These adorable paper heart garlands are so sweet and simple and are perfect for children to make and gift on special occasions – they also make great budget friendly party decor too!
Here’s what we used
How to make a paper heart garland.
Start by cutting out the paper strips that you will use for your heart. We used four for each side. Cut out the strips for one side first, each strip should be the same width but you’ll need to cut each strip to a different length as you can see above. For out largest strip we used the length of a piece of a4 paper and then we cut each one down by a couple cms each time. Once you have your four strips cut out four identical ones to make the other side of the heart.
Take the smallest strip and add a dab of glue to one end pull the other end round into a tear shape and pinch the two ends together until stuck.
Next take the second shortest strip and again add glue to one end. Attach it to the point of your first tear drop shape and then take the other end and glue it down onto the other side of the tear drop to create a second layer.
Repeat this process with the remaining strips you have for this side
Repeat the previous steps to create a second tear drop shape.
To hang your hearts as part of a garland or as an individual decoration; Cut out a small rectangle strip the same width as the strips you used to make your heart and punch a hole at one end.
Glue the two sides of the heart together with the hanging strip to dry. Repeat this process to make as many hearts as you need, once dry use the hole punched part of the strips to thread the strings through and create your paper heart garland!
These adorable paper flower bouquets are so sweet and easy to make and are perfect as handmade gifts for children to make and give to loved ones for mothers day, valentines day, birthdays and more!
Here’s what we used
Coloured card / coloured paper
How to make these adorable paper flower bouquets.
Take the coloured paper and cut out a square which you will use to make the bouquet. Turn the paper so that you have one corner pointing directly towards you. Take the corner from the left side and fold it in to the centre then repeat this process with the right corner to make a kite shape as above.
Cut out two equal teardrop shapes, take one of the teardrops and cut it directly in half from the point. Take the two halves and glue them onto the whole teardrop facing slightly outwards to make the tulip head. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of flower heads.
Next cut out some thin rectangle stalks and some pointed leaves. Glue the flower heads onto the stalks and then add the leaves.
Stick the flowers down inside the bouquet.
Glue down the two sides of the bouquet and the cut out your heart shape and glue it on to the front of the bouquet. Finally finish your adorable paper flower bouquets with a cute personalised message.
How adorable is this cute handmade flower card? They’re so quick and easy to make and are perfect as handmade valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, birthday or teacher cards. All you need is a few basic materials!
Here’s what we used
How to make our cute flower card craft!
Start by taking your piece of card and folding it in half to make the card shape. Next take your chosen colour paper and cut out four long strips (we used the entire vertical length of the paper). Glue the Paper down in a star shape on the front of the card as above.
Add a bit of glue to the end of each strip and fold them inwards to stick in the center.
Cut out and glue down a circle to make the center of the flower. Next take your marker and draw the stem of the flower before cutting out and adding a leaf.
Finish off your card by adding a special message to the front and your cute handmade flower card is ready to gift!
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!
I just love this adorable paper plate umbrella craft. With all the wet and windy weather that we’ve been having lately this was the perfect craft for us to gather around the Kitchen table and do! My kids had loads of fun making these and it was a great way to burn half an hour too.
First we started with the fun part – finger painting! Take a piece of paper and using finger paints design a backdrop, for example my kids made lots of spotty raindrops and some squiggly clouds! Once finished pop your backdrop aside to dry.
Take the paper plate and cut it in half . Cut a wiggly line into the bottom to make the shape of the umbrella. Now it’s time for decorating the umbrellas! My kids used Tissue paper squares with glue but you can use anything you like.
Once the back drop and umbrella are dry take a piece of coloured paper and cut out the shape of the umbrella handle. Glue the handle onto the umbrella and then the umbrella on to the backdrop! Aren’t these just adorable? They’re great as a supporting activity when learning about seasons or weather.