We’re pretty excited to announce the launch of our latest collaboration here at Cool Accidents that’s seen us join forces with local Australian designer/craft expert Kitiya Palaskas to create our new filmed DIY series Craft with Kit.
Each episode features a short filmed interview/craft making session with Kit and a very special musical guest. Together they complete a quick, easy and fun craft project whilst chatting about music and general randomness. The finished segments also include step-by-step photos for readers to complete the project at home.
With an aesthetic style that takes cues from childhood favourites like Playschool and Art Attack, and a cheeky sense of humour inspired by Between Two Ferns and Amy Sedaris, Craft with Kit is a playful, tongue-in-cheek homage to the traditional craft shows of our time.
All the craft projects themselves are inspired by the artist’s music, iconography or themes from their latest music videos or their style in general.
Craft with Kit aims to attract:
A. creative kids who like their crafternoons to be accompanied by the perfect musical soundtrack.
B. music lovers who want to see a different side to their fave artists.
C. anyone who loves a good LOL.
Aaaaaanyway, now you know what it’s all about, without further ado may we present the very first episode featuring one of our all-time faves and regular Cool Accidents cohorts GROUPLOVE!
Kit caught up with the guys while they were in town for Splendour In The Grass and decided to play on the title of their latest album Spreading Rumours by creating a ridiculously large chatterbox.
Watch what went down on the day below and then thanks to Kit’s handy step by step tutorial that follows you can make a chatterbox of your own!
Make Your Own Chatterbox!
You will need:
1 x square piece of paper (any colour, pattern or size that your lil’ heart desires)
1 x pen
Fold your paper square in half, open it up, and fold it in half again in the other direction.
Open your square up again and fold each corner into the centre.
Turn the folded square over. Fold each corner into the centre once more. So much folding!
Fold the square in half. There should now be 4 little square panels on the outside of your chatterbox, and triangle panels on the inside.
Write a colour of your choice on each of the square panels.
On the inside of the chatterbox, write a number of your choice on each of the triangular panels.
Open up each triangular panel and write a fortune inside each. You can make them as great or as gruesome as you want. Or, you could try a mix of both to keep things a bit thrilling.
Try your chatterbox out on all your besties and watch them squeal/squirm as their futures are revealed!!