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DIY Forky and Friends – Inspired by Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4

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In Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Bonnie goes to kindergarten for the first time and makes a new friend… but not in the way you’d expect. Using a pair of googly eyes, some pipe cleaner, and a very special spork, Bonnie creates a friend for herself and names him Forky.

Starting today, you can bring home the heartwarming magic of Toy Story 4 on Blu-ray, Digital, and DVD with over an hour of bonus features celebrating the film’s iconic characters! The bonus features also include a really cute segment called “Toy Stories” where the Toy Story 4 cast and crew share their own personal love of toys!

Zoe and I also love toys (and we love Toy Story!) so we decided to celebrate the blu-ray release by making our own Forky while we watched Toy Story 4 at home. And since we didn’t want him to be lonely, we made him a few friends! (We named them Knifey and Spoony)

Here’s how to make a Forky of your very own.

Materials:

  • Plastic Spork (or another plastic utensil)
  • Googly Eyes (preferably 2 different sizes to mimick Forky’s)
  • Red Pipe Cleaner (or another color of your choosing)
  • Popsicle Stick (broken in half)
  • Clay (play-doh works to… we actually used aluminum foil on some of ours so that’s also an option)
  • School Glue
  • Wikki Stix in Red and Blue (or other colors)

Instructions:

Step 1: Glue googly eyes to the convex side of the spork. Let dry.

Step 2: Add clay to the base of the spork and stand upright. Insert 2 popsicle stick halves into the clay to create feet. (Forky has a rainbow sticker on one of his, but this part is optional)

Step 3: Wrap pipe cleaner around the center of the spork and shape the ends into hands.

Step 4: Use Wikki Stix to make a mouth and eyebrows (you can also get creative and add hair and other features if you so desire).

Step 5: Watch Toy Story 4 with your new friend!