Re: What's a -Furkin- (finally)
Robert Craig (rcraig@LIBRARY.CARLETON.CA)
Tue, 16 Aug 1994 09:17:44 EDT
> She got back this afternoon. (I will write more about it later.) A Furkin
> is an animal made from a small fuzzy ball with feet and eyes. Since,
> they went to the Sunbird Jubalee they were birds.
Okay, now I know what it is! Around here, the name we used was a warm fuzzy!
There is a story about how much better it is to give Warm Fuzzies than
cold pricklies! (It was a neat story...but I can't remember it!) Anyways,
we used to make them at Cubs: You take old wool, yarn and wrap it around the
hand or the outside of a roll of tolietpaper about 50-100 times (if you wrap
it around the hand, be carefull not to cut circulation off to the fingertips).
Then, you take a small piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the center of
the loops made (yes, you remove the loops from the hand/roll first) then,
taking a pair of scissors, you cut the loops on both sides (I need pictures!),
fluff it out and trim some of the edges, and voila (That's French) you have
a warm Fuzzy/Furkin/ whatever. Paste eyes, face, etc. on it, cut out feet and
a tail and its all done!....When we did this with our cubs, we had some
innovative ones, who would trim the balls of wool into cubes are triangles
Looked kinda neat but required some patience!
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