I finally made a second sumo wrestler to go with the first! (For a pattern, go here!) This one looks a little bit more evil to me, although it might just be because he is wearing black. I also made a velcro sumo mat, so that the two sumo wrestlers can fight each other. This is a project for Handmade Christmas, and if you’re keeping track, this makes 2 gifts done so far!
The mat is made from a circle of cardboard with strips of beige velcro glued on top (the fuzzy side, not the prickly side). The two white lines are just little pieces of yarn that I glued down. (I got the idea of what a sumo ring looked like from wikipedia.) I ran out of velcro a little bit, that’s why there are spaces in between, but since the cardboard and the velcro are basically the same color, I think it actually looks pretty cool.
I covered the underside of the cardboard mat with some sticky-backed closed cell foam. I did this for a few reasons. First, it gave it a little more weight. Second, it helps it not slide around as much on a smooth surface. And third, it covered up the stuff that was printed on the other side of the cardboard, which was originally a box I stole from work.
On the bottom of each sumo wrestler, I sewed a tiny square of prickly side velcro so that they will stand on the mat wherever you put them! Sometimes I feel so smart!
So, now the only question left is…. who will win?