Winter is well on it’s way and the weather is certainly getting colder. The last couple of nights I’ve found myself waking up to put the heating on and wearing a pair of socks to bed! Some parts of the UK have even seen snow over the last few days. I do love snow, it looks beautiful and it’s so much fun to play in, we love snowball fights, building snowmen and tobogganing – there are some great hills around here. However, we live in a small village in the middle of nowhere so its not the most practical! My son is desperate for a white Christmas and with the weather being like it is at the moment it definitely seems like it could be possible. Maybe it’s time for us to stock up the food cupboards in case we get snowed in! All this talk about snow is what what inspired today’s craft, this wobbly paper plate melted snowman. Isn’t he fun?
To give the snowman that melted look, take a pair of scissors and trim around the edge of the paper plate to create a wavy pattern.
Cut out a circle for the snowman’s face (we cut ours from a second plate), then make a spring so that it can be attached. To make the spring all you need to do is cut out two equal strips of paper and glue them at a right angle. Take turns folding one strip over the other and once you reach the end glue the two loose ends together.
Give the snowman a face by gluing on two round eyes, a mouth and a carrot shaped nose.
Glue one end of the spring to the center of the paper plate and then the snowman head to the remaining end. Cut out two twiggy arms and glue one either side of the snowman’s head.
Finish off the adorable plate snowman by adding any extra melted decorations; we added a top hat, some buttons and some mittens. Leave to dry and your snowman is finished!
This cute little shape snowman is another one that we came up with to suit both of my little ones. my son really enjoyed using the scissors to cut out his shapes and my little girl loved gluing down the shapes that i had cut out for her to build her snowman! As an added bonus my daughter was even able to identify circles after making hers – it was a very proud mummy moment! It’s scary how time flies, i remember when crafting was just her using her hands to spread paint everywhere (including the walls!) Now she joins in with ‘big kid’ crafts and is starting to recognize shapes! it’s just crazy how fast that time has passed. If you enjoy these shape crafts let us know and we’ll share some more ideas
Here’s what we used
Coloured backing card
How to make a shape snowman craft
You’ll want to start by cutting out the shapes for your snowman. We used circles for; the body, head, eyes, mouth and buttons and then rectangles for; the arms, fingers, hat and scarf and then a triangle for the nose.
Start by gluing down the main body circles of the snowman. Glue on the arms and fingers either side of the body.
Add the rectangles for the hat and scarf…
Then finish off by adding some circles for the eyes, mouth and buttons. Then finish by sticking down the triangle nose! Why not decorate the snowman some more by adding some round snowflakes or maybe some square presents?! Our snowmen are called Jingle and Ben, what did your little one name theirs?
This sweet and easy little CD penguin craft is so simple to make and a great way to recycle old cds or dvds. We’ve got ours hung up in the window so that it reflects the light and It looks so cute as it twirls around. My little boy really loves making any kind of animal crafts, he’s always been fascinated with creatures big and small. He loves his little penguin and wants to make a whole bunch of CD animals for his window and as we make them we will share them with you too!
Heres what we used
An old CD
How to make our CD penguin
Take your foam and cut out a circle shape for the head and two oval wings. Glue the shapes down in position on your CD and then leave to dry slightly.
Cut out two round eyes, a triangle beak and two little flippers. Stick the eyes and beak down on the head piece and the flippers on the bottom of the CD then leave to dry completely.
If you want to use your penguin as a hanging decoration (they look fab spinning around and reflecting the light!) Simply punch a hole at the top and tie a loop of string through.
How adorable is this cute paper penguin craft?! My little guy and i loved them so much that we made ourselves a little penguin family! We’ve had so much fun making these little cone crafts and have came up with so many fun designs to share with you all. I’m sharing this one first because they’re my son’s absolute favourite – which is no surprise as he loves animals of all kinds!
You will need
Thick construction paper or card (we used orange, white and black)
Sticker eyes (optional)
To make the body
Take a black piece of A4 paper and fold it in half to make a card shape. Then, take a pencil and draw a gradual curve starting from just above the centre of your fold line to the bottom right corner (you’ll need to make sure the curve isn’t too sharp or it won’t match up when folded).
Cut out your shape.
Fold your shape in half and trim off any excess to make sure both sides are even.
Open up your shape to reveal your 4 sections Cover one of your end sections in glue…
and then pull it round and stick it down on the back of your other end section to create a triangular cone.
To make the belly, head and flippers.
Cut out a white arch shape and glue it down centrally on your cone, this will make your penguin’s white belly.
Cut out a black circle for the head. Now you’ll need to give your penguin two eyes. We used eye stickers but if you don’t have these you can simply cut out some white circles and draw on the eye details. You’ll also need to stick down a beak, to make it, simply fold a piece of orange paper in half and using the fold line as the base cut out a triangle to give you a folded diamond shape. Glue one triangle half down on the face and leave the other half free as you can see above.
Next cut out two flipper shapes
and curl one end around a pencil.
The final feature that you will need to make is the feet. Make sure you leave enough room at the back of the feet to fold a tab that you can use to glue them on you penguin – just like you can see above!
Now it’s time to glue all your pieces together! Glue the head down at the top point of your cone. Add a flipper to each side and then using your folded tabs, secure the feet on the inside of your cone and fold them outwards. Your adorable penguin is finished!
Winter is right around the corner and it’s getting cold outside. These wet and icy days are perfect for snuggly days inside with a fun winter craft. This paper plate penguin is adorable and simple – perfect for young children to make with their favourite grownups. My son loves crafts which require practising using scissors and this was a perfect opportunity for him to practise cutting around lines. the best part is – it doesn’t require any fancy materials!
You will need
2 paper plates white paper yellow paper black paint scissors glue
Glue your two paper plates together so that they are just overlapping. Turn your paper plates so that the backs are facing upwards, paint them black and put aside to dry.
Take your yellow paper and Cut out a diamond beak shape by folding your paper in half and cutting out a triangle from the fold line. you will also need to cut out two flipper shapes.
Now, from your white paper; cut out a balloon shape that is wider at the top than at the bottom, this will make your penguins white belly!
Finally you can make your penguin’s eyes by cutting out two white circles and two slightly smaller black circles.
Glue all your pieces in to place to finish your super cute paper plate penguin!