it a go? Make a monster.
HE EATS NOISILY
Someone thrown in the towel, Min?
Yeah. You know you can recycle old materials,
like towels, curtains and clothes, Vin?
They can be turned into anything,
from furniture filler to loft insulation.
And door-stop monsters!
I met a three-headed monster the other day.
Really?! What did you say?
Hello, hello, hello!
THEY LAUGH AND LIDS BANG
-That sounds like him now.
THEY WHISTLE AND HUM
'After all that lifting and shifting, time for a break.'
-Ready to go?
Let's get to work.
It's all going to come together, honest.
-That's right, isn't it?
It's starting to look really interesting.
I think this one is going to be really effective as well.
-Yeah, all the way along.
Hey, Michelle, what about this?
Moment of truth...
That looks wicked!
'So, there you have it.
'London, a city rises from the rubbish.'
Now, THAT is a bright idea.
-We'll see you next time on Totally Rubbish.
'Why don't you have a go at making some fake poo...
'..creating your own pop-up picture...
'cooking up some crisp packet badges...'
'..or making your own monster doorstop?'
'And start collecting cardboard rolls and string...'
'..old newspaper and ribbon...'
'..and your leftover wrapping paper for next time on Totally Rubbish..
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