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HP Howler- Instructions

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By request from the LOVELY *ravekitten
I present to you a condensed item list for my HP Howler tutorial!

Items Needed:
8-10 pieces of 24 gauge floral wire (or similar wire) about 18 inches in length each
One foot of stiff bow-making ribbon
One foot of "nice" ribbon (silky)
(MOST of these items can most likely be obtained from your local florist or floral shop for little to no cost! Don't forget- Ask nicely and thank them.)

About one yard of butcher paper or cheap large paper
One sheet of 30 1/2 inch by 20 1/2 inch sheet of nice rag (or cloth-based paper) POSSIBLY two- ANY color you like!
One 6 inch by 12 inch piece and Two 6 inch by 1 1/2 inch strips of slightly stiff white or off-white (your preference) paper

Scotch Tape
Glue (preferrably liquid Elmer's school)
Scissors or Utility Knife
A marker or calligraphy pen
Sticky mailing label (optional)

The nice rag paper was the most expensive thing in this entire project- about $5-6! If you think you might make mistakes, get a little more than you need, you can always use the leftovers for something fun later! I tore up pieces of my papers and put them in a little baggie, so when I was done with my "skit", the pieces could be thrown in the air as my exit. (In The Chamber of Secrets, the Howler finished it's message then "bit" itself up to pieces.)

As before, if you complete one- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me pics?! I want to compile a little collection of my Howler-friends to put in my Harry Potter photo album! ^_______^

Part 1 -> [link]
Part 2 -> [link]
Part 3 -> [link]
Part 4 -> [link]
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PsycheVonGraf's avatar
Dear sir,
I am a great Harry Potter fan from China and I really like your tutorial. I already finished my own Howler with your tutorial, it was difficult but great. I want to ask for your permission to share this tutorial to our Harry Potter fan forum with my friends. I will add your ID and links of this page to the sharing thread. I will not post the whole tutorial, but the photos of my Howler and at least, I want to send the tutorial to some my best friends in this forum (in form as a WORD document) , that means this tutorial will not be published. Thanks in advance!
With kind regards, 
Psyche von Graf
19.2.2014
mizutamari's avatar
mizutamariStudent Filmographer
First, I would love to see the pictures of your Howler!
Second, if you wish to share my tutorial with people, I would prefer that my name and files be kept intact.
PsycheVonGraf's avatar
Okay I will poste some photos of my howler soon XD 
Actually I already send my friends the link of this page but I don't know if they already tried to make one:) thank you very much for the premission:D
kerrybush42's avatar
kerrybush42Professional Photographer
Has anyone actually made one of these? I'd love to see a final product before I start work on mine...

(I am very upset with a friend of mine. He needs to be punished.)
mizutamari's avatar
mizutamariStudent Filmographer
There's a photo of him in my gallery.
Moe-moe-8059's avatar
Too dificult to me T-T
I don't have the itelect to do this... :tears:
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
it is seriously not that hard.
ElfStacy's avatar
I really want to try this, but am having a hard time finding the red rag 100% cotton paper. The Creative Papers Online site doesn't seem to have red in their solid cotton colors. Has anybody had luck finding it and/or has anyone tried using red cotton fabric instead? Do you think that would work? Thanks for any advice you can give!
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
Uhhh... I don't know a lot about cotton paper... I just picked the nicest paper I could find that was the right shade. I don't think I got the red at an online site because it was the most important paper. A high-end art supply store should have some good paper. (Also, sorry this is SOOOO late! I never really come on this site anymore... ^~^ )
arriellegiles's avatar
Have you thought about doing a video tutorial, or a photo tutorial of each step? I found these directions to be confusing =(
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
Unfortunately, I didn't think of it at the time and I am unable to make another one with photos, as I am in an intensive college program for the next 2 and 1/2 years. I apologize about the directions, but if you have specific questions, just send them my way and I will try to answer them as best as I can!
swishnflick91's avatar
You can take the sound box out of one of those singing birthday cards (one of the ones that lets you record your own message), and you can record whatever you want your howler to say, then glue it on the inside under the white paper in the center of the mouth, and glue the one end of the tongue (the red ribbon) to the little switch piece that triggers the sound to play (the piece that's usually attached to the flap of the card so when you open it it plays) and if you pull the ribbon a little bit, it'll play the sound! :)
PeinWants2BeAGod's avatar
so 2 use this i need to downlaod it?
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
No- it's just a main link to all of the parts of the tutorial. Look in the description.
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
No worries!
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
thanks- 3 friends collaborated on it for me!
System-Transit's avatar
Totally gonna try this so I can have a couple of them in my room. 8D
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
I want to see when you're done!
mcrvampire55's avatar
My best friend's birthday is in a month, and I'm planning on making her a birthday Howler. Didn't really work out how it'll be a 'birthday' Howler, but when I'm finished I'll be sure to post. I absolutely love this. *Applauds*
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mizutamariStudent Filmographer
Oh that sounds easy! Write out the Happy Birthday song to her on the letter! Then it can "sing" happy birthday to her! And use a birthday bow on the back with the label saying to: and from: ! I WANNA SEE WHEN YOU'RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds so cool!
mcrvampire55's avatar
So, ten days left AND I HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED. *dies* I want to start, but first I need to finish the first step-to collect the supplies. I was wondering where you got yours. I checked online at Michaels, and they don't have anything. Any suggestions?
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