Bendy Bandaging Buddies

I’m still having fun with the Bendy Bandaging technique and discovered it’s perfect for modelling these long-limbed comical cuties.

Two buddies

#buddy beside ruler

It’s great fun making them pose in any number of positions and these are the only component parts you need.

#buddy constituent parts


The hat (or hair or cap!) – 4 strips Cup Coil.

The face (with nose or glue a nose on later) – 3 – strips.


Arm and hand – 15 x 6cm long flesh coloured strips bandaged twice.  Leave 4cms unbandaged so they can be looped back to form a hand.

The legs are 20 x 7cm long strips, bandaged twice.


Feet – about 4 strips.  A Cup Coil with a hole big enough to fit on the leg.


Glue and bandage the legs together for about 2.5cm to create a body.  Then glue and bandage body to arms at the shoulders.

And you can quill all kinds of accessories.

#buddies' accesories

So, if you know someone who loves dogs, cake, shopping, sports or, even, quilling, you can make them a personalised Bendy Buddy to play with.

#buddy and poodle

#buddy and cake

#buddy with penguin

#quiller buddy

About Jane Jenkins Quilling

My interests are: Quilling - the art of manipulating paper strips to create pictures, greetings cards, free standing characters, floral displays, etc. Also Calligraphy - the art of fine writing. Decorative Painting/Folk Art - brush stroke work to decorate wooden and metal objects and paint on canvas.
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