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Basic Paper Hat
Mar 6th, 2011 by Craftylocks
basic-paper-hat-5 This is one of the most classic paper crafts for children – the simple folded paper hat that can even be made from newspaper.

But when I sat down to make one with my daughter – my mind went blank – despite having made them many times many years ago – it had gone! As I needed to look it up on the internet, I thought there may be one or two others out there as forgetful as me who also may appreciate some instructions.

Start off with a rectangle or oblong shape piece of paper.
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Fold it in half.
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Fold the corners across to the center. They will not go all the way to the bottom – this is correct.
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Fold up the bottom sections of paper and you have a hat, simple as that!
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Spring Paper Crafts for Children
Mar 2nd, 2011 by Craftylocks

Yay for spring!! Celebrate with these paper crafts for children gorgeous blossoms and flowers …

Seasonal Concertina Picture
Cover the four seasons with this craft.
Hand Shape Sheep
You may need to use your imagination to see the sheep in our version – but whatever you call it, it is still fun to do.
Flower Pencil Topper
Lots of great things about this craft.
Paper Hand Lily
A handy craft to know how to make.
Origami tulips are very effective and super easy to make. Make the Origami Tulip Flower and Origami Stalk and Leaf separately and glue them together. origami-tulips
Tissue paper daffodils are pretty realistic. Cut two circles for the inner trumpet and the two with the petal shape for the petals, crease the outer petals as well. See the general tissue paper step by step tutorial. Or download the PDF Worksheet on how to make these – PDF Worksheet – Tissue Paper Flowers. tissue_daffodils2
Spring blossom tree is easy and fun to make – instructions at Blossoming Tissue Tree tissue_blossom-tree2
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