tin foil noodles
August 19th, 2010
The other day we wrapped some tin foil in noodles. I thought they made for a pretty stylish necklace.
The project came from Todd Oldham's awesome book Kid Made Modern. His first book, Handmade Made Modern, was decent, but this one is super fantstic. I think it's aimed at kids around the ages 7-12, but there are some projects little ones can do and I would have loved it as a teenager--really even if you don't have kids there are some super styish ideas you can steal.
In the book, Oldham takes mid century designers--Isamu Noguchi, Marimekko, Alexander Calder, Paul Rand, Charles and Rae Eames and so many more--tells you a little about them and their art and then presents a couple projects inspired by their work. The projects are organized by material--many of them recycled--or technique. The printing, cardboard, tape and dye sections are some of my favorites, but I was taken by most of the projects.
I didn't mean for this to become a full on book review (I was just going to tell you about the noodles) but I think this is a fantastic craft book that is well put together and well thought out. And definitely not only for kids. If you feel like wrapping noodles in tin foil--you really don't need the book for this project-- but I would dab a little bit of glue on the noodle before you roll it up. We didn't and I kept finding bits of tin foil around the house for the rest of the week.
Oh and look there is a kid made modern website with some extra projects and little videos, check it out!