DIY stress balls are so easy to make! All you need is a balloon and a filler like flour or rice and you end up with a super fun, super squishy stress ball that's perfect for busy hands! How to Make a Stress Ball Homemade stress balls are SUPER SIMPLE to make at home. You can use flour, rice, water beads, play dough, and even oobleck as a filler inside the balloon. In order to get the flour inside the balloon, you'll also need a funnel. But no worries if you don't have one! Simply cut the bottom off a
This cute Paper Roll Cat Craft is a great back to school craft and fun recycled project to get kids excited for school!
How to make paper clay in 8 steps (choose from photo tutorial or video tutorial). A super eco friendly paper clay recipe.
Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cute Australian birds were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Busy Beaks,” written and illustrated by Sarah Allen. “Spend a day with Australia’s most vibrant and unique feathered friends. Full of splashing shorebirds, clattering cockatoos, parading penguins and greedy galahs, Busy Beaks is the perfect introduction to birds of all shapes and sizes.“ Busy Beaks is a wonderful mix of picture story book and fact book in one beautifully illustrated edition. It guides readers through a day in the life of our Australian birds from sunrise to sunset. My students just loved finding out interesting facts about their favourite birds in the Facts and Feathers section of the book, and sharing stories about their encounters with our feathered friends. Today we are going to make our own busy beaks, using cardboard tubes and coloured paper. To make your own busy beak, you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies You have a choice of making your bird from colour paper or using white paper and colouring it in. We will go through the colouring in option first. Kookaburra Step 1 Let’s make a kookaburra! To make this cute little bird, download the template, colour it in and cut it out. Step 2 To make your body, place your cardboard tube on some white paper, and mark out the length of the tube with a grey lead pencil. Roll the tube along the paper to ensure you have enough paper to go around the roll with a small overlap. Cut out the paper, colour in if desired and glue to the cardboard tube. Step 3 Time to wing it! Glue the wing & tail combo to the body of the bird. Step 4 Add the eye patches. Glue the eye patches just above the wings. Step 5 Glue the eyes on the patches and colour in the pupils. Step 6 Make your beak. To make your beak make 2 folds either side of the middle of the beak and glue closed. Add some glue to the folded edge and stick to your bird inbetween the wings. And your finished! How cute is your kookaburra!? Cockatoo & Galah Step 1 To make a cockatoo, galah or even a parrot, the first step is to download and print the template. This time we will go through using colour paper. Let’s make a galah! Step 2 Once you have printed your template, cut out the pieces and place them on the colour paper. Trace around the template pieces and cut out. Step 3 To make your body, place your cardboard tube on some colour paper, and mark out the length of the tube with a grey lead pencil. Roll the tube along the paper to ensure you have enough paper to go around the roll with a small overlap. Cut out the colour paper and glue to the cardboard tube. Step 4 Add your tail feathers. Put glue on the top section of the tail feathers and stick to the bottom section of the cardboard tube. Now glue your second set of tail feathers slightly higher than the first set, so you can see the bottom layer peeking through. Step 5 Stick your wings to either side of your bird. Make sure the smaller part of the wing is at the bottom. Step 6 Make your beak. To make your beak make 2 folds either side of the middle of the beak and glue closed. Add some glue to the folded edge and stick to your bird inbetween the wings. Step 7 Add your eyes. Glue the eyes on your bird either side of the beak. Draw some pupils on the eyes using a black pencil or felt tip pen. Step 8 If you are making a cockatoo or galah it’s time to add your crest. To do this make 2 small cuts on the top of your birds head, 1 at the front and 1 at the back. Now slide your crest into the 2 cuts and your finished! It’s time to meet your new feathered friend. Here are some more feathered friends you might like to make, a cockatoo, kookaburra, palm cockatoo or eastern rosella. Or why not create your own bird? Here is one my daughter had lots of fun making. Pink seagull maybe…? Looking for some Book Week display inspiration? Take a look at my space display here: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds Book Week Display 2021 Or if you would some more craft ideas, why not try one of these: Tent Craft Inspired by “There’s No Such Thing” | Bears in Woolly Jumpers Inspired by “Norton and the Bear” | Cardboard Tube Bunny
Origami projects for kids are an easy way to introduce them to this creative paper folding craft with step-by-step instructions for beginners.
Make your own Twirligig~ a cool paper spinner toy that will amaze and delight kids of all ages! YOu only need a couple of basic supplies!
Super simple craft for a DIY Paper Spinner, keeping the kids entertained this summer as part of the Make and Takes summer series Get Out and Play!
You've got to check out this list of genius ideas on ways to repurpose your old magazines. There are some creative ideas for crafts, gift giving and more!
Spring brings rainy days so it's a great time of the year to learn how to make paper umbrellas. This cute and fairly easy paper craft can be used as a decoration - a mobile
This rainbow tree made from construction paper is such a beautiful art idea for spring, summer or anytime. The paper punched butterflies look 3D on the paper! Rainbow Tree Craft This rainbow handprint butterfly tree made from construction paper is so pretty and easy to make! We used a butterfly paper punch to cut out the butterflies and folded them in half to make them look 3D. This craft takes about 30 minutes to complete. Gluing on all the butterflies definitely takes a bit of time. But it's also super relaxing and really fun to watch it come together! Plus
You can have more fun crafting this weekend when you create your own DIY decor with these super cute paper crafts for adults. If you are feeling creative you will have lots of fun with these colorful paper craft ideas.
Today I wanted to share a super fun craft project that is fun for all ages. How to create a DIY Flying Butterfly Surprise that you could put into a card that will fly out when you open it
Wind-Up Paper ButterFLY: Delicate! Enchanting! Magical! This wind-up paper butterfly will flutter into your heart and make you want to create more! It is a perfect addition to a card or invitation, or can be placed in a book for a neat surprise. This butterfly doesn’t take …
Rainy day? This snails craft is adorable, fun and easy so you can make it with your family. Customize it anyway you'd like to!
You can easily make your own DIY decorations by using your tissue paper scraps to create these amazing tissue paper crafts. These cute DIY projects are perfect to decorate your home for any occasion. These crafts are good for kids, fun for teenagers, and even great for adults.
Light up your Thanksgiving table with these bright ideas for quick and easy holiday candle displays. For safety, never leave a burning candle unattended. Many of our candle displays should only be lit for a short time; do not let the flame come close to flammable design elements.
make your own wind-up paper butterflies.
This fire breathing dragon made from a toilet paper roll is an easy kids craft that uses simple craft supplies. When you blow into the end of the tube the tissue paper looks like flames coming out of the dragon's mouth! Fire Breathing Dragon Craft Add this activity to your crafty bucket list, because it's SO MUCH FUN! And it's ridiculously simple to make. Kids, toddlers and preschoolers will love to see the dragon blowing fire! The photos make me smile, just looking at them. Watch the Video Tutorial Here: (Or scroll down for the step-by-step photo tutorial and printable