This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it’s never too early to start Christmas crafting, We’ve had a quiet couple of days at home to try and get over a cold and to keep ourselves busy we’ve been bust trying out our new pom pom makers! i just love how this reindeer turned out and were currently in the process of making each of Santa’s reindeer as part of a cute Christmas display that we have planned. If you and your kids have go at making one we’d love to see how it turned out, did you know we’re now on Facebook? you can share pictures with us there.
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
Red pom pom
Tacky glue/glue gun
How to make a pom pom reindeer ornament
Start by making a large brown pom pom. If you haven’t made one before you can find a quick guide here. You don’t need a pom pom maker to make a cute pom pom!
Tie a yarn loop and glue it down into place inside the top of the pom pom
Take a pipecleaner and fold it in half to create the top antler. Twist it secure about 2-4cm from the bend. Pinch a second antler on either side and twist them together at the base to secure. Part the yarn of the pom pom and glue the antlers into place either side of the loop at the top of the head
Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose and your pom pom reindeer ornament is finished!
How adorable is this fluffy little paper plate sheep craft? It’s so easy and cheap to make and is great for keeping the kids entertained on rainy days like today! my 3yo loved sticking on the cotton wool balls and my nearly 6yo did an amazing job cutting out the shapes and making his own paper plate sheep.
Here’s what we used
Cotton wool balls
How to make this paper plate sheep craft
Start by covering the paper plate in glue and then covering it with the cotton wool balls.
Cut out a mushroom shape from the black card to make the sheep’s head. Glue two large Googly eyes onto the sheep’s face and then using your glue or some double sided tape, glue the sheep’s face on to the middle of it’s body.
Cut out two black rectangles for the legs and glue them onto the bottom of the paper plate. Once dry the sheep is finished and ready to display! This craft is great for grownups to make with toddlers and pre-schoolers!
We just love a fun handmade toy craft! These cute paper cup horse puppets are not only fun to make put provide plenty of fun play too! There’s so much you can do with them – Why not build some pony jumps out of toys or books for your horses to jump, or you could use some Duplo to build some stables.
You will need
Paint and paintbrush (optional)
How to make our paper cup horse puppets
Take two paper cups and cover them in your chosen coloured paint before popping them aside to dry.
Once dry take the first paper cup to make the horses head. Glue two ears down just inside the rim of the cup, add two Googly eyes and two nostrils. Finish the head by trimming and gluing on some wool scraps to make the mane.
Glue the two paper cups together with both of the openings facing backwards. Take some more wool scraps and glue them onto the back of the second paper cup to make the tail.
Next it’s time to make the legs. Cut out two equal strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding one strip over to make a spring, once you reach the end use a little glue to secure the spring in place. Cut out a circle for the hoof and glue it to one end of the spring, glue the other end of the spring onto the horse to make a leg. Repeat this process for the other three legs.
To add some string to your horse puppets simple pierce a small hole in the body of the horse just behind where the two cups join. Pierce a second hole in the head cup slightly away from the rim (we placed ours under the mane so that it was hidden). Take your length of string and tie a large knot into it so that it will not pull through the hole. Thread the loose end through the body cup and then through the head cup. Once completely dry Your horse puppet is finished and ready to play with!
How cute are these yarn wrapped hearts – Perfect for gifting!
It’s a little bit late to be sharing these for valentines day but we made them a couple of days ago and I think they are just too cute not to share! These little hearts are so sweet and fun to craft and are fab as little handmade gifts for children to make and gift for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, birthdays and much more. The best part is that they’re so simple and quick to make too!
Here’s what you’ll need
A piece of cardboard (an old box will do!)
Stapler or tape
How to make these yarn wrapped hearts
Take a piece of old cardboard and cut out the base shape of your heart. Attach the end of the yarn onto the heart using either tape or staples.
Wrap the yarn around the heart several times until you get a nice thick and puffy heart shape. Don’t worry if the yarn slips during the first couple of rounds, it gets easier as the heart gets bigger and you have more yarn for it to catch on. Once you’re happy with the size of the heart, snip off the yarn and tie your loose end around one of the strands on the heart before gentle tucking the loose end into the heart.
To use the yarn heart as a hanging ornament simply cut out a length of yarn, thread it under the yarn at the top center of the heart and tie it into a knot.