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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Origami Lily
Jun 7th, 2011 by Craftylocks


The youngest paper crafter in the family followed some instructions on a chart at school to make this origami lily. I thought it was very cool, so she half remembered and half worked out how to make it again. She demonstrates below. My husbands apologies for the quality of the video, and note it is over 5 minutes long – there are a lot of steps, but also a lot of repetition of steps – each fold is repeated four times.


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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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Speedy Tissue Paper Flower Demo
Apr 2nd, 2010 by Craftylocks

A movie demonstration that zooms through the making of a tissue paper flower.

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Blossom Tree POPS into Life
Mar 28th, 2010 by Craftylocks

The movie I made at the same time I made the blossom tree …

For the final piece and instructions on how to make this pop over to Blossoming Tissue Tree

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Pop-up Card Movie
Mar 25th, 2010 by Craftylocks

A bit of a demo on making a pop-up card, and then a horrifying end to the card …

Super easy to make, check out the Tutorial or the worksheet – Worksheet – Pop-up Cards PDF

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