This ‘pick n mix’ kind of craft where you just pop everything in the middle and the kids go wild coming up with their own wild and wacky craft is always so much fun and is my favourite kind for pre-schoolers and toddler groups! Each design always turns out so unique and wonderful which makes this haunted house shape collage craft perfect for decorating Halloween themed displays boards.
Here’s what we used
Black, white and coloured paper
Making a haunted house shape collage
To set this craft up we simply took our colored paper and cut out several different sized shaped from each color, then popped them in the center of table with a pot of glue.
The kids then picked out the larger shapes and began sticking them down to create the base of their houses.
They then added smaller shapes to make doors, windows and extra decorations!
once dry we framed their pictures and stuck them up on the kitchen door – don’t they look fab!
Autumn is my favorite season and with it comes one of my favorites holidays – Halloween! The raincoats and scarves are already out which we’ve taken as a sign that its time to start making some homemade decorations for the spooky season. My kids aren’t really into trick or treating, they’d rather go to a Halloween party or just stay home, dress up and watch a movie which sounds perfect to me! One thing we do love to do together though is decorate the house. so today we’ve started making our decorations with this fun paper plate shape pumpkin craft! These are great practice for children like my daughter who are just learning their shapes.
Here’s what we used
Orange paint and paintbrush
How to make a paper plate shape pumpkin
Take the paper plate and cover it completely in orange paint before popping it aside to dry.
From the black paper cut out several different shapes that can be used to make the pumpkins face. We used triangles, squares and circles. Glue the shapes down onto the paper plate to make the face.
Cut out and glue on a shape for the stalk and leaf then put to one side to dry. Once completely dry the paper plate pumpkins are ready to display!
We’d love to see what pumpkin designs your little ones make! Did you know you can now share them with us on Facebook?
Earlier on we made some adorable kawaii bunny cards to celebrate Easter. I absolutely loved them so my son and I decided to adapt them to make this cute kawaii bunny craft to frame and hang in his sister’s bedroom (which we are in the process of decorating). They look adorable and the fact that her big brother helped make them makes them all the more cute! why not make some to decorate with or gift?
You will need:
To start you will need to take your white card and cut out your bunny shape. The easiest way to make your bunny is to draw an egg shape for the face, then add on two elongated ears. Don’t worry about messy lines as you can use this as the back of your bunny! (Once my scanner is up and running I will upload a template to make this step even easier – watch this space!)
Once you have cut out your bunny face shape, mount it on to your chosen colour backing paper/card. Then cut out and stick down two coloured ovals to make the inner ears.
Now to make your eyes. The eyes shown above are the easiest to make. To make the big cute open one, cut out a black circle then add a white circle and then another slightly smaller white circle to make the light spots. To make the happy squinting eyes, cut out three rounded strips and glue them into a triangular shape as above.
Glue down your eyes and then from your black paper, cut out a number 3 shape to make the mouth.
Cut out two pink ovals to make the rosy cheeks and then optionally cut out an hourglass shape and a circle to make a bow. Glue down your pieces and your super cute kawaii bunny craft is finished! Don’t they look adorable?
The last few days we’ve been busy trying to come up with some sweet and simple crafts that are really easy for children to make at home. With the current situation most of us are spending pretty much all of our time at home and when its rains and pours, most of that time is indoors. Crafting is a really fun way for children to pass some time and even if its not your cup of tea, these crafts are really simple, straighforward and easy to make – just like this super cute and simple Easter chick collage!
You will need
Coloured paper (yellow, green and orange)
To make the body you’ll need to cut out two yellow circles; one slightly smaller than the other. To get good sizings we drew around the outside of a roll of sellotape for the body and then around the inside for the head. Glue your two circles down in position overlapping slightly as you can see in the picture above.
Cut out an orange triangle for the beak and two curvy tridents for the legs and feet. Glue your pieces down in place.
Glue down a googly eye on the head circle of your Easter chick. Now take your marker and use it to draw on a U shaped wing.
Take your ribbon and tie it in to a bow. Glue your bow down in place where your body circle meets the head circle. Finish off by cutting out a green tuft of grass and gluing it on to your picture. You could even go on to draw on some flowers and some butterflies or bumble bees!
My son is always collecting leaves, I’m not quite sure why, its just something he’s always done. Usually we make cute little nature pictures from them but sadly once off the tree, leaves don’t last very long! This time we decided to use our leaves to make a picture we could keep. We’ve made a leafy hedgehog collage a few times and we thought this time why not use wax rubbings of our leaves so that we can keep him and hang him on the wall!
You will need
Leaves background paper white paper Wax crayons Brown paper Black marker Googly eye or marker scissors & glue
Its best to start your hedgehog by making his face, this gives the glue time to dry before you add your leaves. To make the face all you need to do is cut out a brown triangle and stick it down on one side of your paper. Then, give your hedgehog an eye and a nose! (you could always cut out a fancier shaped head – Triangles are just easy for my little guy to cut out!)
Now to make your wax rubbings! To do so, simply place your leaf face up under your piece of white paper. Lay your wax crayon on its side and rub it over your paper where your leaf is. Depending on how hard your crayon is you may need to add a little pressure. We used around 12 leaf rubbings per hedgehog but it will depend on the size of your leaves!
Now you need to cut out your lead rubbings! Young children may find it easier if you draw them a guide line to follow around each leaf.
Finally, glue your leaf rubbings down to create your hedgehogs spiky body. How Cute does he look!?