These simple penguin heart cards are just adorable! Each card only uses a small amount of resources which makes them the perfect craft for groups as well as to make at home to gift to family and friends.
Here’s what we used
How to make our penguin heart cards
Start by taking your black piece of card and folding it in half. Cut the card down into into a circular shape ensuring that part of the fold of the card is left intact. Cut across the bottom of the card to create a flat edge so that it can stand freely.
Cut out a heart shape to make the penguin’s white belly and glue it down in place towards the bottom of the penguins body.
Cut out a diamond shape from your yellow paper and fold it in half to make the penguin’s beak. Glue the beak in place just above the belly.
Finally add two Googly eyes to complete your card and once it’s fully dry you’re ready to add your special festive message inside!
These adorable spiders are so quick and easy to make and are great as homemade halloween decor hung from the ceilings or even just as a cute incy wincy spider inspired craft!
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Here’s what you’ll need
1 large Pom Pom
1 small Pom Pom
4 pipe cleaners (depending on the size of the pom poms you are using you may be able to use 2 pipe cleaners and chop them in half)
Two Googly eyes
How to make our adorable Pom Pom spider
Take your small pom pom (which will be the spiders head) and use a small blob of glue to attach it to the larger pom pom which will be the spider’s body.
Glue your pipe cleaners centrally across the underside of the spiders belly so that you have 4 legs sticking out each side.
Attach two eyes to the front of your spiders face and optionally add any details such as fangs on a mouth.
Finally bend the pipe cleaners upwards and then outwards to create the shape of the spiders legs. Aren’t these little Pom Pom spiders adorable? We added some stretchy elastic to the back of ours to make a web for the kids to bounce him up and down with!
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!