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?
If you have been following our blog, you will know that my little boy just LOVES all things under the sea. He’s always teaching me new things that he has learned from his books and from watching the documentaries on Disney +. Whales in particular are his all time favourite creatures. So, for the last few days we’ve been super busy making some fun whale craft ideas to share with you! We started off with this adorable paper plate orca whale and we just love him – he looks so sweet (though my son assures me real killer whales are not so sweet!). This simple little craft is easy to make and bound to be a hit with any young ocean enthusiasts!
Here’s what we used
Black paint and brush
White, black, blue and pink paper
How to make a paper plate orca whale
Take the paper plate and cover the top 3/4 in black paint before popping aside to dry. (for younger children it may be easier to just paint the whole plate black and then cut out and glue on a small section of another plain white plate as we did with my youngest)
Cut out the leaf shape of the whale’s flippers and dorsal fins then glue them down in position on the back of the paper plate.
Glue on two inwards facing white arches on either side of the paper plate near where the eyes will be.
Cut out two large ovals for the outer eyes, two slightly smaller black circles for the pupils and two small white circles for the light spots. Glue the pieces together and then onto the paper plate. Cut out and stick down a semi circle mouth and then once dry the paper plate orca is finished!
How fun are these paper plate rainbow fish? We had so much fun making these to add my kid’s animal wall! Both my children love watching ocean documentaries and learning about the various creatures big and small that live under the sea. Whales are usually the favourite but recently my son’s grandfather was given an old 3D tv and my little guy loves to watch the different coloured fish swimming around in front of him. So inspired by that we decided to create our own Rainbow coloured fish and we just love them!
Here’s what we used
Coloured paint and paintbrush
How to make a paper plate rainbow fish
For each fish you will need one and a half paper plates. Coat these plates in the chosen colour paint and pop aside to dry.
Once dry take your half paper plate and cut in in half to create two triangles. Glue one triangle onto the back of the paper plate to make the tail. Then, take the other triangle and cut it in half downwards from the point to give you two smaller triangles. Glue one of these triangles on an angle at the top of the paper plate and one at the bottom to make the fins.
Cut out several tissue paper circles to make the scales and glue them over the back 2/3rds of the fish’s body
Add a Wiggly eye and a cute heart shaped mouth and once dry the paper plate rainbow fish is finished!
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!
Can you believe how close it is to halloween? It feels like its only just been and gone! It’s been an unusual year with everything that’s been going on and there has been so many ups and downs. My little guy finally started back at school last week and whilst I know he was glad to see his friends again I did miss him terribly. I’ve loved having him around all the time and the blog has been such a fab bonding experience for us, encouraging us to find fun new crafts and activities. We dont get around to sharing all of them but we do try and post some of our favorites for you guys to try at home. We’ve already started on our Halloween crafts and these cute little dolly peg Halloween bats are our latest! We think they’re pretty cute and my son has had loads of fun running around with them waving them around so that their wings flap up and down!
Heres what we used
Black paint and paintbrush/sponge
How to make our dolly peg Halloween bats.
Take your dolly peg and cover it in black paint before putting it aside to dry.
From your black card cut out two small triangles and once its dry glue one to either side of the dolly peg head (remember you want the slot in the peg to be facing sidewards – not upwards). Then glue two eyes onto the to the top of the head piece as you can see above.
Cut out a large double sided wing shape. Then make a vertical fold just off the center of your wings on each side to give you a middle section about as wide as your peg.
*optional step* if you find that your wings are too big or you want them to sit a little farther forwards like ours, simply cut out a small square from the top of your center section.
Apply some glue to the bottom of your middle section and then push the wings into the dolly peg. Make sure they secure to the bottom side of the dolly peg. We recommend gluing them to the bottom half so that if you want to hang them you can tie string around the top half. Once dry your little bat is finished and ready to play with. If you hold the peg and shake him lightly you can see his wings flap!