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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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Watermelon Card
Mar 15th, 2015 by Craftylocks

 
I love it when for no particular reason, one of the children make up their own paper craft.

I don’t know if she saw an idea for this somewhere else, but on one of the many occassions we had some paper and glue out, the youngest crafter in the family glued together layers of red and greens paper to create a watermelon card with three pages instead of the usual two. I did not get step by step photos so hopefully the ones below give enough information if you also want to make one.

I suggested that we could use it for a birthday invitation, but she did not think that was the theme suited a party invite. Her comment … “What, ‘come to my party, there’s going to be heaps of fruit’! “

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St Patricks Day Rainbow Paper Plate
Mar 13th, 2015 by Craftylocks

No matter what the topic, it seems you can always make something related out of a paper plate.

A St Patricks Day themed paper plate craft has a rainbow, and of course, a pot of gold.

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Pleated Paper Rainbow Circle
Mar 13th, 2015 by Craftylocks

Rainbows are such a great excuse to use colourful paper. Add a pot of gold and it is a St Patricks Day paper craft!

For this craft you need paper in all the colours of the rainbow, to make it a St Patricks rainbow craft make sure you have some extra green paper for a shamrock, and brown for the pot of gold.

Good luck and have fun making your St Patricks rainbow circle.

Pleat each sheet of paper and then fold it in half. Cut out a shamrock and pot shape out as well.

Glue each pleated fan together in the middle, and to the next fan. I thought it looked quite cool cool after each one had been glued together and it made a half circle fan shape.

But the plan was a circle, so I made the final glueing step and joined all the fans together to make a circle with a pot of gold in the center.

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Halloween Paper Crafts for Children
Oct 20th, 2014 by Craftylocks

Lots of spooktastic Halloween paper crafts for children!

Spider Garland – these are spiders I like having around
Decorated Halloween Skulls started with having fun with Zentangling, which is basically making patterns inside shapes – I could do that all day!
Tissue Paper Mummy is a fun and easy craft.
Finger Finger in a Matchbox Trick
Everyone smiles at the ‘cut off’ finger in a match box.
Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern
This Jack O Lantern craft for children is very cute. With such a happy face it is quite friendly too.
Bat with peg Peg and Paper Bat
This bat is perfect for halloween and has a variety of uses.
Spider with paper plate web Paper Plate Spider Web
See how long it takes for this spider to catch a fly.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Any excuse to make this cute decoration
Paper Plate Spotty Spiders
Not so scary, but lots of fun for little Halloween helpers
Halloween Paper Garland
A spooky twist on this classic paper craft.
Halloween Hanging Garland
Use your paper garlands to make this hanging version.
Cardboard Roll and Hand Shape Paper Spiders
Bat Mask
Only have minutes to make a Halloween costume? Craft this one up super fast.
Ball Rolling Spider Webs
Making this decorated paper for Halloween is lots of fun.
Paper Spider Wrist Wear
Cut Out Shapes Pumpkin Pictures
A great Halloween activity to set up for a group of children.
Paper Towel Ghosts
Another super quick Halloween craft.
Hand Print Ghosts
Print up a haunted house full of ghosts with these hand print spooks.
Rattle the chains with Paper Link Ghost; such an easy Halloween craft.
A trick or treat pumpkin basket is a perfect pumpkin craft.
A paper web can add to your Halloween decorations.
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Mother Day Cards
May 8th, 2014 by Craftylocks

Some of my favorite cards for children to craft for Mothers Day and of course Grandmothers Day too.

Mothers Day Tea Bag Card
From all the hits this craft gets, it must be one of the most popular on my site. Have a look and see why everyone likes it so much.
Fold Out Card
A bit of a fancy card, but ever so easy to make.
Secret Message Card
This very clever card is much easier to make than it looks – have a go!
Seeded Paper for Gift Cards
A perfect card and gift combo paper craft.
Accordion Pop-up Card
The front of this card says ‘Thanks …’ and when it opens a whole bunch of flowers pop up and the message is ‘… a bunch’. Much easier to make than it looks.
Concertina Gift Card
What I love about this one is that it combines a card with a gift – and the gift can be little promise notes or special messages. Did I mention that this is also easier than it looks??
Pop-up Garland Card
This card combines two very easy techniques, a simple pop-up card and a paper garland. The flowers from the garland are used on the inside of the card as pictures here, and also on the front of the card and an envelope.
Easy Pop-up Card
Just like the others in this list, this is a great card craft for children to learn. The pop-up section is a separate piece that is glued on.
Heart Shapes Card
This is easy to do and super cute.
Hand and Heart Shape Card
Just right for a special message for someone special.
Tulip Flower Card
Flowers are always great on a card, and this one has two folding out flaps.
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