I'm back from the long weekend with another McCall's vintage Make-it Idea. This one's a zoo party, though it could also be called a yellow party (as an alternative to last week's pink party). I kept the images large so you can appreciate the unspecified sandwich fillings, which would be rejected from every child I have ever known. The sandwiches are... scrambled eggs with corned beef? Egg salad with shredded ham? Hard to say for sure.
The zoo animals made from paper cups are clearly the stars, here. I don't think the cages are worth making; even as a kid, the too-wide spacing of the bars would have ruined them for me. (The animals can just walk right out!) Plus, I don't know about you, but I'd be hard-pressed to find ten shoe box lids for a craft.
So, about those cup animals. They get their own spread later on in the magazine:
This is the second time the stylist, Chauncey Mobberly, gets credit in the text. He was a World War II vet who became a mailman, and created and sold children's craft ideas on the side. Sounds like an exceptionally nice fella.
Anyway, if you really, really want the instructions for making the cup crafts, here they are. They are daunting in their length and specificity.
I'm sorry the left side of that page is blurry; I can't find a reason why it happened. If you are desperate to read it, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do.
I am going to try to make these. I have no paper cups on hand, so before I hit the store, I'm going to attempt to make one or two using cardboard TP tubes instead of cups. I have a lot (like 20, maybe?) of cardboard tubes.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.