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!
How fun is this cute little paper plate ufo craft?!
A lot of the crafts that we have been making lately have been holiday related. So today to break things up a little bit we’re sharing a just for fun craft that we absolutely love! This sweet little paper plate ufo craft is so simple to make and each one turns out beautiful and unique which makes them the perfect craft for groups!
Here’s what we used
Coloured paper plate
How to make a paper plate ufo
Take the paper plate and fold it in half, add a staple just below the fold line on either side so that the paper plate stays in shape and can stand freely and rock from side to side!
Glue some buttons around the edge of the plate to make the ufo lights.
Cut out the dome shape of the cockpit and add your alien to the front of it. We cut our aliens out of coloured paper but you could use pens, paints or any method that you like!
Glue the two pieces together and your rocking paper plate ufo is finished!
With my children being 4 and 1 the difference in their crafting abilities is pretty wide. For example my eldest has mastered using scissors now but the idea of my little girl anywhere near a pair of scissors makes me very, very nervous! Though as they have got older and started to really play together they always want to make the same things as the other. With that in mind we usually leave the more difficult crafts for when my girl is napping and keep the simpler ones to do together so that no one is left out.
This cute little paper plate Christmas pudding craft was just perfect to do together! My son was able to make his independently whilst I sat nearby and my daughter was able to use it as a fun Painting and sticking craft with me doing the cutting out for her and don’t they just look adorable?!
Here’s what we used
Light and dark brown paints
Red pom poms
How to make our paper plate Christmas pudding
Start by colouring In your Christmas pudding! Coat the paper plate in brown paint and then help little one to make light brown splodges by either using a brush or fingerprinting.
Take the second paper plate and near the halfway line cut out the wavy shape of the icing. Glue the icing plate down matched up with the edge of the pudding plate.
Cut out two green holly leaves and glue them in place at the top of the icing.
Take some pom poms and glue them down in place at the centre of the leaves to make the holly berries.
Add any extra optional decorations and the adorable paper plate Christmas pudding is finished!
Ever since he was tiny my son has always loved going to see the ducks. Where we live we’re lucky to have some lovely little duck ponds locally and he loves going with his pound coin to buy some feed for them. The ponds are always quiet and the ducks are always out in force so it makes for a really lovely afternoon out. Our personal favourites that we love to try and spot are the mallards with the beautiful green heads, they’re lovely to look at and the ones by us are so friendly too. They always waddle up to say hello (and see if we have anything to eat no doubt) Which has made them particularly popular with my two little ones too!
We decided that we wanted to make a duck themed craft, we’d recently made one of these rockers with a ship on the ocean and thought, why not a duck on a pond too! I think this little duck pond rocker craft turned out pretty cute! what do you think?
Here’s what we used
Blue (or painted blue) Paper plate
Eye stickers (optional)
How we made our duck pond rocker craft
First we started by making our cute little duck. To make the body, cut out a curved raindrop shape and then make the head by cutting out a P shaped piece and glue the two together.
Cut out and glue on a triangle for the beak and a wing shape to sit centrally across his body.
Finish off the duck by giving him a big beady eye! Now take your paper plate and fold in in half. Glue your folded paper plate on the front of your duck so that your duck is facing forward as above. If your paper plate is a little bit flimsy and won’t stand, you my need to open it up and pop a dab of glue inside the top corners of you fold to firm it up.
finish your adorable duck pond rocker by adding some little lily pads or pond flowers to the front of the paper plate pond. Once dry, it’s ready for little one to play with! Aren’t they just too cute!
Inspired by our earlier paper plate spider web craft, this laced paper plate pumpkin is a real cutie. We love these lacing crafts, they’re so relaxed and often we make ours whilst lounging out on the sofas. My little guy particularly likes them as they give him a lot to focus on and think about. It may seem a little early to start on the Halloween crafts but we have so many that we wanted to share that it’s never too early to start!
Heres what we used
Orange (or painted orange) Paper plate
Black felt or card
How to make our laced paper plate pumpkin craft.
Take your paper plate and cut out a large circle from the centre, leaving just a small edge of the inner plate.
Now take your hole punch and make several similary spaced holes around the inside of your paper plate.
Take a good length of orange yarn and sellotape one end to the back of your paper plate. Then take the other end of your yarn and begin threading it in and out of the holes. You could either follow a pattern of going from one side to the other or you could thread it at random as we did. Once you have threaded through each hole. Take the loose end and sellotape it to the back as you did before.
Now take your black felt (or card) and cut out the shapes for your pumpkin’s face. Use a dab of glue and attach it to the front of your laced yarn.
To hang your paper plate pumpkin simply punch a hole in the center top and tie a loop through it. Your laced paper plate pumpkin craft is finished and ready to display!