Rockin’ paper sharks

Rockin’ paper sharks

These rockin’ paper sharks are fun, easy and fast to craft and look great as part of any under the sea display or in an ocean themed room!

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Coloured card (blues, greys, white)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticker eyes (optional)
  • Something circular to draw around (optional)

How to make these cute rocking sharks

Start by drawing around the outside of your circular object and then cutting out your circle piece of paper and folding it in half.

Next take your white paper and cut out a shape with a straight side and then a curved edge. Glue it into position as the shark’s mouth and then trim off any excess. use a black marker to draw on some sharp pointy teeth and then colour in the space between the teeth.

Next take your coloured paper and cut out a long shark’s tail, a side fin and a large dorsal fin. glue the tail in place inside the folded circle, the dorsal fin on the top rear side of the circle and the fin on the front.

Finish off your rockin’ paper sharks by adding a fun Googly eye to each one. We just love these!

Paper cup giraffe puppet

Paper cup giraffe puppet

This adorable paper cup giraffe puppet is not only fun and easy to make but can also provide hours of fun imaginative play too. we made ours using card scraps and my daughter just loves him!

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured card (yellow, orange and black)
  • Coloured paper (orange)
  • String
  • 2 Paper cups
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our paper cup giraffe puppet

Take your yellow card and cut out two large outer ears and then two smaller inner ears from the orange. Glue the pieces together to make the ears and then fold a small tab at the bottom of each ear and glue it in place inside the paper cup. next cut out two long giraffe horns and glue them in place between the ears as above.

Add two Googly eyes to the top of the head paper cup and two round black nostrils to the base. Then cut out several orange paper splotches and glue them all over both cups of the giraffe.

Next you’ll need to make five paper springs (4 legs and 1 neck). To make a spring take two equal length strips and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and then secure the end with glue.

Next cut out four round card circles for the feet and glue one to the end of each spring leg.

Attach the head and body together using a spring as above and then glue the 4 legs in place on the underside of the body cup.

To finish your paper cup giraffe puppet cut a fair length of string and glue one end just inside the rim of the head cup and the other inside the body. Once dry your adorable giraffe is finished and ready to dance!

Shirt and tie card

Shirt and tie card

This cute shirt and tie card is so easy to make and perfect to gift to a loved one for Father’s Day, birthdays and many other special occasions!

Here’s what we need

  • Coloured card
  • Patterned paper
  • Skin tone paper
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our shirt and tie card

Take the piece of coloured card that you will be using for the shirt and fold it in half into a card. Next make a small cut (roughly 5 or 6cm) in the top of the card at the centre point.

Fold the two corners of your cut outwards to form the shape of the shirt’s collar like you can see above.

Cut out a strip of your skin coloured paper and glue it down on the inside of the card to fill the gap between the collar sides.

Cut out the shape of the tie from your patterned paper and then make a small cut in the top of the tie at the centre point.

Fold the corners behind the tie to make a V shape and then cut off any excess that’s sticking out.

Glue the tie down at the base of the collar then add a few buttons to the front of the shirt

Finish off by adding any extra details such as a pocket, a name tag or a special message and your shirt and tie card is ready to be gifted to a loved one!

Handprint flower pot art

Handprint flower pot art

This adorable handprint flower pot art is so simple to make and is a perfect keepsake to gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and many other occasions!

Here’s what you will need

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How to make our handprint flower vase art

Start by drawing around little one’s hand and then cutting out 3-5 handprints from your different coloured paper.

Next cut out an equal amount of green paper stems to match the amount of handprint flowers. Glue the stems onto the back of the flowers. Then glue the flowers down onto your paper with all the stems directing towards the middle of the page

Cut out the shape of your flower pot and add any extra decoration you would like. We used some ribbon to make a bow on ours! Glue the flower pot down at the bottom of your page across the stems.

Finish off by adding a few paper leaves and any optional extra message and your picture is done and ready to display once dry! Don’t these look adorable?

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!