How adorable is this baby triceratops? My son is mad about all things dinosaur and he just loved making and playing with this little cute hatching dinosaur egg craft. We’ve added it to his dinosaur themed bedroom next and it looks fab!
First we started by making our dinosaur egg. To do this, take the paper plate and cut a zig zag line directly through the middle of it. Take the paints and sponge them across the eggs to decorate them – my kids loved this bit! Once they are finished pop them aside to dry.
Cut out a circle for the dinosaur’s body and then a slightly smaller one for it’s head (you may want to check that they fit the egg before continuing)
Cut out several colourful semi circles to make the triceratops’ frill and then glue them down in place around the top 2/3 of its head.
Now add the triceratops three pointy horns and a triangular beak
Then add two eyes to finish the triceratops’ head
Glue the head circle on to the body circle and then take one half of the dried paper plate egg and glue it onto the front of the triceratops as above. Cut out to little feet and stick them onto the front of the egg so that it looks as if it’s feet are popping out.
Take a split pin and secure the two halves of egg together at one corner. Now the egg can move and the baby dinosaur can hatch! once dry your hatching eggs are finished!
After a couple of weeks off, we’re back again with another fun and easy spring craft idea! I just love pom pom crafts. When i was little i would sit with my nan for hours making Pom poms to go on little bobble hats for her knitted snowman teddies. We used to use the little cardboard circles, they were so fiddly and we’d spend hours threading them in and out. Thankfully now we know a few easier ways to make pom poms and I’m so pleased how this little pom pom spring chick craft turned out, They were fab as little Easter decorations too!
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
How to make our pom pom spring chick craft
First you will need to start by making two different sized pom poms. You can find a guide on how to make pom poms here.
Once you have your two pom poms. There are are two ways in which you can do this. For ours we simply used the long strands of tying yarn to tie them tightly together with a double knot before trimming them to length.
The other way you can secure them together is by trimming the tying yarn and then using a glue gun to stick the two pom poms together.
Next it’s time to give the pom pom chick a face. For ours we glue on two googly eyes, a felt beak and a pretty ribbon bow.
Finish off by gluing on two felt wings and two little feet. Once dry the chick is finished, isn’t he a cutie? Perfect as an Easter gift, handmade toy or to decorate an Easter bonnet!
How adorable are these little pom pom Easter bunnies – we just love them!
Spring is fast approaching and Easter is not far behind it! These adorable little pom pom bunnies are one of my favorite crafts to make. I’ve slightly adjusted our normal design to make it easier for the kids and to suit the materials in their craft room but we think they are adorable. Ideally you want a glue gun to ensure the features are well stuck so this craft is perfect for children to make with a grownup. These adorable bunnies are so simple to craft and make a fab handmade Easter gift.
Here’s what we used
Pom pom makers (optional)
Small pom poms
Glue gun (White glue does work but takes longer to dry!)
How to make these adorable pom pom Easter bunnies
To start you will need to make a pom pom for the body and a slightly smaller pom pom for the head, ensure you leave the tail from your tying yarn long. If you haven’t made pom poms before you can find a guide here for how to make pom poms using a maker and a guide on how to make pom poms using only fingers!
Once made, Take your two pom poms and tie them tightly together using the lengths of your tying yarn. We like to double knot ours two times just to make sure they’re secure. Now take the scissors and trim the pom poms to the desired shape and fluffiness!
From the felt cut out two little bunny ears and then glue them in place deep inside the pom pom.
Glue on two little eyes and a nose.
Tip: for our bunny’s eyes we snipped open some googly eyes and used the black discs from inside!
Add a little pom pom tail to the back and once dry your little Easter bunny is finished!
Today our little guy decided he wanted to paint a new picture for his wall, so whilst he was busy with his masterpiece, my daughter and I sat down for some crafting time too. She’s only one but she loves getting involved with painting and crafting. I thought instead of just painting on a piece of paper it might be nice for her to make something to go in her bedroom which we are in the process of decorating. we’ve already got something of an animal theme going on so this painted owl toddler craft will be a perfect addition. Plus, she absolutely loved making them, of course my son and I cut out the shapes for her but she loved doing all the painting and sticking down. This little craft will definitely being going In the keepsake box when she grows out of it in her room!
You will need
White crafting paper or card
Paints and paintbrush
Black, orange and yellow paper
Take your white paper/card and cut out a circle to make your owl’s head and two leaf shaped wings.
Now it’s time for little one to create their masterpiece! Once they have finished painting put it to one side to dry.
Once your paper owl pieces are finished take the wings and glue one to either side of your circle head.
Cut out two orange circles and glue them near them near the top of the wings. Then, cut out two smaller black circles to make the pupils and glue them on to the orange ones. Next, you’ll need to make a beak. To do this fold a piece of yellow paper in half and using the fold as the base cut out a triangle shape to give you the folded diamond shape that you can see above. Glue one half of the beak down onto your owl.
To finish off your adorable toddler craft, cut out two little feet and glue them down on the back of your owl. once dry your owl is finished, Aren’t they just they just the sweetest!
After all the lovely weather we’ve been having lately it was a bit of a shock to wake up to the downpour that we had here this morning. After a busy morning indoors tidying my sons room and sorting his toy boxes we thought we would have a chilled afternoon making some crafts. Today’s animal craft is yet another elephant. I think were a bit elephant obsessed! This little DIY paper craft elephant is pretty adorable though and the best part is all you really need is paper scissors and glue – perfect for a little home project!
You will need
Coloured crafting paper
Sticker eyes (optional)
First start off by making your elephants legs. Cut out a rounded rectangle shape from your coloured paper.
From each side of your rectangle cut a rounded arch to give you a H shape like you can see above.
Now cut out a round piece of brown paper to make the base on which your elephant will stand. Take your legs and make a small fold at the bottom of each one to give your elephant feet. Use these feet to glue your elephant to your base.
Now its time to make your elephant’s head! Cut out a strip the same colour as your elephants body but slightly smaller than the one you used for the legs.
Roll your strip up into a tube and secure with glue.
From the same colour as the head, cut out two big elephant ears. You’ll also need to cut out two slightly smaller coloured inner ears too. Glue the inner ears on to the outer ears.
To make the trunk cut out a rounded carrot shape (slightly bigger at the top than the bottom) and fold it one way and then the other in an accordion fold until you reach the end. For the end of the trunk, cut out a small round oval and two little strips for the nostrils. Glue the nostrils on to the oval shape and the oval shape on to the narrow part of the trunk.
Glue a ear on the inside of each end of your tube and then add the trunk to the centre of your elephants face.
Give your elephant two eyes and then glue his head on to his body!
If you want to add some grass to your elephant design, cut out a rectangle shape and fold it in half to make a tab. Cut several snips into one half of your shape and then glue it down using your other half. Your super cute paper elephant is finished! aren’t they fab!