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!
This adorable paper cup giraffe puppet is not only fun and easy to make but can also provide hours of fun imaginative play too. we made ours using card scraps and my daughter just loves him!
Here’s what we used
Coloured card (yellow, orange and black)
Coloured paper (orange)
2 Paper cups
How to make our paper cup giraffe puppet
Take your yellow card and cut out two large outer ears and then two smaller inner ears from the orange. Glue the pieces together to make the ears and then fold a small tab at the bottom of each ear and glue it in place inside the paper cup. next cut out two long giraffe horns and glue them in place between the ears as above.
Add two Googly eyes to the top of the head paper cup and two round black nostrils to the base. Then cut out several orange paper splotches and glue them all over both cups of the giraffe.
Next you’ll need to make five paper springs (4 legs and 1 neck). To make a spring take two equal length strips and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and then secure the end with glue.
Next cut out four round card circles for the feet and glue one to the end of each spring leg.
Attach the head and body together using a spring as above and then glue the 4 legs in place on the underside of the body cup.
To finish your paper cup giraffe puppet cut a fair length of string and glue one end just inside the rim of the head cup and the other inside the body. Once dry your adorable giraffe is finished and ready to dance!
This adorable handprint flower pot art is so simple to make and is a perfect keepsake to gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and many other occasions!
Here’s what you will need
How to make our handprint flower vase art
Start by drawing around little one’s hand and then cutting out 3-5 handprints from your different coloured paper.
Next cut out an equal amount of green paper stems to match the amount of handprint flowers. Glue the stems onto the back of the flowers. Then glue the flowers down onto your paper with all the stems directing towards the middle of the page
Cut out the shape of your flower pot and add any extra decoration you would like. We used some ribbon to make a bow on ours! Glue the flower pot down at the bottom of your page across the stems.
Finish off by adding a few paper leaves and any optional extra message and your picture is done and ready to display once dry! Don’t these look adorable?
How cute is this caterpillar pencil pot craft? My daughter is at a stage where she really loves drawing and colouring but one thing she doesn’t love is when her pencils are constantly rolling off the table! This little cutie solves that problem and was super fun to make too!
Here’s what you’ll need
Glue gun or pva and pegs
A pipe cleaner
How to make this caterpillar pencil pot craft
First start by taking your cardboard rolls and cutting them to different lengths. We placed our full sized roll in the middle and then cut the rolls either side descending in height.
Now it’s time to add some colour to the caterpillar. Paints are a great option but this time we decided to use coloured paper. We cut out a strip of paper the same height as the roll and long enough to wrap around it and then glued it on.
Repeat the previous steps until all rolls are colored, then take your glue gun and glue the rolls together to make the caterpillar shape.
Cut out and glue on two eyes and a nose. Then take your pipe cleaner and fold it in half before using the glue gun to secure it down inside the head section of the caterpillar to make the antennae.
Glue a little foot shape onto each body roll of the caterpillar then optionally mount your pencil pot on to some card. Once dry your super cute caterpillar pencil pot is finished and ready to use!
These adorable paper heart garlands are so sweet and simple and are perfect for children to make and gift on special occasions – they also make great budget friendly party decor too!
Here’s what we used
How to make a paper heart garland.
Start by cutting out the paper strips that you will use for your heart. We used four for each side. Cut out the strips for one side first, each strip should be the same width but you’ll need to cut each strip to a different length as you can see above. For out largest strip we used the length of a piece of a4 paper and then we cut each one down by a couple cms each time. Once you have your four strips cut out four identical ones to make the other side of the heart.
Take the smallest strip and add a dab of glue to one end pull the other end round into a tear shape and pinch the two ends together until stuck.
Next take the second shortest strip and again add glue to one end. Attach it to the point of your first tear drop shape and then take the other end and glue it down onto the other side of the tear drop to create a second layer.
Repeat this process with the remaining strips you have for this side
Repeat the previous steps to create a second tear drop shape.
To hang your hearts as part of a garland or as an individual decoration; Cut out a small rectangle strip the same width as the strips you used to make your heart and punch a hole at one end.
Glue the two sides of the heart together with the hanging strip to dry. Repeat this process to make as many hearts as you need, once dry use the hole punched part of the strips to thread the strings through and create your paper heart garland!