Pom Pom spiders

Pom Pom spiders

These adorable spiders are so quick and easy to make and are great as homemade halloween decor hung from the ceilings or even just as a cute incy wincy spider inspired craft!

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Here’s what you’ll need

  • 1 large Pom Pom
  • 1 small Pom Pom
  • 4 pipe cleaners (depending on the size of the pom poms you are using you may be able to use 2 pipe cleaners and chop them in half)
  • Two Googly eyes
  • Glue gun

How to make our adorable Pom Pom spider

Take your small pom pom (which will be the spiders head) and use a small blob of glue to attach it to the larger pom pom which will be the spider’s body.

Glue your pipe cleaners centrally across the underside of the spiders belly so that you have 4 legs sticking out each side.

Attach two eyes to the front of your spiders face and optionally add any details such as fangs on a mouth.

Finally bend the pipe cleaners upwards and then outwards to create the shape of the spiders legs. Aren’t these little Pom Pom spiders adorable? We added some stretchy elastic to the back of ours to make a web for the kids to bounce him up and down with!

3 little pigs craft

3 little pigs craft

Here’s what we used

  • Clean toilet or kitchen roll inserts
  • Coloured card
  • Sticker eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our 3 little pigs craft

Take your roll and chop it down to your desired height. Next take your pink card and cut out a strip the same height as your roll and wide enough to wrap completely around it. Glue the card around the roll.

From the same colour cut out two large pig ears and then cut two slightly smaller inner ears from a different shade of pink. Glue the pieces together to make the ears and then stick them in place inside the top of the roll.

Add two eyes on the front of the roll, just below the ears

Now make an oval snout and add two pink nostrils. Glue it on to the middle of the pigs face and use your marker to give the pig a mouth

Cut out a long thin strip with a point at the end to make a tail. Wrap the tail around a pencil to make it curl and then glue it onto the back of the roll to finish your pig! Isn’t he cute?

Rockin’ paper sharks

Rockin’ paper sharks

These rockin’ paper sharks are fun, easy and fast to craft and look great as part of any under the sea display or in an ocean themed room!

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Coloured card (blues, greys, white)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticker eyes (optional)
  • Something circular to draw around (optional)

How to make these cute rocking sharks

Start by drawing around the outside of your circular object and then cutting out your circle piece of paper and folding it in half.

Next take your white paper and cut out a shape with a straight side and then a curved edge. Glue it into position as the shark’s mouth and then trim off any excess. use a black marker to draw on some sharp pointy teeth and then colour in the space between the teeth.

Next take your coloured paper and cut out a long shark’s tail, a side fin and a large dorsal fin. glue the tail in place inside the folded circle, the dorsal fin on the top rear side of the circle and the fin on the front.

Finish off your rockin’ paper sharks by adding a fun Googly eye to each one. We just love these!

Paper cup giraffe puppet

Paper cup giraffe puppet

This adorable paper cup giraffe puppet is not only fun and easy to make but can also provide hours of fun imaginative play too. we made ours using card scraps and my daughter just loves him!

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured card (yellow, orange and black)
  • Coloured paper (orange)
  • String
  • 2 Paper cups
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our paper cup giraffe puppet

Take your yellow card and cut out two large outer ears and then two smaller inner ears from the orange. Glue the pieces together to make the ears and then fold a small tab at the bottom of each ear and glue it in place inside the paper cup. next cut out two long giraffe horns and glue them in place between the ears as above.

Add two Googly eyes to the top of the head paper cup and two round black nostrils to the base. Then cut out several orange paper splotches and glue them all over both cups of the giraffe.

Next you’ll need to make five paper springs (4 legs and 1 neck). To make a spring take two equal length strips and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and then secure the end with glue.

Next cut out four round card circles for the feet and glue one to the end of each spring leg.

Attach the head and body together using a spring as above and then glue the 4 legs in place on the underside of the body cup.

To finish your paper cup giraffe puppet cut a fair length of string and glue one end just inside the rim of the head cup and the other inside the body. Once dry your adorable giraffe is finished and ready to dance!

Paper Dragonflies

Paper Dragonflies

These adorable paper dragonflies are simple and easy to make, perfect for a sunny summers day with the kids!

What you’ll need

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape / glue
  • Googly eyes

How to make our paper dragonflies

Cut out multiple strips of paper making sure each one is thinner and shorter than the last until you have a selection of strips similar to the ones in the picture above.

Take your largest strip and add glue or tape to one and the roll it around and attach it to the other end to form a circular tube. Repeat this step with all of your other strips. With the smallest strip you can flatten it slightly to create a long tail.

Stick all of the tubes together in descending order of size to create the body of the dragonfly.

Next you’ll need to cut out the shapes of your wings. To do this we folded a piece of paper in half then drew a wing from the fold and then opened it out to reveal our double wing shape.

Once you have your two wing shapes stick them together in a cross and then onto the body of the dragonfly

Finish off your adorable paper dragonflies by adding two Googly eyes and any optional facial features!