Yes, I know its not even October yet but it’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas! We actually made these last year right before Christmas but we were so busy get ready for the big day that I didn’t actually get around to sharing them in time. These adorable cupcake liner Christmas cards were so easy for the older kids to make and look just as good as any store bought alternative, which is why i’m sharing them in september – just in case I forgot them again (i probably would!!)
Here’s what we used
How to make these cupcake liner Christmas cards.
Take your first cupcake liner and fold it in half with the design facing outwards. Fold the two end corners into the bottom middle of the cupcake case to make a triangular shape.
Add some glue to the folded sides of the cupcake case and secure it down onto your card. Then repeat the previous step with another cake case but this time fold it 2/3rs of the way inwards instead of to the centre so that its a bit wider. Glue your second cupcake case down tucked just inside the first cake case.
Repeat this process a third time, this time only fold the sides in about 1/3rd of the way to the centre so that its bigger again. Glue the third cupcake case down so that its tucked just inside the middle one.
Cut out and glue a star as your tree topper and a rectangle for the trunk. Add any optional decorations and a message inside then the card is ready to gift!
With my children being 4 and 1 the difference in their crafting abilities is pretty wide. For example my eldest has mastered using scissors now but the idea of my little girl anywhere near a pair of scissors makes me very, very nervous! Though as they have got older and started to really play together they always want to make the same things as the other. With that in mind we usually leave the more difficult crafts for when my girl is napping and keep the simpler ones to do together so that no one is left out.
This cute little paper plate Christmas pudding craft was just perfect to do together! My son was able to make his independently whilst I sat nearby and my daughter was able to use it as a fun Painting and sticking craft with me doing the cutting out for her and don’t they just look adorable?!
Here’s what we used
Light and dark brown paints
Red pom poms
How to make our paper plate Christmas pudding
Start by colouring In your Christmas pudding! Coat the paper plate in brown paint and then help little one to make light brown splodges by either using a brush or fingerprinting.
Take the second paper plate and near the halfway line cut out the wavy shape of the icing. Glue the icing plate down matched up with the edge of the pudding plate.
Cut out two green holly leaves and glue them in place at the top of the icing.
Take some pom poms and glue them down in place at the centre of the leaves to make the holly berries.
Add any extra optional decorations and the adorable paper plate Christmas pudding is finished!
It’s been a quiet couple of weeks on the crafting front. Like many others we’ve slowly been trying to adjust to the new school routine with the new covid regulations that are in place. Whilst we still find time for crafting its obviously not as much as it was before and when we do the quality time is so nice that i often forget to take pictures of our craft ideas! Don’t worry though, going forwards I’ll still be sharing plenty of craft ideas, just sometimes without the help of my little sidekick! I’m still missing him massively during the days but it’s so fab to see him playing with the other children and learning new things every day! Right now he’s been getting really excited about Halloween. He’s already picked out his scooby doo costume and can’t wait until we can go get his pumpkin to carve. Hence today’s craft, these cute and easy cupcake liner Halloween pumpkins!
Here’s what we used
Orange cupcake liner
Black, brown and green markers
Position the cupcake liners flat on a piece of paper and then secure them down with glue.
Draw faces on to each cupcake case using a black pen. This is a great time to talk about different emotions with your little ones. Is their pumpkin happy or sad or angry etc?
Finish off the pumpkins by adding a stalk, leaf and tendril. Arent they just the cutest? Such a fun and easy way to keep little ones entertained. These little cupcake liner Halloween pumpkins look fab on handmade Halloween cards too!
Todays craft is another sweet and easy one. This little cupcake liner flower craft is perfect to make for both gifting and for displaying at home. My 4yo found these simple enough to make on his own and didnt want any help at all made! He actually made me a whole little flower garden to decorate an empty space on these shelf. We really like these little flowers and think that they would be fab as a handmade gift for mothers day, birthdays, valentines day or just as a fun summery craft!
Heres what we used
Large cupcake liners
Medium cupcake liners
Green paper straws
How to make our cupcake liner flower craft.
Take your cupcake liner and fold it in half three times to give you a small triangular shape.
Now take your scissors and round off the wide side of your cupcake liner so that it looks like a petal.
Open up your cupcake liner to reveal your beautiful flower. Then take your smaller sized liner and glue it down in the centre of your flower as you can see above.
Take your straw and glue it centrally on the back of your flower. You may have to hold it for a few seconds until it bonds together. Finish your flower by cutting out a triangular cupcake liner leaf and gluing it around your straw. Your cute cupcake liner flower craft is finished! Why not make a whole bouquet to keep or gift?