How adorable is this baby triceratops? My son is mad about all things dinosaur and he just loved making and playing with this little cute hatching dinosaur egg craft. We’ve added it to his dinosaur themed bedroom next and it looks fab!
First we started by making our dinosaur egg. To do this, take the paper plate and cut a zig zag line directly through the middle of it. Take the paints and sponge them across the eggs to decorate them – my kids loved this bit! Once they are finished pop them aside to dry.
Cut out a circle for the dinosaur’s body and then a slightly smaller one for it’s head (you may want to check that they fit the egg before continuing)
Cut out several colourful semi circles to make the triceratops’ frill and then glue them down in place around the top 2/3 of its head.
Now add the triceratops three pointy horns and a triangular beak
Then add two eyes to finish the triceratops’ head
Glue the head circle on to the body circle and then take one half of the dried paper plate egg and glue it onto the front of the triceratops as above. Cut out to little feet and stick them onto the front of the egg so that it looks as if it’s feet are popping out.
Take a split pin and secure the two halves of egg together at one corner. Now the egg can move and the baby dinosaur can hatch! once dry your hatching eggs are finished!
How adorable are these little pom pom Easter bunnies – we just love them!
Spring is fast approaching and Easter is not far behind it! These adorable little pom pom bunnies are one of my favorite crafts to make. I’ve slightly adjusted our normal design to make it easier for the kids and to suit the materials in their craft room but we think they are adorable. Ideally you want a glue gun to ensure the features are well stuck so this craft is perfect for children to make with a grownup. These adorable bunnies are so simple to craft and make a fab handmade Easter gift.
Here’s what we used
Pom pom makers (optional)
Small pom poms
Glue gun (White glue does work but takes longer to dry!)
How to make these adorable pom pom Easter bunnies
To start you will need to make a pom pom for the body and a slightly smaller pom pom for the head, ensure you leave the tail from your tying yarn long. If you haven’t made pom poms before you can find a guide here for how to make pom poms using a maker and a guide on how to make pom poms using only fingers!
Once made, Take your two pom poms and tie them tightly together using the lengths of your tying yarn. We like to double knot ours two times just to make sure they’re secure. Now take the scissors and trim the pom poms to the desired shape and fluffiness!
From the felt cut out two little bunny ears and then glue them in place deep inside the pom pom.
Glue on two little eyes and a nose.
Tip: for our bunny’s eyes we snipped open some googly eyes and used the black discs from inside!
Add a little pom pom tail to the back and once dry your little Easter bunny is finished!
I cant believe it’s almost Easter already. The shops have already started stocking eggs and bonnets and the children are starting to learn the easter story. One thing my son is really looking forward to is the easter egg hunts. We always have one at home and were lucky enough to have to live in a fab community which hosts a couple. So for crafting today he wanted to make some Easter eggs in a basket, after a little bit of thinking we came up with this Woven Easter basket craft and i have to say – I’m pretty chuffed with how they have turned out!
You will need
Dark and light brown paper
A plate to draw around
To start you will need to make the shape of your basket. To do this we usually draw halfway round a small plate. Once you have cut out your shape you need to draw 5 or 6 vertical lines on it, try to spread them fairly evenly.
Use the tip of your scissors to score along the lines or simply fold the paper slightly and cut along them. Then, take your lighter paper and cut out some strips that are at least 1cm wider than your basket shape.
Weave your strips into your basket following an under then over pattern. Remember to alternate how you start your strips. If you started your last one by going over then start the next one by going under. Trim off the excess and glue down the lose ends.
To make your handle, draw halfway around the same small plate that you used before and cut out your semi circle.
Cut a smaller semi circle from the inside of your big semi circle to give you your handle. Glue it down on the back of your basket base.
Cut out and decorate your easter egg shapes.
Finally, glue down your Easter eggs in place on the back of your basket and you are finished! How cute does your Easter basket look? All ready for a visit from the Easter bunny!