Perfect for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and more! This handprint lovebird card is so sweet and easy to make and Is a great home made card for a variety of occasions
Here’s what we used
Paper and card
Eye stickers/googly eyes
How to make our handprint lovebird card.
First start by painting your little one’s hand and then printing it down onto a piece of paper before putting it aside to dry.
Once the hand print is dry cut it out and glue it on to the front of a folded card.
Cut out a heart shaped wing and glue it onto the handprint bird.
Give the little love bird an eye and a beak.
Next take a marker and draw on two little bird legs.
Depending on the size of the child’s hand there may be a small gap left, if so fill in it with a cut out heart shape and finish off by adding a personalised message to the front. Once dry your card is ready to gift, my little girl loved making these for her friends!
How adorable is this baby triceratops? My son is mad about all things dinosaur and he just loved making and playing with this little cute hatching dinosaur egg craft. We’ve added it to his dinosaur themed bedroom next and it looks fab!
First we started by making our dinosaur egg. To do this, take the paper plate and cut a zig zag line directly through the middle of it. Take the paints and sponge them across the eggs to decorate them – my kids loved this bit! Once they are finished pop them aside to dry.
Cut out a circle for the dinosaur’s body and then a slightly smaller one for it’s head (you may want to check that they fit the egg before continuing)
Cut out several colourful semi circles to make the triceratops’ frill and then glue them down in place around the top 2/3 of its head.
Now add the triceratops three pointy horns and a triangular beak
Then add two eyes to finish the triceratops’ head
Glue the head circle on to the body circle and then take one half of the dried paper plate egg and glue it onto the front of the triceratops as above. Cut out to little feet and stick them onto the front of the egg so that it looks as if it’s feet are popping out.
Take a split pin and secure the two halves of egg together at one corner. Now the egg can move and the baby dinosaur can hatch! once dry your hatching eggs are finished!
With lockdown #2 well under way we’ve been busy trying to find plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained and with the festive season right around the corner we’ve started to focus on some fun Christmas activities. Seeing as we have so much extra time on our hands right now we’re making as many gifts and decorations from scratch as possible. Both because it’s a fun way to spend our time and because handmade is just cuter! We had loads of fun coming up with different designs for these cute fingerprint Christmas gift tags and can’t wait to attach them to some pressies for loved ones!
You can download our free gift tag templates here:
Can you believe how close it is to halloween? It feels like its only just been and gone! It’s been an unusual year with everything that’s been going on and there has been so many ups and downs. My little guy finally started back at school last week and whilst I know he was glad to see his friends again I did miss him terribly. I’ve loved having him around all the time and the blog has been such a fab bonding experience for us, encouraging us to find fun new crafts and activities. We dont get around to sharing all of them but we do try and post some of our favorites for you guys to try at home. We’ve already started on our Halloween crafts and these cute little dolly peg Halloween bats are our latest! We think they’re pretty cute and my son has had loads of fun running around with them waving them around so that their wings flap up and down!
Heres what we used
Black paint and paintbrush/sponge
How to make our dolly peg Halloween bats.
Take your dolly peg and cover it in black paint before putting it aside to dry.
From your black card cut out two small triangles and once its dry glue one to either side of the dolly peg head (remember you want the slot in the peg to be facing sidewards – not upwards). Then glue two eyes onto the to the top of the head piece as you can see above.
Cut out a large double sided wing shape. Then make a vertical fold just off the center of your wings on each side to give you a middle section about as wide as your peg.
*optional step* if you find that your wings are too big or you want them to sit a little farther forwards like ours, simply cut out a small square from the top of your center section.
Apply some glue to the bottom of your middle section and then push the wings into the dolly peg. Make sure they secure to the bottom side of the dolly peg. We recommend gluing them to the bottom half so that if you want to hang them you can tie string around the top half. Once dry your little bat is finished and ready to play with. If you hold the peg and shake him lightly you can see his wings flap!
Today’s make is only a little one but we still love this paper doily peacock craft. He’s so sweet and simple to make which made it easy to squeeze in some crafting on this busy day! My little guy is back to school tomorrow so today has been a busy day washing and labeling clothes and generally getting prepared. I must say I’m quite nervous about school. We both have mixed emotions about it and I’m going to miss him so much during the days but I know he is desperate to see his friends again. It also means that the dynamic of the blog is going to change too as we won’t have so much time crafting together but don’t worry we’ll still find a way to share plenty of fun crafts for you to make with your little ones!
Heres what we used:
Purple, blue and green paints
Blue, white and yellow paper
How to make our paper doily peacock craft
First take your paper doily and fold the bottom outer lace edge up to the top inner lace edge.
Use a sponge to lightly dab peacock colours all over the paper doily. Remember to be very gentle and dab rather than brush as paper doilies rip very easily. Once covered, put the doily aside to dry.
Once dry optionally mount the doily feathers onto a piece of white paper. Then cut out a blue oval for the body and a circle for the head and glue them centrally onto the doily.
Cut out a yellow diamond and fold it in half to make a beak. Then cut out and stick two little feet and give him two eyes.
Finish off your adorable paper doily peacock craft by cutting out two little wings and gluing one on either side. Isnt he just adorable? Perfect for framing and hanging on the wall!