Popsicle Sticks Snowflake
Dec 22nd, 2012 by Craftylocks


This is a beautiful snowflake that would look lovely on the tree or as a seasonal garland. The children could just decorate it with painted patterns as well.

You will need 3 large Popsicle sticks – tongue depressor size and 6 standard Popsicles, white craft glue or wood glue, paint, and paper decorations if you want them.

Spend time arranging the sticks in the pattern shown in the photos. I did mine on a piece of white paper so I could make marks on it to show me where each piece went once I was happy with my placement.

Glue the two sizes of sticks together separately and then glue the large ones on top of the smaller ones.

Paint the snowflake all over.

Make some paper decorations. These ones are punched out from white paper – I didn’t have a snowflake shape so used a daisy one which worked just as well.

Coat the paper shapes in glue and then lay it glue side down in a bed of glitter. Press gently with your finger to ensure the glitter covers the whole shape. Leave to dry and then glue in place on the wooden snowflake.

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Cup Cake Paper Wreath
Dec 12th, 2012 by Craftylocks


I wonder if you can tell I was thinking about Christmas crafts whilst baking when this idea popped into my head?

This would also be good as a class or other children’s group craft activity. Each child could decorate their own cup cake case for the group wreath. Or as a teacher led decoration for the group – each child’s photo could be glued into a cup cake case to make the wreath.

You will need some cup cake, or patty cake papers for the main part of this craft. This one uses mini ones, but you could also do it with a mixture of sizes. The basis of the wreath is a circle of card – just cut from a packing box and painted white.

There are lot of ways you could decorate the cup cake papers for the wreath, this one uses a few different methods.

To decorate the cup cake papers, dip the edges into the white craft glue and then into the glitter and set aside to dry. Then I rolled chenille sticks into spirals and glued them in the cases. I drew stars on paper with glitter glue and glued them in the bottom of the cases and also glued some glitter pom poms in them as well.

Glue the patty papers onto the wreath. I started with the inside circle first, then the outside circle and then filled in the center.

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Wooden Peg Rudolf
Dec 8th, 2012 by Craftylocks


This is a really simple craft for little hands and best of all they stand up on their own.

Make a whole herd adding a different accent to each instead of holly – a bell, scarf etc.

You will need 3 wooden pegs – flat sided rather than round, white craft or wood glue, some paint and decorations like googly eyes, pompoms and paper.

Glue two of the pegs together and then the third upside down lining up the tops as best you can.

When it is dry, paint the three pegs brown. Glue the eyes and nose on. Cut holly shapes from the green paper and glue in place.

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Magic Paper Flower
Dec 2nd, 2012 by Craftylocks

Watch the eyes open wide with wonder when you share this magical paper craft.

A bit of science added to a bit of craft creates some magic.

Cut out a flower shape, you can draw your own or print out the magic flower pdf.

Cut the flowers out and fold the petals in.

Drop the folded flower in a small bowl of water, folded petals up, and watch what happens. For a faster result and more impact, use warm water.

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