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
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!
How cute is this simple paper snowman craft? My nephew and I made these way back before Christmas to go on our seasons wall and i completely forgot to share them, so here they are now – a bit late for Christmas but still in time for some fun winter crafting!
How to make this adorable and simple paper snowman craft
take your piece of white card and cut out a large circle to make the snowman’s body and a slightly smaller one to make its head.
Cut out some circular coal buttons, two stick arms and a scarf then glue them onto the snowman’s body.
Next take the smaller circle that will be the snowman’s head and cut out and glue on two circular eyes, a triangle carrot nose and a hat/bow/earmuffs. Finish off the face by taking a black marker and adding a dotty coal mouth.
Glue the head circle in place on top of the body and your simple paper snowman is finished and ready to display!
Handmade gifts are a great way to show someone special a little bit of love. These super cute snowman sweet jars were so easy make, I made these for the kids in our family and filled them full of their favorite sweets/chocolates for Christmas and they just LOVED them! These are also great as homemade hot choccy jars too!
Here’s what i used
Pom pom maker
Coloured pom poms
How to make a snowman sweet jar
Start by making a large pom pom roughly the same size as the lid of your jar. If you haven’t made a pom pom before you can find an easy guide to making one with and without a pom pom maker here.
Next we need to make the snowman’s cozy earmuffs. To do this take a small length of pipecleaner and glue a pom pom on both ends. Add any other optional decorations such as bows and the glue the ear muffs into place on the pom pom snowman.
Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose
Next cut out a long strip of coloured felt to make the scarf. Make several snips in each end and then use your glue gun to attach the scarf onto the jar lid as above.
Glue the pom pom head onto the scarf and jar lid and once dry your snowman sweet jars are finished! These are great as homemade Christmas decor or for gifting to loved ones!
This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it’s never too early to start Christmas crafting, We’ve had a quiet couple of days at home to try and get over a cold and to keep ourselves busy we’ve been bust trying out our new pom pom makers! i just love how this reindeer turned out and were currently in the process of making each of Santa’s reindeer as part of a cute Christmas display that we have planned. If you and your kids have go at making one we’d love to see how it turned out, did you know we’re now on Facebook? you can share pictures with us there.
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
Red pom pom
Tacky glue/glue gun
How to make a pom pom reindeer ornament
Start by making a large brown pom pom. If you haven’t made one before you can find a quick guide here. You don’t need a pom pom maker to make a cute pom pom!
Tie a yarn loop and glue it down into place inside the top of the pom pom
Take a pipecleaner and fold it in half to create the top antler. Twist it secure about 2-4cm from the bend. Pinch a second antler on either side and twist them together at the base to secure. Part the yarn of the pom pom and glue the antlers into place either side of the loop at the top of the head
Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose and your pom pom reindeer ornament is finished!
Yes, I know its not even October yet but it’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas! We actually made these last year right before Christmas but we were so busy get ready for the big day that I didn’t actually get around to sharing them in time. These adorable cupcake liner Christmas cards were so easy for the older kids to make and look just as good as any store bought alternative, which is why i’m sharing them in september – just in case I forgot them again (i probably would!!)
Here’s what we used
How to make these cupcake liner Christmas cards.
Take your first cupcake liner and fold it in half with the design facing outwards. Fold the two end corners into the bottom middle of the cupcake case to make a triangular shape.
Add some glue to the folded sides of the cupcake case and secure it down onto your card. Then repeat the previous step with another cake case but this time fold it 2/3rs of the way inwards instead of to the centre so that its a bit wider. Glue your second cupcake case down tucked just inside the first cake case.
Repeat this process a third time, this time only fold the sides in about 1/3rd of the way to the centre so that its bigger again. Glue the third cupcake case down so that its tucked just inside the middle one.
Cut out and glue a star as your tree topper and a rectangle for the trunk. Add any optional decorations and a message inside then the card is ready to gift!