How fun are these adorable paper plate flamingos? We had so much fun making these!
It’s been a little while since our last post, The weather has just been so beautiful and we have been spending all of our time having fun outdoors and in the pool! However with the weather turning muggy and thundery today we’ve been back inside and back to crafting. At the moment we’re busy working on some fun animal crafts to decorate little man’s bedroom and these cute paper plate flamingos are a perfect addition!
Here’s what we used
Pink paint and paintbrush
Pink and black paper
How to make a paper plate flamingo
Take the paper plate, cut it in half and paint it using the Pink paint. Put to one side to dry.
Cut out a round head shape with long neck and glue it onto the back of the paper plate.
Cut out two thin L shapes for the legs and glue them onto the back of the paper plate.
Add a Googly eye and a black triangle beak to the flamingo’s head and add some Feathers for the wing to finish it off!
Today my son and i have been chatting about thanksgiving. Living over in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but we do have American friends who talk about it all the time, it just sounds like such a lovely tradition and a great way to spend time with family. Of course we have looked online together to research the history of thanksgiving to see how it all began and we’ve made these fun little fingerprint thanksgiving turkeys but we would love to hear how you celebrate, if you do! Are there any special family traditions that you have? We’d love to know!
Here’s what we used
How to make a paper plate turkey!
Start by taking the paper plate and cutting it half, keep one half and put the other one aside. Now it’s time for little one to cover the paper plate in beautiful multi colored fingerprints! once finished, place the paper plate to one side to dry.
Whilst the paper plate is drying take your brown card and cut out the shape of your turkey’s body – it looks almost like a number 8! Then cut out two little turkey legs and glue them in place at the bottom of the body.
Give the turkey two eyes, a big triangle beak and a red wattle.
Once your paper plate is dry, take your turkey and glue it down in the center of the plate. your plate turkey is finished! Isn’t he just the cutest? so simple and easy too! How do you celebrate thanksgiving? We would love to hear your traditions!
If you have been following the blog at all you may have noticed that a good majority of our crafts are animal based. All of the crafts we make are designed to fit in with the kid’s interests and my son has been interested in animals for as long he’s been able to walk and talk. He has a whole safari of animal crafts, toys and books stashed throughout the house. He loves to learn about his favourite animals too. For today’s craft he wanted to make a cat, so we came up with this cute paper plate cat craft, my little guy is so pleased with how they turned out and I can see why!
You will need:
White and black paper/card
Take your white card and cut out two pointy white ears for your cat. Then, from your pink paper you’ll need to cut out two slightly smaller inner ears. Glue the inner ears down onto the outer ears and then glue them in place on the back of your paper plate.
Now to make the eyes! Cut out two black circles to make the base of the eyes. Next cut out two slightly smaller coloured circles to make the iris’. Glue your coloured circle onto your black circle and then cut out an oval black pupil. Glue the pupil down in the centre of your cat’s eye then secure the eyes down on the plate.
Cut out a rounded pink triangle to make the nose. Glue it down centrally on the plate – just below the eyes.
Next it’s time to give your cat a mouth, we cut our W shaped mouth out of black paper but if you have a good black marker you can simply draw it on instead – this might be easier for younger children. Once you’ve added the mouth, take your black paper and cut out some long thin strips to make the whiskers. Stick them down on either side of the face and then put your cat aside to dry.
The final piece that you will need to make is the collar. To do this you’ll need to cut out a banana shaped piece of paper and a yellow circle for the name tag. Glue the tag down onto your collar and then secure the collar in place on the back of your plate.
Add your cat’s name to the collar and he is finished! Doesn’t he look Purrfect?!
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?
It’s not much longer to go untill spring and i don’t know about you but I really can’t wait for the warmer weather and lighter nights. This week we’ve been busy making some spring crafts and how cute is this little hatching Easter chick craft? My son likes him so much he wants to make a whole nest full!
You will need
Yellow, white and orange paper
First you will need to make your egg shell. Cut your paper plate in half, then cut out some triangles along the straight edge to make your cracked shell.
Take your yellow paper and cut out an arch shape as shown above, this will be your chick’s body.
Glue you chick’s body down on the back of your paper plate egg shell. Then cut out two white ovals for eyes, use a marker to draw on some Pupils and glue them down. To make the beak; fold a piece of orange paper and using the fold as the base cut out a triangle to give you an equal sided diamond. Glue one half of the diamond down in position as the beak and leave the other half loose.
Next you will need to make the paper springs for your chick’s legs. Cut out one long strip of orange paper and one long strip of yellow paper and place them at a 90° angle. Take turns folding one colour over the other to make your spring. Once you reach the end of your paper secure the two loose ends together with glue. Repeat this step to make a second spring.
Glue one end of your spring down in place on your egg shell and then cut out two little feet to glue on the free end. Your little hatching chick is finished! How adorable is he?!