Perfect for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and more! This handprint lovebird card is so sweet and easy to make and Is a great home made card for a variety of occasions
Here’s what we used
Paper and card
Eye stickers/googly eyes
How to make our handprint lovebird card.
First start by painting your little one’s hand and then printing it down onto a piece of paper before putting it aside to dry.
Once the hand print is dry cut it out and glue it on to the front of a folded card.
Cut out a heart shaped wing and glue it onto the handprint bird.
Give the little love bird an eye and a beak.
Next take a marker and draw on two little bird legs.
Depending on the size of the child’s hand there may be a small gap left, if so fill in it with a cut out heart shape and finish off by adding a personalised message to the front. Once dry your card is ready to gift, my little girl loved making these for her friends!
These adorable little bookworm bookmarks are so sweet and simple. They’re perfect for young readers or as a handmade gift for loved ones! We originally made one for Granny but i liked them so much that my little guy wanted to make one for me too and aren’t they just the sweetest?
Heres what we used
How to make these bookworm bookmarks
Start by cutting out the rectangle shape of your bookmark. Then take your scissors and cut out 6-8 little circles. Glue them into an zig-zag pattern to make the bookworm’s body.
Add a face to your bookworm. For ours we added two googly eyes, a paper mouth and two antennae. Once the eyes had secured a little we used a pen to draw around them and add some glasses.
Next it’s time to make book. Cut out a rectangle strip of card that is the same height as your bookmark and then fold it in half to make the book. Trim the width as necessary. Then cut out a slightly smaller rectangle from your white paper and glue it into the centre of the book to make the pages. Use a marker to add a special message.
Finish off by adding any optional decoration and your bookmarks are ready to use or gift!
These adorable heart shaped pizza cards are perfect for a variety of occasions!
Today were back with a little twist on one of our older crafts – the pizza heart card! We thought it would be cute if instead of sticking the hearts onto a card we made the cards themselves heart shaped and we weren’t disappointed! How cute are these little cards? They’re super simple, quick to make and are perfect for a whole range of occasions such as valentines day, fathers day, mothers day and more!
Here’s what you’ll need
Coloured card (we used beige, red, yellow, grey and pink)
How to make our heart shaped pizza cards
Take your pizza base coloured card and fold it in half. Using the bottom corner as the point draw a heart onto the card. Remember to leave part of the fold intact otherwise you’ll end up with two heart shapes rather than one heart card! Once happy with your shape, cut it out.
Cut out a slightly smaller red heart and glue it centrally on to the front of the card.
Now its time to cut out your toppings and glue them onto the front of your card. We went with a classic cheese, ham and mushrooms!
Finish off by adding a special message on the inside and your pizza heart card is ready to gift!
How cute is this little tool belt fathers day card craft? We think it’s adorable! We made this as a fathers day card but It’s perfect as a birthday card for any tradesman or woman too. The best part is that you can totally customize the contents of the pockets to match your recipient’s profession!
You will need
Coloured card (we used blue and light brown)
Coloured paper (we used dark brown, red, green, purple and sliver)
Place your coloured A4 paper in a landscape position. Take the left edge of your card and fold it in to the centre. Then, fold the right side in to the centre to meet it,
Cut out a section from the top of each side of your card to make the shirt shape. Then, fold the inner top corners outwards to the sides of your card to make your collar.
Cut out two dark brown strips and glue them down in line about a third of the way up your card.
Then, take your light brown paper and cut out two pocket shapes. Use a black marker to draw on the stitching and put your pockets to one side for a second.
Next you’ll need to make your tools, you can see above that we cut the handles from coloured paper and then the metal parts from silver paper. You could copy the tools we made or you could change them to suit your profession!
Glue your tools down on the back of you pockets so that they look as if they are just sticking out the top.
Glue the pockets down in place across your belt strip.
Finish off by cutting a light brown rectangle to make the name label. Just like you did with your pockets, use a black pen to draw on the stitching and then write the name of the person you are giving your card to onto the name label. Your super cute tool belt fathers day card is finished!
Ok ok, so this craft doesn’t really fit in with our recent theme of quick and simple. Sometimes though, it’s worth putting in a little extra effort to show some appreciation for a loved one and this little handmade fishing jacket card is pretty cute! My son and I made one for a family members birthday, hes really big into fishing, it’s not really my thing but my partner is in to it aswell so we made him one ready for fathers day too. It might only be April but you can never be too prepared (says me who’s always forgetting and having to panic buy presents the day before)!
You will need
Coloured card (we used; green, brown and black)
Coloured paper (we used; white, blue, orange, beige, red, pink, grey and green)
First you’ll need to take your piece of coloured card. Putting it in a landscape position fold each side in to meet at the centre.
Draw on two small arches to make the sleeve section and then cut them out.
Take the upper inside corners of your jacket and fold them outwards to make a collar.
Next cut out four pocket shapes from your chosen colour.
Now you’ll need to make the contents of the pockets! Start off by cutting out two little arch shapes. Cut a triangle out of the curved side of each one and give each a googly eye to make your fish. Glue your pocket to the front of your fish so that they look as if they are sticking out the top.
Cut out two shiny hook shapes as you can see above and again glue a pocket to the front of them
Next you’ll need to make a float. Cut out a white circle and then draw around it on some coloured paper. Cut out this second circle and then cut it in half, glue one half of the circle down onto your white circle so that is half white half coloured. Then, from the other half cut out a small square and glue it down on the centre of the white edge to make the top of the float. Glue your third pocket down on the front of your float
For the final pocket cut out the shape of a worm. Then either using a pen or paper strips give your worm some stripes. Finish him off by giving him two googly eyes and a smiley mouth, then again glue the final pocket down on the front of him.
Glue your pockets down in place on the front of your jacket. Then, take a pen and write a name tag for your jacket, cut it out and glue it down in place near the collar. The basic shape of your fishing jacket is finished! If you want to add a little fishing rod carry on to the steps below.
Start off by cutting out the basic shapes of your rod. You will need a black oval for the handle, a rounded strip for the body, a large black circle for the reel and three smaller circles with punched holes for the rings.
Glue the body of your rod onto your handle. Space the three rings evenly across the body. Remember to make sure that the holes are not covered so that you can still thread your string through them.
Glue your string down onto your handle and then cover it over with your remaining reel circle. Then, weave your string in and out up through the rings as you can see above.
Cut out two identical hooks by folding your paper in half when cutting. Glue one hook to the front of your string and then match up the other in place on the back. Finally, cut out a small strip and glue it down onto your reel.l to make the reel handle.
Add the rod to the side of your card..
And finish off by adding your message to the inside. Isn’t it adorable? I think it was well worth the extra effort!