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!
After a couple of weeks off, we’re back again with another fun and easy spring craft idea! I just love pom pom crafts. When i was little i would sit with my nan for hours making Pom poms to go on little bobble hats for her knitted snowman teddies. We used to use the little cardboard circles, they were so fiddly and we’d spend hours threading them in and out. Thankfully now we know a few easier ways to make pom poms and I’m so pleased how this little pom pom spring chick craft turned out, They were fab as little Easter decorations too!
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
How to make our pom pom spring chick craft
First you will need to start by making two different sized pom poms. You can find a guide on how to make pom poms here.
Once you have your two pom poms. There are are two ways in which you can do this. For ours we simply used the long strands of tying yarn to tie them tightly together with a double knot before trimming them to length.
The other way you can secure them together is by trimming the tying yarn and then using a glue gun to stick the two pom poms together.
Next it’s time to give the pom pom chick a face. For ours we glue on two googly eyes, a felt beak and a pretty ribbon bow.
Finish off by gluing on two felt wings and two little feet. Once dry the chick is finished, isn’t he a cutie? Perfect as an Easter gift, handmade toy or to decorate an Easter bonnet!