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Simple Easter Egg Card
Apr 17th, 2011 by Craftylocks

My daughter was very excited when she told me about this paper craft she learnt about at school – “Cool and simple”!

I was impressed when she showed me the card she had made, and even more impressed when she showed me how to make it.

Fold a piece of paper into three – it does not need to be at all accurate – perfect for my folding skills!

Cut an egg shape out, leaving a flat edge at each end as pictured.

Cut a zig-zag through the top two layers, make sure you do not cut the bottom base layer.

It will have a perfectly matched opening zig-zap section. Perhaps a good message for this card would be ‘I hope you have a cracking good Easter’.

More great Easter crafts on my Easter Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Paper Collage Easter Eggs
Apr 13th, 2011 by Craftylocks
Put out some materials and leave them to it – it is exciting to see what can be created using the classic paper craft of collage!

These ones are some that I created when playing with this technique. Now that I know it is both fun and easy it makes it onto the paper crafts for children site and it makes it onto our Easter activity list – I am looking forward to seeing what our children do with it, I know it will be much more exciting than mine!

Start with some basic egg shapes cut out of some paper, make them nice and big. Gather together bits and bobs that can be used to decorate the eggs. We have used chocolate wrappers and scraps of paper from other projects. I cut them up into shapes ready for them to use. But also have handy some more paper and scissors in case the children would like to cut up their own patterns.

Then just arrange and glue before proudly displaying on a wall.

More great Easter crafts on my Easter Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Loo Roll and Lost Sock Person
Apr 9th, 2011 by Craftylocks
I am sure we could repopulate the world with these little figures given the number of odd socks residing in everyones drawers! This is a great recycling craft that uses more than one item that would normally be destined for the rubbish bin.

You will need – 1 empty loo (toilet paper) roll, 1 odd sock, Paper – 2 colors (one to suit the face), Small piece of red paper, 1 strip of fabric, piece of chenille stick to match sock, Glue, 2 googly eyes, 1 very small pompom, and Scissors

Cut one strip from each of the colored papers so that they each cover half the length of the toilet paper roll. Glue in place and leave to dry.

Cut the foot from the sock and discard.

Twist the chenille stick around the sock a wee way down from the cut edge.

Time to assemble the person! Stretch the elasticated edge over the head of the toilet paper roll pulling down a bit at the back so it looks like a hat. Glue eyes and nose into place. Cut a mouth from the red paper and glue it on. Cut the scarf from a piece of fabric. I used cotton bias tape but felt or polar fleece works really well too. Snip the ends to look like tassles. Glue in place around the middle of the loo roll to look like a scarf.

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Paper Tumblers
Apr 2nd, 2011 by Craftylocks
This is a great paper craft for dad’s and children to do together. My husband and daughter had lots of fun making them and racing them down the ironing board ramp they made. My child’s version bet the grown ups hands down in both design and speed!

My son had made them before at school but we found the craft and a template to follow at Made by Joel – a very cool site that had lots more things that my husband wants to make, he might even let the kids help him!

Print out the shape at Joel’s site – or our version. Decorate with a suitable tumbling character, position your drawing in the same place as ours so that when it is assembled you have a character on each side. The fabulous frog is my daughter’s version and the wobbly egg is my husbands – good try honey!

Fold the tabs and tape together as pictured, before you tape up the last section, add two marbles to the inside of your paper tumbler.

Then set up a slope and let the races begin.

We used an ironing board raised at one end for a nice long slope. We found that it was a bit slippery so we lay a towel over it to make the tumbler grip and tumble properly.


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