A challenge

5 Nov

Whilst everyone is caught up in animal thoughts, a challenge for you. A blog reader or several must be able to come up with a cheap, quirky and fun way of making  TKOE rhinos with domino scarf, to sell. Tiny or enormous. Doesn’t matter.

All suggestions and answers on a blog comment or email to theknockoneffect@live.co.uk please.

Look what you can do with a niddy-noddy. The missing picture is the sheep at the start.





18 Responses to “A challenge”

  1. Lucy and russ November 5, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Any good? http://www.rhinoink.ca/rhinos/toy.html

    Lucy xxxxx

  2. Lucy and russ November 5, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Or how about origami Rhino? Although saying that it says on google it takes more than 4 hours to make one!!!

  3. anita Connah's mam November 5, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    What about that fimo hard dry clay stuff, make little flat figures or painted ones on baubles for christmas, dominoes with rhinos painted on the back as baubles? Mobile xmas rhino like the rudolf ones?

  4. Mike November 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    How about some sort of stuffed fabric toy, cut two out halves of a rhino body sew it together then leave an opening. Stuff it, then do the same for the legs and sew those on separately.

    Then I guess you could make a simple domino scarf and wrap it round his neck.

  5. celia butler November 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    I think the Fimo /Sculpey clay idea is really good and seems a good match for the brief of cheap, quirky and fun. The rhinos could be made in different sizes as free standing models or attached to keyrings etc or used as pendants, brooches etc etc. The scarves could be Fimo or fabric.
    There wouldn’t be a hidden challenge to incorporate the niddy noddy into the process? x

  6. Pip Armstrong November 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    If you want to make some serious funds you need to get them made for you to be able to produce the volume you need in a reasonable timescale and also somewhere where the cost of labour is low to keep the unit price at a bare minimum. Some of these are naff but some of the plush ones okay and I’m sure that they will manufacture to your own spec anyway complete with TKOE scarf. Good luck x

  7. jill Clayton November 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    I’ve just been having another look at the Community Force website. Its terms and conditions say the winning projects will be notified on or after November 3rd and the results should be on the Natwest CF website by 30th November.
    There’s nothing there yet!

  8. Helen & Harrie November 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Jo, u r doing a brilliant job at blogging and we all enjoy and look forward to your posts. Sending our love to you all xxx Fingers crossed that this works as I am attempting to blog from ipad!!! XXXXX

  9. Helen & Harrie November 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    YIPPEEEEEEEE it worked, now just have to remember what I did!!!!!!

  10. Michelle Gabriel November 8, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    The other day I did a photograpty session at the British Wildlife Centre. I was in a pen, very close to Stirling the otter. I took this photo – http://www.flickr.com/photos/33196307@N02/6323972704/in/photostream
    I hope you like it as I uttered Rosie’s catchphrase as he ate his little chickens (no one else understood what I meant!).

    • Jo November 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

      That’s a pleasingly gruesome picture in many ways. Yes, we like it.

      • Michelle Gabriel November 9, 2011 at 10:24 am #

        I have others of him eating his chickens!
        And if ever you want to use them, please ask – they will be all yours.

  11. Pip Armstrong November 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    My friend on the Isle of Skye has just had her entire coop of Bluebell hens plus her broody duck eaten up by an otter, not best pleased but you uttering ‘WWCD’ as Stirling tucked into one is quite amusing nevertheless Michelle :oD

    • Michelle November 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

      I would imagine she’s not pleased at all. Otters are quite good (or should that be bad) scavangers when hungry and food is short and they will eat anything.
      Though so will pine martens and there are a few of those on Skye as well!
      Poor hens and ducks, but, that’s life reallly, wild animals snatching our domesticated ones (though I would be so livid, honest).
      But Stirling’s chick was littlle and bred for the likes of him.

  12. Sam November 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi Jill,
    Yup, we’re still waiting to hear (here at Hope Support Services) from the Community Force website. It’s frustrating to say the least but as soon as we know, we’ll let you and all of Team Kilburn know!


  13. Debbie November 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Why rhinos? Have I missed something?

    • Jo November 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm #


      First and best selling TKOE tshirt.

  14. Deborah Morgenstern November 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Having read the comments I wonder if I interpreted your post wrong. I thought you meant a scarf with dominoes and rhinos on it – but perhaps you mean 2 different items.

    To make a cheap rhino, you could do the whole 3 bits of cardboard that slot together thing (one body part, two legs parts? Or something more complicated – like this? http://www.notcot.com/archives/2009/05/cardboard-safar.php

    Incidentally, I have a paper-mache rhino head in my classroom that my tutorial made 3 years ago – the year Rosie went into 6th form I think.

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