Paper Plate Masks
Sep 15th, 2012 by Craftylocks

We have made paper plate masks for lots of occasions over the years. Because the paper plate is already the right size and shape, it is super easy to use as a base for a mask.

Most of our masks were decorated with pencils but you could use felt tip pens or paint too.
Animals have been a very popular theme in our household.
And a paper plate mask can be created by all ages!
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Tissue Box Feet
Jun 27th, 2012 by Craftylocks

We’ve been on a bit of a dress up theme around here lately.

This is easy and fun, and very very handy as part of a dinosaur or monster costume

The hardest part of this one for us was to hang onto two empty tissue boxes. Once we had managed to save the boxes. We just cut some slits around the holes in the top of the boxes to enable some feet to push into the box. We painted the boxes and glued on some claws. The final step is to add some scrunched up pieces of paper into the boxes to make a nice comfy space for feet.
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Making Arrows for Dress Up
Jun 16th, 2012 by Craftylocks

We approach any opportunity to dress up with enthusiasm, and usually lots of paper to make our costumes. This opportunity was to go as your favorite character from a book. There was no question who that was for our daughter – Will from Rangers Apprentice. That character called for arrows!

A bit of scavenging in the garden found the stalks from agapantha flowers – they are straight and easy to cut – perfect!

We cut a slot in each end of the stalk. At one end we slotted an arrow head cut from cardboard.

At the other end we cut a sort of feather shaped end from card. We also cut a shape in it to allow it to fit over the stalk. It is also pushed into the slot cut in the stalk.

Repeat a few times and some fabulous arrows. Not pictured here, but we also made a great bow from some plaited wool and a nice bendy bit of grape vine.

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