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Peg and Paper Bat
Sep 28th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

This is a lovely little craft for the Halloween season. Stick them to the wall, hang them as a garland or garnish the front of a greeting card.

You will need;
1 plain wooden spring peg – any size
Black card
2 googly eyes
Black paint
Paint brush
Scissors
Glue

Paint the peg black. Remember to open the peg and paint inside as you don’t want to see any
unpainted wood. Leave to dry.

Cut the wing shape from the black card – these should be in proportion to the size of your peg.

Glue the peg to the wings. Stick the googly eyes in place.

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Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern
Sep 24th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

This cute and friendly Jack O Lantern craft for children uses the whole paper plate, so there is no waste.

You will need;
1 Paper plate
Some black paper or card
Tissue paper in orange and green
Glue stick
Scissors

Cut a crescent shape from the top and bottom of the plate.

Trim the crescents into leaf shapes.

Tear the orange tissue into squares. Spread glue onto the plate and stick the tissue pieces on in a
random mosaic. Fold over and glue any pieces that hang over the edge of the plate.

Tear the green tissue into smaller squares than the orange tissue and glue to the leaf shapes.

Stick the leaves under the plate.

Cut the face pieces from the black paper or card and glue to the plate.

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Cardboard Roll Elephant
Sep 20th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

I introduced a Crafty Helper – Pippi Pipecleaners a while ago, and this craft is a great example of one of hers – cute and beautifully made. I have had him sitting on my shelf for a few weeks and children and adults alike have commented on how they like him!

What a cute and friendly elephant and so easy to make too. When I stumbled across this craft it was made with sheets of paper rather than empty loo rolls but I can never turn away from the opportunity to use a loo roll or…five! It also made the craft more durable and easier for little hands to do.

You will need 5 empty loo rolls (or cardboard tubes), some paper the color you want your elephant to be and a small amount of white paper. Also some crafty equipment like a glue stick and black marker pen.

Cover the five empty loo rolls with the colored paper (or paint them if you prefer). Glue four of the covered loo rolls together, making sure you have the paper joins hidden. I used pegs to hold the rolls together whilst the glue dried. These are the legs of your elephant.

Cut a sheet of paper to size, drape it over the legs and glue in place by putting a little glue at the bottom of the legs.

Cut out a long triangle shape to make the trunk.

Fold into a concertina …

… and glue onto the front of the body. Take the fifth covered loo roll and run a line of glue along the paper join and stick on top of the legs covering the point where the trunk is attached.

Cut a piece for the tail, fold a couple of times and snip the end to represent hair.

Glue the tail in place.

Fold a piece of paper in half and draw an ear shape making sure the center is on the fold.

Cut out and glue in place.

Cut eye and toenail shapes from the white paper. Use the marker to add pupils to the eyes and glue in place.

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Paper Plate Masks
Sep 15th, 2012 by Craftylocks

We have made paper plate masks for lots of occasions over the years. Because the paper plate is already the right size and shape, it is super easy to use as a base for a mask.

Most of our masks were decorated with pencils but you could use felt tip pens or paint too.
Animals have been a very popular theme in our household.
And a paper plate mask can be created by all ages!
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Decorating Dinosaur Shapes
Sep 6th, 2012 by Craftylocks

Giving children a craft activity to do that is half started makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun as they are into the exciting process straight away – the part where you get to play with glue and sparkly stuff!

Draw your own dinosaur shape or use one of the templates (Dino 1, Dino 2, Dino 3) to get you started.
Copy the shape onto some colored card and cut the shape out. Hand it over to a child to add lots of embellishments. And remember, for all we know dinosaurs might have had jewel encrusted sides.
Display and enjoy!!
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Cardboard and Tape Writing Compendium
Sep 1st, 2012 by Craftylocks

Not much in the way of step by step photos for this craft – we made it about 20 years ago as a gift when we had far more ideas than money. It is a great idea for children to make as a gift as well.

You need cardboard and some masking tape. I like to use masking tape as you can paint over the top of it very easily. So you need either one large piece of card you fold or two larger pieces of card – these will form the basic shape and size of the compendium, so they need to be larger than the paper you will have in your compendium. You will need two smaller pieces of card – the same height of the large card, but narrower to make the pockets for the paper and envelopes to sit in.

If you are using a larger piece of card to fold, score it on the fold line before you fold it to make a tidy fold. Tape everything together with the masking tape. Then start decorating! We painted over the masking tape to make it look pretty and painted a picture on the cover that matched the decorated paper and envelopes we had made.

An easy and fun way to make decorated paper and envelopes for the writing paper in the compendium is printmaking with potatoes.

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