Envelope Corner Bookmarks
Mar 26th, 2015 by Craftylocks

Such a simple paper craft that children can do to make a useful little present AND recycle at the same time.

We had so much fun making fancy shaped Bookmarks from Envelope corners, and Shamrock Bookmarks that I had a search on the internet for some other envelope corner bookmarks and only then realised that we had made it all much harder than we needed! I still love the shaped ones we made, but it can be so much easier! For these ones we just cut the corners off the envelopes and drew on them or glued paper on them – and our bookmarks are ready to use!

Of course I just might need to buy more books now for all the bookmarks!

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Thumbprint Easter Egg Card
Mar 24th, 2015 by Craftylocks


Once you start thumbprinting some Easter eggs, it is hard to stop!

We made some Thumbprint Easter Eggs yesterday and it was so much fun that I made a basket just right for some more.

You can copy or print out this Easter basket onto a card, or just to make a picture.

Use an inkpad or two inkpads if you have them, to make lots of egg shapes.

I did think after I started that you it would have been a good idea to mask the top of the basket so the thumbprints did not go on the basket, but I found another solution.

Use a pen to add some decorations.

Then colour in the basket and you have a very personal Easter card!

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Thumbprint Easter Eggs
Mar 22nd, 2015 by Craftylocks

An easy and fun way to make some Easter themed artwork.

Using inkpads, make lots of thumbprints.

Of course they are an instant egg shape! Just add circles, stripes, stars and some spring flowers to decorate them.

These are fun in themselves, and completely chocolate free!! While you wait for the real ones, these can also be used to decorate an Easter card.

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Decorated Halloween Skulls
Oct 2nd, 2014 by Craftylocks


I have always been intrigued by the decorated skulls of the Day of the Dead celebrations – taking a skull and turning it into something beautiful. With Halloween approaching, I thought it a perfect excuse to do some of my own.

I was just going to do one, but had such fun, I kept going. If you want to have a go, print this skull shape out.

This one was decorated with crayons …

This is a fun way of decorating shapes, it is called Zentangling and it is a great art technique for older children to have fun with …

One more technique, this time watercolour pencils …

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Seussical Mural
Jul 26th, 2014 by Craftylocks

Another mural has been keeping me busy! I thought a few truffala trees might be quite fun in our porch where we keep our boots, garden equipment and the dog kennel. But I kind of got carried away, and many months later the walls are covered in Dr Seuss creations.


Another of my murals is the forest lagoon mural.

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Hand and Heart Shape
May 1st, 2014 by Craftylocks

There are so many beautiful papers and I do love buying them. This craft is a lovely way to use some of those papers and a special craft for children to do.

It is also handy as a mothers day gift or card, and easy for Dad’s to organise with their children! We used ours to make cards but these are very nice mounted on a block or in a frame to hang on the wall.

The children can be involved throughout this craft. They can choose the paper they want to use for their hand shape. They could also choose the background colour and the heart colour. If you are making something to mount on the wall the children could paint the canvas block or whatever background you are using.

If they are old enough to write they can write their own name on the heart shape. But have a few shapes ready and have them write on the heart before the shape is glued onto the hand shape, just in case they want a few attempts to get it right.


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