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)
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!
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)
2 Paper cups
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!
Cut out several equal sized strips from the coloured card. You’ll probably need at least 6 plus to make a long enough snake.
Create a loop with your first strip and then continue paper chaining your strips until you reach your desired length
Now it’s time to make the head! You’ll want the head to be the same on both sides so the easiest way is to take a piece of card and fold it in half. From the fold line draw a tab to chain with and then add the shape of the head. Once you’re happy with your shape go ahead and cut it out.
Cut out a tongue and glue it down on the bottom side of the head. Add two googly eyes and any extra details then thread the head through the chain and glue together at the mouth as you can see above.
Finally we need to add the tail! Cut out a long thin triangle and glue it around the tail to finish your snake!
These toilet roll camouflage binoculars provide hours of cheap fun and are a great way to get the kids outside! We used ours whilst exploring the environment and completing my free printable nature scavenger hunt.
Here’s what we used
Clean Cardboard rolls
Glue gun and an adult OR pva glue
How to make toilet roll camouflage binoculars!
Cut out a strip of card the same height as the tp roll and long enough to wrap around it. Glue the card and wrap it around the toilet roll.
Repeat the above step to make the other side of the binoculars.
Glue a thin black strip around both ends of each toilet roll to make the rim of the binoculars.
Next cut out several patches from your coloured papers and glue them down randomly on each tube to create a camouflage effect
Glue the two tubes of the binoculars together and then finally take a length of string and glue an end down inside each tube on the outer edge of the roll. I used a glue gun for my kid’s binoculars but pva glue will work perfectly too, you’ll just need to make to sure your child’s binoculars are completely dry before they’re played with!
With all the wet and windy weather we’ve been having lately its been the perfect time for some fun indoor crafts. These super fun paper snakes are great for keeping the kids entertained – mine certainly love them!
Here’s what we used
Markers/paints etc to decorate
A plate or something to draw around
How to make these fun paper snakes!
Start by taking the coloured paper and drawing a circle onto it. To make it easier we used a plate to draw around. Then starting from the outside of the circle draw a spiral into the centre.
Take your markers/paint etc and decorate your paper snake spiral.
Draw the shape of the snake’s head on to the coloured paper. Cut out the head and then cut out the circle snake before cutting along the lines of the spiral.
Use the marker to add some eyes and nostrils. Then cut out the shape of the tongue and glue it onto the back of the head before gluing the head onto the center of the spiral. Once dry the snake is finished! Don’t these look amazing?