I originally posted these cute button Christmas trees a couple of years ago as one of my first ever crafts but I decided it was time to revisit them and give the post a little freshen up! My little guy has made several of these today in so many different styles and he has them all lined up in the windowsill like a little Christmas tree forest! I love these little trees and will be sharing a couple of different ideas for how to decorate them.
We finally put our Christmas tree up today and the little ones are starting to get super excited. We won’t be able to have our big family Christmas that we normally have but we’ll make the best of it that we can and what better way to start the season than by decorating the tree and watching home alone! How do you start the festive season?
Here’s what we used
Strong crafting card (flimsy card won’t be able to stand and will bend, if you use thin card you will need to mount it on thick card so it can stand)
For todays craft we decided it was time to use up some of our mountainous pile of tissue paper. We’d recently made some cute rainbow suncatchers and decided it would be nice to add some more colours to our windows. My son decided that we should make some stars. I find stars a pain to draw (I can never get them equal), so we made our star template on the computer and have also added it below to make our cute magic star suncatcher craft that little bit easier for anyone else who has the same problem! I think these suncatcher crafts are loads of fun and hopefully we will have some more to share soon!
First you will need to make your star shape outline. To do this you can either free hand draw a star and then draw another star inside at a 1-2cm gap or you can print, cut out and draw around our star shape. Once you have drawn your star you’ll need to cut it out.
Place your double sided tape around the edges of your star. Then cut out some strips of tissue paper, stretch and stick them tightly across the centre of your star.
Trim around your star to remove any excess.
Then, cut out some long coloured crepe paper strips and using double sided tape secure them to the bottom of your star so that they hang freely.
Your cute magic star suncatcher craft is finished! Dont they just look adorable in the windows!
Today my son decided he wanted to make something for his little sister. how adorable is that? For the last few days she has been absolutely obsessed with a cardboard tube from inside a foil roll, so I suggested perhaps we should turn it into a magic wand for her. He loved the idea and together we came up with this adorable recycled magic wand craft. For the most part we used recycled materials and after i had glued it together he added some craft buttons too. If you’re planning on making one I would definitely recommended using a glue gun if possible, it just makes them so much stronger. Our magic wand still looks completely untouched, even after being bashed around by a year old all day!
You will need
Long cardboard tube (the ones usually found in foil or cling film/saran wrap)
An old cereal box
Any optional decorations
Glue (we used a glue gun because it’s just faster and the glue is a lot more durable. You can use pva, you’ll just need to peg the pieces whilst they dry, it probably won’t hold quite as strongly either)
How to make your recycled magic wand craft
Take your cardboard tube and paint it in your chosen colour. Once finished, pop it to one side to try.
Take your cereal box and cut out two identical stars. The easiest ways to do this are by either cutting two out at once or by drawing around your first one. Once they have both been cut out, paint them in your selected colour. Put your stars aside to dry.
Once your tube is dry, Cut out 6-8 equal lengths of ribbon and using your glue secure one end of each down on the inside of one side of your tube. Leave the other ends loose.
Glue one of your stars onto the tube and then cover all of it’s back edges in glue before securing the other star on the back.
Optionally add some decorations to your magic wand, then you are finished and ready to cast some spells!
I’m back again with yet another fun paper cone craft! If you think i’m running out of these then you’re wrong, We’ve come up with enough designs today to go on for a week. I wanted to share these magical paper cone fairies tonight though as this is the very first fairy craft i have ever uploaded! I must say, i think they are pretty cute too. The main reason that i love making these paper cone crafts so much is because the only material you really need is thick paper or some card – which is perfect for keeping little ones entertained when crafting resources are running low!
You will need
Coloured thick craft paper or card
Sticker eyes (optional)
To make the dress
Take a coloured 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 head, wings and arms.
To make the wings chose a colour paper and fold it in half. Using the fold as the centre cut out a wing shape and then open it back up to give you two wings as you can see above. Glue them centrally across one of your triangles, this will be her back.
Now to make the head! Cut out a round circle for the face and a slightly wider arch to make the hair. Glue the face down onto the hair. Cut out a section from the hair to make the neck and then trim the hair into your chosen shape.
Give your fairy a mouth and two eyes. We used eye stickers but you can simply draw them on or cut out two white eyes and draw the details on to them before gluing them down.
To make the arms cut out two rounded strips
. To make your wand, cut out a small strip of card for the handle and a magic star to go on top. Glue the two pieces together. Then, take one end of one of your arms and fold it inwards, glue your wand in place on this folded section like you can see in the picture above.
Use a dab of glue and pinch the top of the cone so that its flat to attach the head to the body. Glue an arm on the triangle either side of the head and your magical fairy is finished! Don’t they look fab!
Remember I said there might be an influx of unicorn crafts? well here is another one! I’ve been trying to draw out posting them so my feed isn’t just pure unicorns but my niece and I made so many different unicorn crafts the other week that I’m still only half way through! This paper plate baby unicorn is pretty cute though and they were easy enough for my niece to make without any help at all which is a bonus for all the parents working from home right now. All you have to do is oversee to check scissor safety. Of course smaller children might need a lot more help – like my 4yo did.
You will need
Black and white card
From your white card, cut out two large pointy ears. Using your pink paper, cut out two smaller inner ears. Now cut out your rounded unicorn horn from your coloured card. Glue your inner ear pieces down on your outer ears, then secure your ears and horn in place on the back of your paper plate.
Now to make the eyes; cut out two large black circles and two rounded white hearts. Glue the hearts down on the circles and then stick the circles down in place on your paper plate.
Cut out a big pink oval for the nose and glue it down on the bottom of the plate; underneath your unicorn’s eyes. Now take your coloured paper and cut out several small strips to make the mane, glue them down around the upper rim of the plate; below the ears and horn.
Your super cute and simple paper plate baby unicorn is finished! how adorable are they? We love to see your finished crafts, did you know you can now share them with us on facebook and twitter?