punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

My craft nerd friends: Vad sjutton är dessa barn gör?

Okay, I didn't grow up Swedish, but I am trying to study the language. This video from a kid's show, "Pysselskogen," which is a word meaning "wood crafts," according to my translator software. However, "pyssel" is a verb meaning "to busy oneself," often applied to kids (like coloring, playing dress-up, and so on), and "skogan" means "the forest," so maybe this means "Forest of Crafts," which seems more likely.


Sometimes they have normal crafts, like making face paint to look like a badger or using a comb/bucket-thing to gather lingonberries. Sometimes they have crafts which totally confound me, like making small drawskin bags out of fish skin or collecting poop and hairballs and making tic-tac-toe games out of them. Today brought me one such show.


Now, it would seem... that they are using hot water, soap, colored animal hair (?), and rocks to make... furry rock balls. I am not sure what the point of this is, except I guess to make furry rock balls to toss at one another at the end of the show. Maybe if I spoke better Swedish, I'd understand what the woman was telling these kids to do, or what the ... hair... was. I am guessing that somehow using soap and hot water on this hair made the rocks covered with felt. But I am not sure.

What do you think?
In case you thought I was kidding about tic-tac-poop http://svtplay.se/v/1697521/pysselskogen/del_1_av_16
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