Paper plate flamingos

Paper plate flamingos

How fun are these adorable paper plate flamingos? We had so much fun making these!

It’s been a little while since our last post, The weather has just been so beautiful and we have been spending all of our time having fun outdoors and in the pool! However with the weather turning muggy and thundery today we’ve been back inside and back to crafting. At the moment we’re busy working on some fun animal crafts to decorate little man’s bedroom and these cute paper plate flamingos are a perfect addition!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plate
  • Pink paint and paintbrush
  • Pink and black paper
  • Feathers
  • Googly eye
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate flamingo

Take the paper plate, cut it in half and paint it using the Pink paint.  Put to one side to dry.

Cut out a round head shape with long neck and glue it onto the back of the paper plate.

Cut out two thin L shapes for the legs and glue them onto the back of the paper plate.

Add a Googly eye and a black triangle beak to the flamingo’s head and add some Feathers for the wing to finish it off!

Paper roll birds

Paper roll birds

These easy paper roll birds are perfect as a fun spring craft for at home or for preschools too! Each bird turns out so beautiful and unique and children can switch up their own designs to make their favourite kinds of birds. My kids really enjoyed making these. We looked at pictures of different birds on google and tried to copy them – we made a robin, a peacock and some parrots. I just love how these turned out!

Heres what we used

  • Paper roll
  • Paints & paintbrush
  • Googly eyes
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Feathers

How to make these cute paper roll birds

Start by taking the paper rolls and cutting them down to the desired size. Now it’s time to coat them in the coloured paint before putting them aside to dry.

Once the paper rolls are dry, cut out two little bird’s feet and glue them to the bottom of the roll.

Now its time to give the birds a face! Add two eyes, a beak and any other facial features.

Finish off the paper roll birds by adding some feathers to Make a tail and optionally some wings! How adorable are these cute little critters?

8 Cute button card crafts

8 Cute button card crafts

In our craft cupboard we have this huge jar of buttons which has been overflowing for weeks. So today we made these cute cards to keep in the cupboard in order to empty the jar a little. Now we have 8 cute button card crafts to share with you! They’re so adorable and each one can be used for various different occasions. Which one is your favourite?

1) You are Grape!

8 Cute button card crafts

What we used; Card, buttons, glue and a marker.

How to make it: Take your buttons and glue them down in a triangular shape to make your bunch of grapes. Then use your marker to draw on the stalk before adding your special message.

Perfect for: Birthdays, teacher gifts, mothers day, fathers day, thank you card and valentines day.

2) Cute as a button family.

8 Cute button card crafts

What we used; Card, Buttons, marker and glue.

How to make it: Glue your buttons down on your card at the relevant heights. Then use your marker to draw on the stick people bodies and add details such as hair, clothes or ears. Why not add a cute button sun too? Just stick down a yellow button and draw on the lines with your marker!

Perfect for: mothers day, family birthdays and fathers day.

3) Cute pizza pizza card

8 Cute button card crafts

What we used; Card, Buttons, marker and glue.

How to make it: Glue a line of yellow buttons to make your pizza crust. Then add a triangle of red buttons to crust to make your pizza base. Add some small buttons to make the pizza toppings and then use your marker to write on your message.

Perfect for: Fathers day, Mothers day, Birthdays and Valentines day.

4) Super star card

8 Cute button card crafts

Here’s what we used: Card, Buttons, glue and a marker.

How to make it: Glue a large yellow button in the centre of your card. Then add five medium buttons around the large one and then a small one at the end of each. Use your marker to write your special message

Perfect for: Birthdays, thank you card, teacher gift, mothers day and fathers day.

5) Your a real Tweetheart!

Here’s what we used; Card, Buttons, googly eyes, glue and a marker.

How to make it: Draw your lines across your card. Glue a couple of buttons scattered just above each line then use your marker to draw on the legs and beaks. Add a googly eye to each bird and then write a message on the front of your card using your marker.

Perfect for: Valentines day, Birthdays and Mothers day.

6) Sweet and simple button heart

Here’s what we used; Card, red paper, buttons, glue and a marker.

How to make it: cut out a red paper heart and cover it with your buttons. Glue your heart down onto your card and use your marker to add a special message.

Perfect for: Valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and birthdays.

7) Pretty button flowers

Here’s what we used; Card, buttons, a marker and glue.

How to make it: Glue down a button to make the centre of your flower. Then glue 5-6 buttons around this central button to make the petals. To make the lavender; take five equal sized buttons, glue four into a square and then add the fifth in the centre above this square. Use your marker to draw on the stems and leaves and then to write on your special message.

Perfect for: Mothers day, birthday and Valentines day.

8) Sweet cherry card

Here’s what we used; Buttons, glue and a marker.

How to make it: Glue two red buttons a couple of cm apart. Take your marker and draw two joined cherry stalks and a leaf. Repeat this process to create a second pair of cherries and then use your marker to add a personalised message.

Perfect for: Birthdays, Valentines day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, thank you card, Teacher card and Valentines day.

TP roll peacock craft

TP roll peacock craft

Tp roll peacock craft for kids

If you have been to this blog before you will know that my son and i love animals. Our favourite days out are spent going to animal sanctuaries. Birds are a species that are easily overlooked, they’re not as tall as a giraffe or as cool as a lion but they are certainly beautiful! My niece and nephew recently gifted my son with a peacock feather and this inspired my son to make his own peacock pal. After a bit of playing around we eventually came up with this little cutie – doesn’t he look fab!

Here’s what we used.

  • Tp Roll
  • Blue paint and paintbrush
  • Coloured paper
  • Feathers
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eye stickers (optional)

How to make our TP roll peacock.

Coat your Tp roll in your peacock blue paint and then put it aside to dry.

Whilst your peacock’s body is drying you can work on the tail. Take your paper plate and cut it in half. Keep one half and put the other aside.

tp roll peacock tail

Glue your coloured feathers down following the shape of your paper plate.

cardboard tube peacock body

Once your peacock body is dry you will need to make his face. Give him two little eyes and a folded triangle beak.

cardboard tube peacock craft for kids

Cut out two little elongated feet and fold a tab at the end of each one. Use these tabs to stick your feet inside the bottom of your TP roll, then fold your feet outwards.

Cover the back of your TP roll in glue and then align it centrally and inline with the bottom of your paper plate before sticking it down. Your TP roll peacock is finished! Doesn’t he look awesome?

Here are some more crafts that you may enjoy.

TP Roll Turkey

Tp roll pheasant

Paper plate robin

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