This super cute paper flower craft is so sweet and simple to make and is a perfect way to welcome in the spring season! Not only do these look great on display but they also make a cute art piece for children to make and gift!
Here’s what we used
White, green and yellow paper
How to make our paper daisy craft
Cut out several equal sized strips of white paper. Take six strips and glue them together in a flower like shape on to your paper – remember to only glue the centre and leave the ends of the strips loose.
Take the end of each strip, bring it inwards and glue it down in the middle of the flower.
Cut out and glue on a circle to make the centre of the flower.
Repeat the previous steps to make the desired amount of daisies.
Cut out a strip of green paper to make the stem and then add some green leaves.
Next, Cut out a strip of paper a few cms longer than the bottom of the picture and on one side cut out several triangles to make some spiky grass. Fold a small tab on each side of the grass and then use the tabs to glue the grass onto the picture. Once dry your little one’s cute paper daisy craft is ready to display!
Christmas is right around the corner and we’re officially at the stage where we make and post our Christmas cards! My son and I wanted to share this little design with you because it’s so simple but looks adorable too. We’ve been making these since he was tiny, I used to help him with the tricky bits but now he’s all grown up he barely even asks for my help. It’s amazing how fast he is growing and gaining independence. Sometimes I wish time would slow down a little but I’m so super proud of him! His little Christmas tree card designs really are adorable and we can’t wait to share them with loved ones.
Here’s what we used
Decorations (we used sequins and buttons!)
How to make our super simple Christmas tree cards.
To make our cards we did our design on white paper and then mounted it on to card but drawing straight on card looks fab too! Take a green marker and starting at the center near the top of your card draw a gradually snaking line downwards, getting wider as you near the bottom.
Cut out a star shape and glue it in place at the top of your tree line.
Add some colourful decorations all along the tree line. Then take a marker and add a little stump at the bottom of the tree.
We finished off by mounting our design onto some red card. Dont they look adorable? So simple too!
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If you’ve followed the blog at all you will know that my son is mad about all things under the sea. He loves learning about the ocean environment and its inhabitants though his books and we read some of national geographic kids ultimate oceanpedia almost every single day. He loves watching documentaries together too and more often than not hes the one teaching me something new! It was actually him who gave me the idea for this cute paper plate jellyfish when he said how he thought the bubble wrap from our parcel looked like a jellyfish. I’d already planned to get some paints out for him and his sister so we merged the two ideas and came up with these little cuties!
Here’s what we used
A good sized paper plate
Paintbrush or sponges
Paper (we used pink, black and white)
How to make a cute paper plate jellyfish.
First take your paper plate and cut a wavy line down through the center. You can make two jellyfish from one paper plate.
Take one half of your paper plate and use your sponges and paint to decorate it. When you have finished, pop your paper plate to one side to dry.
Whilst your paper plate is drying, cut out some strips of bubble wrap and lightly paint the bubble side. Put these aside to dry with your plate.
Once your jellyfish head is dry you can give your jellyfish a face. To make our eyes we used a large white circle for the outer eye, a slightly smaller black circle for the pupil and a small white circle for the light spot. For the mouth we just cut out a small semi-circle piece of pink card.
Finish off your jellyfish by gluing your dried bubble wrap strips centrally on the back of your paper plate.
Your adorable paper plate jellyfish craft is finished! Aren’t they just the cutest? They look fab on walls, display boards and hung up from the ceiling.
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How adorable is this paper plate triceratops craft? They might actually be one of my favourite crafts that we have ever made! We were inspired to make a dinosaur craft after learning about some dinosaurs from National Geographic’s ultimate dino-pedia book. My little guy loves looking looking at the pictures and learning facts about all the different dinosaurs and this little craft seemed like a fun way to extend the activity. My dino mad son loves his little triceratops’ and has them proudly displayed on his wall. We had so much fun making these little guys and they were just so simple and easy to make too, perfect for my preschool age boy.
If you are not using coloured paper plates you’ll want to start off by painting your paper plate and leaving it to dry. Once dry, take some coloured paper and cut out some semi-circles. Glue them half way around your paper plate to make your Triceratops’ frill.
Next give your triceratops two eyes. We used a white circle, a coloured circle and black circle and stuck them together to make ours.
Then, cut out a rounded triangle for the beak and glue it down just below your triceratops’ eyes.
Finish off by cutting out two curved horns and one straight one. Glue the curved horns on either side of the top of the head and then the straight one in the centre of the beak as you can see above. Your paper plate triceratops is finished! How adorable are they? Totally roarsome!
Here are some more dinosaur crafts that you may enjoy
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I’m back again with another wooden spoon puppet craft that we made to go with our cardboard puppet theatre! Today’s puppet is this awesome wooden spoon pirate captain puppet that my son dreamed up and I helped him make. We have had so much fun on this project and I think this might be one of my favourite puppets that we have made so far. We’ve made up several different stories around him and my little lad is already coming up with loads of ideas for accessories that we can make to go with him too!
Self adhesive felt(we prefer to use self adhesive rather than felt and felt glue as it means that my son can do the sticking rather than just watch me doing it all. We just only peel off the bits we want to stick).
How to make our wooden spoon pirate captain puppet
Start off by taking your lollipop stick and gluing it centrally across the neck of your wooden spoon, this will make the pirate’s arm. Then you’ll need to give your pirate a face. We started off by cutting out and sticking down a beard, we then added the hat on top before sticking on two grumpy eyes and a mouth.
To make the t-shirt, place your captain on to the back of your felt and draw your shirt shape around it on to the paper backing before cutting it out. Remember your shirt will need to be wider than your puppet frame in all places.
To save felt you could just stick one shirt piece to the front. However, we’re planning on using our puppets long term so wanted to make them sturdy as possible. We drew around our shirt shape and cut out a second identical piece to make the back. If you decide to cut out a back piece too remember to draw around the shirt with both felt sides facing outwards as they will be on the spoon, otherwise your pieces might not match up!
To attach your pirate shirt, peel off the backing paper and attach one to the front of your spoon and one to the back. Pinch the two sides together to meet and secure in the middle. Repeat the same process to make a little pair of trousers.
Finish off your pirate by adding some decoration. We cut out some yellow felt strips for the sleeves and the bottom of his shirt and we also added some yellow buttons. Finally we gave our pirate a sword by cutting out a white blade with a black hilt and sticking them together on one of our lollipop stick hands