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Paper Chain Dragon or Snake
Feb 9th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This was formerly a paper chain dragon in a newsletter, but she is quite happy also being a snake – JUST in time for the Chinese New Year, and for Dawnie:-).

Not surprisingly – make a paper chain.
We were very restrained with ours, but go as wild as you wish and add a head, tail, feather, wings, scales, fire and any other dragon or snake decorations.
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Paper Cowboy Moustache
Nov 4th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

This is a very easy and cute way for kids to quickly sprout a great cowboy moustache.
You need some moustache colored paper and some ribbon or string. Cut out some shapes as pictured, they do not need to be exact. Read through all the steps and you will see how they layer up.
Thread the string through the ‘handlebar’ shaped piece, this is the back of the moustache and the string or ribbon will tie around the cowboys head to hold it on. Cut some slits into the larger piece of paper and the ‘hanging down’ part of back handle bar shape.
Use a pencil to curl the paper, including the individual strips.
Glue the individual curled pieces of paper onto the back handlebar shape, and then glue the large piece on top.
As I already have lots of cowgirl type gear, all I really needed was this moustache!
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Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for Children
Oct 30th, 2012 by Craftylocks


A range of Thanksgiving paper crafts to keep the children occupied before the celebration and some great decorations for the day.

Paper Bag Turkey Thanksgiving Hat
Make this hat to wear at your thanksgiving day celebration.
Paper Gratitude Garland
Make this garland of gratitude statements or simply things you are thankful for. It makes a great decoration and trying to read every link adds extra interest. Some examples to get you started:

  • for friends I can cry with
  • for my lovely mother
  • for my happy home
  • for my favorite toy
  • for our thanksgiving gathering
thanksgiving-hand-turkey Thanksgiving Hand Print Turkey
Have some fun making these Thanksgiving turkeys with the children.


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Tissue Paper Flying Fish
Oct 6th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

I have always thought these looked beautiful, but worried they may be tricky to make … don’t worry – be crafty, they are simple!
You just need to catch yourself a strip of card, some tissue paper sheets and scraps, and some string. Staple the strip of card into a circle.
Make sure your tissue paper is wide enough to go all the way around the circle, and roll a bit over the strip of card and glue into place. Repeat with another shorter piece of tissue.
Trim the tissue paper to the shapes you want and glue on some details like fins and eyes.
Punch four holes evenly around the cardboard strip and tie a piece of string to each hole. Tie all the pieces of string together.
Hook your fish into a tree to catch a wave in the wind or set the children running with the fish flying behind them.
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Simple Card Masks
Oct 2nd, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

Another one of the classic, simple paper crafts. Although not new, still a great one to do!

The basic mask shape can be quickly and simply decorated as we did here when we remembered we needed this type of mask for school at the last minute! Or they can be ornately decorated with all manner or beautiful things. We will get around to one of those ornate ones another day.

We made some small changes to the basic masquerade mask shape. I drew the basic shape with rounded ends, onto the black card and then gave it to the children to add shape to the sides.

Then they drew shapes for the glittery bits. We glued and sprinkled glitter just into those shapes. We liked the restraint of the plain black between the glitter – or perhaps we would have been late if we added more glitter!

Once your mask is ready, just add a piece of card for a handle – then you are done and can dash out the door to school or your party!

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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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