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|It’s no surprise that Craftsters love Coraline. Neil Gaiman’s writing, Henry Selick’s stop motion (he also directed The Nightmare Before Christmas, another Craftster fave), and omg TINY KNITTING! How could we not fall in love with this movie?|
This movie is just inherently crafty by nature. Since this is not a live action film, everything in Coraline’s world(s) needed to be created somehow. There are lots of behind the scenes videos at the Coraline website showing all the amazing craftiness that went into making this film. There is a video explaining that the cherry blossoms are pink popcorn, there is one about creating the hair for the characters, and even explaining the process of punching Mr. Bobinsky’s hair into… well… Mr. Bobinsky! But by far my favorite is the video about knitting of Coraline’s teeny tiny sweater. The website even has a free pattern so you can make your own! (Real person sized, of course.)
Lots of Craftsters have made their own little versions of Coraline! Coraline dolls (and poppets, of course) have sprung up all over Craftster. Their detailing is awesome! Most of them have the look down to a tee, even her rain coat and wellies!
Of course, Coraline isn’t the only adorable thing that can be made into a soft snuggly friend. Coraline’s stuffie friends squitty and the skull turtle are obvious choices! Of course, one of the scottie dogs would make a perfect stuffed friend, but another person made a seeing stone plush! A polymer clay circus mouse, complete with cotton candy is the icing on the cake!
Toys aren’t the only Coraline crafts popping up. There are clothing items, housewares, art, you name it!
Check out the cowl inspired by Coraline’s sweater, oven mitt like Other Mother’s, and the garden made of sequins!
Don’t forget to check out the Coraline tag for more great projects! What’s your favorite Coraline craft?