Today’s craft is a 5 minute make. My son loves all things animal and today he asked if we could make a snake from a fluffy pipe cleaner that he found in the craft box. After a bit of trial and error we came up with these pipe cleaner snakes. we used a glue gun to make this cute little guy and it was secure enough for my three year old to be able to play with without it breaking. All for less than £1 of materials!
You will need
Pipe cleaners Large pom pom Googly eyes Glue gun Scissors
Take your two coloured pipe cleaners and twist them together at one end. Continue to twist them together all the way down to make one thick stem and secure them tightly at the end.
Glue your large pom pom on one end of your stem to make your snake’s head.
Give your snake two googly eyes. All that’s left to do now is to make the tongue. Take a short length of pipe cleaner and pinch it into a V shape. Glue the pipe cleaner tongue as deep as possible into the pom pom to make sure its secure.
How Cute are these little wavy paper jellyfish? The idea for these actually came about when I was making my Halloween paper ghosts and my son said how they looked like Jellyfish. He absolutely loves all things under the sea so I tweaked about with the original craft and came up with these. i’m pretty pleased with them too!
You will need
2 pieces of Coloured paper White paper Black paper or marker Scissors glue
To make the body of your jellyfish; take your two pieces of coloured paper and glue them together in the portrait position.
Use your scissors to Round off the top corners of your paper. This will make the dome shape of your jellyfish.
Take your scissors and cut strips into the bottom of your jellyfish. Stretch them up to about half way up your top piece of paper.
Now, take your first strip and begin folding it using accordion folds (like a fan) by following a pattern of folding one way and then back the other.
Repeat this step with the rest of your strips.
Now to finish your wavy paper jellyfish! cut and stick two white circles for the eyes and then using your marker or black paper; add two pupils and a smiley mouth.