»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
Paper Craft Mess
Jul 26th, 2013 by Craftylocks

We have had so much fun making the crafts for the next paper crafts for children newsletter.

This is some of the colorful mess that we made for one of the crafts. The craft that made this mess is my new favourite … well for this week anyway!!

The next newsletter is due out soon – all the crafts are done, photos are all ready, and another worksheet has been made for this one – just writing it to go.

Bookmark and Share  
Dinosaur Eggs
Jul 16th, 2013 by Craftylocks

These special dinosaur eggs are from the little known Papersaurus Rex. The eggs are famous for being many patterened, multi-colored and sometimes even covered in glitter.

Cover a balloon with strips of newspaper. We tore strips of paper long enough to go around the balloon and glued the ends to each other with wallpaper paste. Then we criss crossed the strips over these pieces and kept building the layers up to about three or four newsprint layers.
The final layer is photocopy paper – it is nice and strong and is also white, which makes a great base for painting on.
Then have fun making up some patterns and designs for what a dinosaur egg could have looked like.
These eggs are all resting in our cat bed, waiting for the right time to hatch, or in the case of one of ours – sat on and squashed!
Bookmark and Share  
Paper Crafter Work Desk
Jul 8th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is what can happen to you when it is your birthday, and your colleague has a paper crafts for children blog:-).

I was just going to make some paper chains and planes, but then the paper crafter daughter joined in and we had lots of fun making things to decorate the birthday desk. We made …

Paper chains / garland – we just did plain ones without the message like the ones on the link.
Paper planes – I made a very simple style and the helper made two other fancy ones she knew.
Two fold origami fish – yes, really two folds!
Paper trees
Mirror name – I thought we had done something like this but I cannot find it on the site – some that are similar are Name shape bugs and Gridded pattern names.
Fortune teller – we also made these for St Patricks Day.
Origami lily – one of my younger crafters specialties!

There were more planes spread around the desk out of shot too! It got a few laughs!!

Bookmark and Share  
Cardboard Roll Stars
Jul 1st, 2013 by Craftylocks

 

These gorgeous stars are easy and make a very effective garland for 4th of July Celebrations.

You need some empty toilet rolls, glitter and glue. A glue stick and white craft glue are both useful for this one.

Flatten the toilet rolls making the edges of the folds sharp by running the edge of a ruler over them. Line up the fold lines and then flatten again making the folds sharp with the ruler.

Cut the toilet rolls in half and then in quarters.

Straighten the curved sides of the toilet rolls squares by squeezing the edges between your fingers. They should end up looking more like a diamond shape.

Glue three of the squares together. I used clothes pegs to hold them together whilst they dried.

Attach a strip of paper in a loop using the glue stick.

I found it easier to glue the toilet rolls in sets of two or three rather than adding them individually. You can either make five or six pointed stars.

Pour a generous blob of white craft glue into a flat container and glitter into another.

Dip the edges of the star into the white craft glue making sure they are well coated, then dip in the glitter.

It is easier to leave the first side to dry before doing the other but if you are careful you can do both at once.

Hang to dry.

Hang as individual decorations or attach to a string to make a garland.

Bookmark and Share  
»  Paperblog »  Substance: WordPress   »  Style: Ahren Ahimsa
© Copyright 2014 Paper Crafts for Children   »  Privacy