These sweet little pipe cleaner flowers are Just adorable! Once you’re used to the process they’re super easy to make and are such a cute little project for older children to make and gift or keep and display!
Here’s what we used
How to make these cute pipe cleaner flowers
Start by taking two of the same colored pipe cleaner and twisting them together to make one large stem.
Fold a small loop near the center of the pipe cleaner and then twist it secure at the point where the two pipe cleaners were joined.
Create a second loop next to the first and twist it at the same center point to secure it.
Repeat this step to create a total of 5 or 6 loops and then twist the loose end around the center of the flower to secure it.
Take the pipe cleaner that you will be using for the center of the flower and wrap it around the center of the flower going in and out of each petal as you do. Secure it in place by tucking the end in under the center piece you just wrapped.
Next take the green pipe cleaner and push it up under the back of the center pipe cleaner. Bend the top of it down over the centre to secure. Finally add a leaf by folding a small piece of pipe cleaner into a loop and then twisting in onto the stem. The flower is finished and ready to gift or display; Why not repeat this process until you have a whole bunch of flowers!
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!
Today we’ve been busy with yet more card crafts. This cute Pizza heart card is one my son wanted to make for his dad and we even used his favourite pizza toppings too! My little guy had a lot of fun making this card. it’s perfect for large groups to make for loved ones too, just stick the base pieces and toppings in the middle of the table!
You will need
Coloured paper Scissors Glue A marker pen
How to make a Pizza Valentines card!
First you will need to take the colour paper that you are using for your pizza base. Cut out a large heart and glue it near the top of your folded card.
Cut out a slightly smaller red heart and glue it down on top of your first heart to make your tomato base.
Now you will need to cut out your pizza toppings! My son wanted to make his dad’s favourite pizza, so we cut out some yellow strips for cheese, some grey mushrooms and some pink heart shaped ham pieces.
Glue your toppings down onto your pizza. We did the cheese on the bottom and then the other toppings on top.
Add your favourite pizza pun and your card is finished! All you have to do now is write your special message inside.