Делаем воздушный шар для Sylvanian Families

How to make a Sylvanian Families Hot Air Balloon - мастер класс, делаем настоящий летающий воздушный для страны Сильвании! Информация из Лондонского клуба коллекционеров Сильваниан Фэмилис.

Воздушный шар сделать нетрудно - по картинкам всё более-менее понятно. Комментарии - на английском языке. Ребёнку будет трудно, лучше всего делать со взрослыми вместе.

Крепление верёвок к шару.

Шар - это папье-маше, мы обклеиваем надутый воздушный шар в несколько слоёв, после чего его можно сдуть и удалить, останется картонный шар, который мы и будем раскрашивать и доделывать дальше.

Можно упросить задачу: не делать папье-маше, а взять, например, заготовку для декупажа , по форме похожую на воздушный шар, и декорировать именно её, это сильно упрощает процесс.

Что нам понадобится:

    Корзина воздушного шара с сильваниками.

  • 1 ordinary balloon - 1 обычный воздушный шар
  • 2 newspapers torn into tiny pieces - 2 газеры, разорванные на мелкие клочки
  • Wallpaper or PVC adhesive/glue - клей ПВА или обойный клей
  • Toilet roll tube or similar Rubber band - трубка от рулона туалетной бумаге или аналогичная резиновая трубка
  • Pencil/Pen - карандаш, ручка
  • Old mixing bowl or soup bowl to hold the balloon while you work on it  - старая ненужная миска, держать шарик, пока вы его оформляете
  • Old shirt or apron to protect your cloths  - фартук, чтобы не испачкать одежду
  • Plastic sheet or similar to protect work surface - коврик, чтобы не испачкать стол


Надуваем шарик и присоединяем к нему рулон (трубку) - как показано на картинке.

You start by blowing up your balloon and attaching the tube (cut down toilet roll) in position. Attach the rubber band to the end of the balloon, thread it through the tube and round the pencil or pen as shown.

You can now start the messy bit by covering the balloon in pieces of wet newspaper. This first layer of newspaper should be applied without the use of glue or adhesive, just use water.

If you glue the newspaper to the balloon it will pull your model apart when the balloon is burst or goes down.

Next start gluing bits of newspaper to the wet first layer. The process of building up a thickness has to be repeated over and over again, and may take a number of days. Don’t use any heat to dry (such as putting the model on a radiator or in the airing cupboard), the air in the balloon will expand and burst your model. We know, because we lost our first three models this
way! If your balloon deflates before you have a ridged model, you can burst the first balloon and insert another, blowing it up inside your model until it supports the outer shape. Don't forget to glue and paper the tube at the base of your balloon.

SHORT-CUT! Once you have reached a reasonable thickness – the shape is firm but not strong enough – you can cover it in ‘ready to use paper maché’, which is available from art shops. With 6 balloons to make and with the early problems, we had to find a short-cut! Even when applying the paper maché it is advisable to keep the model supported with a balloon inside; again, do not use any heat to speed up drying unless you have removed the balloon from your model.


Далее - декорируем шарик, раскрашиваем его и закрепляем на нём верёвки.

Once you have your design worked out, you can start painting the model. The first coat, unless you have used the white ‘cheat’ paper maché, should be a household emulsion. Ask dad or mum to help with this and leave over night to dry. Place the large rubber bands as guides around your model; these will help you to draw straight lines.

Place the rubber band around the centre of your model balloon and mark quarter segments all the way around. Ask dad or mum to help make the holes in the side of your model balloon at each mark and then make a hole in the centre of the top of the balloon. A drill is best if your side walls are thick! You then have to thread your string or cord through these holes until the end appears through the tube at the base. Tie a large knot on the end of the string and then pull the string back through the hole and cut it to the length required, allowing plenty of slack to tie to the basket. Illustration B and C

Tie a knot in the end of the remaining string and glue it over one of the holes from which the string lines hang. Then  allowing enough string to create a hanging loop, tie another knot and glue it over the next hole. Repeat this all round the balloon until you reach the first knot and then just glue the end over the first knot.

The string or cord that you thread through the top hole should have a button tied to the end, rather than a knot, as it will be  taking all the weight of your model when you hang it up.


Дальше делаем корзину для воздушного шара.

Use the bottom 5 cms (2”) of a 2 Litre, square based mineral water bottle for our basket. You can use any plastic or card container that has the right proportions to your balloon.

Using your container, mark out on canvas material a pattern for a cover, see drawing. Illustration D

Create a base for your basket out of card and cover it in any spare canvas. Illustration E


Доделываем и оформляем корзину воздушного шара.

Then stitch the canvas to create a sleeve for the container base. Illustration F

Turn inside out and insert your container base and mark required height of basket - about 5mm (1/4”) above height of plastic base as shown. Illustration G

Remove container base, fold top section inside, down to the top of your basket marks, and then stitch top edge. Illustration H

Replace container base inside canvas sleeve and glue into base.


Шьём пески с мешком, которые полагается иметь на любом воздушном шаре.

Using the calico or similar, make up some ‘sandbags’ for the side of the basket. Cut a square of calico, fold one edge over a length of string or cord and stitch. Fold square in half and stitch the two outside edges to create bag, being careful not to stitch string. Turn bag inside out and fill, using cotton wool, tissue paper or dried beans. Pull the draw string tight and knot  before stitching your ‘sandbags’ to the basket. Illustration I

А дальше остаётся только присоединить корзину к уже готовому воздушному шару.

Coil up the string or cord and stitch to the basket. Optional – stitch the 4 curtain hooks, one on each of the four corners of the basket and then stitch the remaining four, one in between each corner pair. When you have finished the basket you should hang the balloon from a kitchen cupboard just above the work surface. You can now stitch the string directly onto the basket or tie the balloon strings onto the curtain hooks.

Curtain hooks are advisable as you can rap the string around the hook and then pull the string end up the centre of the hook which clamps it off. It is then very easy to untie and adjust the strings at anytime.

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  • Переведите на русский язык

    Гость (Юлианна)
  • Слишком много переводить, я пас.:-) По картинкам и так всё более - менее понятно.
    Можно в автопереводчик запустить.

    Гость