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Re: Daruma dolls


From: Marcia Scurfield (mkscurfield_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 20:02:49 PST

Actually--I've never taught this lesson. I'm just responding to a thread of maybe a month ago. Basically you hot-glue a rock in the bottom of the plastic egg (so when tipped over the little monk rights himself) then paper mache a layer of red paper (bulletin board paper) over the egg, a salmon colored face and two white eyes. After drying details are added with black and gold. When a person make a Daruma doll he makes a plan to accomplish something accomplishable (Lose five pounds?) and colors in one of the white eyes. When you accomplish your goal, color in the other eye. I'm leaving out alot of the Japanese lore on this one. Check earlier threads on ArtsEdNet--pretty recently.

Marcia, Derby, KS
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  Subject: Re: Daruma dolls

  In a message dated 04/01/2002 11:08:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

    Just wanted to remind all of you out there that if you want to make Daruma Dolls in the next year--this is the time to find plastic Easter eggs at half off. Walmart had six of the big ones for $.38 a bag. I have enough for one grade level--will look for more at 75% off in the next week or so.

  Marcia- thanks for the tip. Going to Walmart tomorrow to stock up! Can you please share your lesson?
  Susan on Long Island ---