»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
Spider Garland
Oct 7th, 2014 by Craftylocks

Garlands are such an easy effective paper craft for children. And of course how perfect for a spooktastic decoration – a spider garland!

I have some step by step instructions if you are new to making paper garlands.

If you love this idea so much for Halloween, check out some of my other Halloween Paper Garland ideas.

Bookmark and Share  
Paper Plate Santa
Dec 1st, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is an easy craft for little hands and looks great on the wall!

What you will need;
A Paper Plate
White paper
Rolled Cotton Ball
1 large red pom pom
1 large white pom pom
1 small red pom pom
A small piece of black paper or card
Red card
Glue stick
Pencil
Scissors

Cut a Santa hat shape from the red card checking that it fits the paper plate you are using.

Glue the large white pom pom and the unrolled cotton ball in place on the hat.

Glue the hat to the paper plate along with eyes cut from the black card, pom pom nose and mouth and the eyebrows and mustache cut from the leftover unrolled cotton ball.

Make the paper chain by joining loops from strips of the white paper and glue in place on Santa’s chin. I made each chain six loops long.

Thanks for this great craft Pippi Pipecleaners!

Bookmark and Share  
Thank You Garland
Nov 27th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This technique has so many uses. I think using a garland of letters is such a beautiful way to deliver a message.

Fold some paper in half – any colorful paper, or use plain paper and decorate it after it is cut out. Cut out the letters for your message.
Make sure the fold of the paper is at the top of the letter and is not cut off.
Lay the message out and put some string along the fold. Close the letters over the string and glue them closed.
Hang the garland ready to greet and delight.

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  
Saint Patricks Day Garland
Mar 14th, 2013 by Craftylocks

Super quick and easy paper craft decoration to get the children to do when you suddenly remember the O’Briens are coming round to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at your place!

Start with a green piece of printer size paper and cut it in half lengthways – you will now have two strips of paper. Fold each one into a concertina – folding it into four usually works really well. Draw a shamrock shape on the front, making sure that the edges of the picture go on the edge of the paper.

Cut the shape out and when you open it you will have a row of shamrocks ready to decorate the wall. Repeat on the other piece of paper and tape them together – keep repeating to make it as long as you like.

If you do happen to do this as a leisurely planned activity, you can also have lots of fun decorating your garland with drawings, glitter, stickers and the like.

This is a great paper craft for children to do independently, and to help them I have a Paper Garland Tutorial.

Bookmark and Share  
Simple Crepe Paper Jelly Fish
Jul 5th, 2012 by Craftylocks

Crepe paper is great, it is light and floaty, stretchy and textured and lends it self to all sorts of crafts … including the tentacles of a jellyfish.

A crafty friend came up with this simple and cheerful design. Not too messy either and would be great to hang for an ocean themed party.

Take a sheet of newspaper and scrunch into a ball several times to make the paper soft and pliable. Make a ball the size you want your jellyfish’s head to be.

Place two layers of crepe paper on a flat surface. The size of the piece of crepe will depend on how big your ball of newspaper is. Make sure to leave lots of overhang to make the tentacles.

Gather the crepe up and around the ball of newspaper and fasten with a chenille stick. Cut off the excess chenille stick and tuck the ends away.

Cut strips in the crepe paper to make the tentacles. It doesn’t matter that they are different lengths or widths but you don’t want them to be too narrow that they tear easily.

Cut the base for the eyes out of some card. Cut out the white for the eyes a little smaller than the base and then draw in the pupils with the black marker. Glue to the card.

Glue eyes to the head of the Jellyfish, and then because he is so cute and ever so easy make another!

We have made something similar a while ago … a super quick Paper Towel Ghost

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