This cute paper stingray craft was perfect for my ocean obsessed son, making them is a great way to kill an hour and then they provide many more hours of fun as a cute handmade toy. The best part is these little stingrays are so simple to make and only requires cheap basic materials too!
Here’s what we used
Clean Toilet roll tube
How to make this paper stingray craft
Take your stingray coloured paper and cut out a circular shape with a slightly narrower curve on one side to make the nose.
Add some double sided tape to the top part of the toilet roll and stick the paper onto the toilet roll so that the roll is beneath the nose and stretching down the body
Cut out a long thin point to make the stingrays tail and then stick it in place on the underside of the stingray’s body.
Add two eyes and a cute smiley mouth to the nose of your stingray.
And then finally add any optional decorations; we cut out several spots and glued them onto ours! Once totally dry the stingrays are finished and are ready to be played with or displayed!
How adorable is this little toilet roll astronaut craft? What with being at home so much over lockdown, my little guy has got fed up with playing with the same toys. So to pass some time we decided to make our own new toys. We made some bottle space rockets and these little space men. My son absolutely loves them, hes played with these so much more than any of the toys we’ve bought from the shops. He makes up his own little narratives and ‘whooshes’ them around the house. We even have little cardboard box space stations set up in different rooms. Why not have a go at making your own?
Here’s what we used
Take your TP roll and measure a length of paper the same height as it and wide enough to wrap around it. Glue the edges of your paper and secure it around your tube.
Cut out an egg shape for the face and decorate it with some eyes, a nose and a mouth. Then, take your face shape and glue it near the top of your TP roll.
Next you’ll need to make the springs for your arms and legs. To do this, take two strips of paper and glue them at a right angle as you can see above, then take turns accordian folding them one over the other before gluing them together at the end. You’ll need to make 4 springs.
Glue your 4 springs in position as arms and legs.
Cut out two over sized space mit shapes and two big space boots. Glue them in place on the end of your springs.
Finish off by adding some fun decorational buttons and strips and your astronaut is ready to be played with! Doesn’t he look fab?