Pom Pom spiders

Pom Pom spiders

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
  • Glue gun

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!

Summer Dragonfly craft

Summer Dragonfly craft

This cute summer dragonfly craft is a great activity to keep the kids busy over the summer holidays and it looks adorable too! We used a glue gun to make our little butterflies but it works with pva or tacky glue too; you just need to be a little extra patient!

Here’s what we used

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tacky glue/glue gun/pva
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors

How to make this cute summer dragonfly craft

Glue several smaller Pom poms across the length of the popsicle stick to make the body and a large one on the end to make the end. if you’re using pva or slow drying tacky glue then you will need to leave it a while to die.

Twist two pipe cleaners together in the middle to make a cross. Twist the centre of the pipe cleaners around the popsicle stick near the head and then bend each wing piece inwards and twist to secure.

Now twist another pipe cleaner around the stick at its centre and curl the ends around to make the antennae.

Glue on two Googly eyes and once dry your adorable popsicle stick dragonfly is ready to play with or display!

Paper Dragonflies

Paper Dragonflies

These adorable paper dragonflies are simple and easy to make, perfect for a sunny summers day with the kids!

What you’ll need

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape / glue
  • Googly eyes

How to make our paper dragonflies

Cut out multiple strips of paper making sure each one is thinner and shorter than the last until you have a selection of strips similar to the ones in the picture above.

Take your largest strip and add glue or tape to one and the roll it around and attach it to the other end to form a circular tube. Repeat this step with all of your other strips. With the smallest strip you can flatten it slightly to create a long tail.

Stick all of the tubes together in descending order of size to create the body of the dragonfly.

Next you’ll need to cut out the shapes of your wings. To do this we folded a piece of paper in half then drew a wing from the fold and then opened it out to reveal our double wing shape.

Once you have your two wing shapes stick them together in a cross and then onto the body of the dragonfly

Finish off your adorable paper dragonflies by adding two Googly eyes and any optional facial features!

Caterpillar pencil pot craft

Caterpillar pencil pot craft

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

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Paints (optional!)
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glue gun or pva and pegs
  • Coloured markers
  • 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!

Threaded bumble bee craft

Threaded bumble bee craft

Spring is finally here! The Sun has started shining, the flowers are beginning to grow and our garden has been abuzz with an abundance of big fuzzy bumblebees. After a few weeks of being ill a bit of spring is exactly what we needed and to celebrate we decided to make a spring themed craft idea. This threaded bumble bee craft is not only super cute, its super easy to make too!

Here’s what we used

  • Yellow, black and white card
  • Black yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Sticker eyes (optional)
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Tape

How to make our threaded bumble bee craft!

Take the yellow card and cut out a oval shape. Use the hold punch to make an equal amount of holes in the top and bottom of the oval.

Cut off a length of yarn and glue one end to the back of the oval body. Thread the yarn through the holes in an up and down pattern and then once finished use tape to stick the loose end down on the back of the bee.

Cut out two wing shapes and a triangular stinger. Glue them onto the bee and then add an eye using stickers or markers.

use a marker to add a smiley mouth and your adorable threaded bumble bee craft is finished! These make a great addition to any spring themed display!