Category: Crafts & Activities

Easter Fun Crafts

Easter Fun Crafts

EASTER FUN CRAFTS

As Easter just round the corner.Here are some of my favorite and super easy crafts that can be done at home or at school.

Paper Bunny
This is a super duper easy craft paper bunny craft that can be made not only on Easter but any time of the year.

You will need:

-Blue/Pink construction paper
-white paper
-Scissors
-wiggly eyes
-glue
-black marker

Step 1 : Cut 4 long strips of paper (length wise of the A4 sized paper) and 4 shorter strips of paper (width wise of the A4 sized paper).

Step 2 : Take the 2 long strips and glue them together making a cross.Glue the other 2 long strips, making a snowflake. (Do the same with the short strips)

Step 3 : Take the “snowflake” with long strips and start forming a paper ball.By gluing
the strips together, forming loops, until all strips are glued together and you get a nice looking ball.
(Do the same with the short strips “snowflake”.)

Now you got two sized paper balls.

Step 4 : Glue the paper balls together.

Step 5 : Cut the ears out of blue paper.
(Also cut a smaller set out of pastel pink and glue it inside the blue ears)

Step 6 : Cut a snout and draw a nose.
Also cut teeth out of white paper and draw a line in the middle with a black marker. Glue the teeth on the snout.

Step 7 : Glue the ears and the snout on the head (smaller ball) part of the bunny.

Add two wiggle eye stickers.

and your super easy Paper bunny is ready to be displayed

Pictures To Guide

Note: Follow the same process to make the pink paper bunny. 🐰

Easter Egg Decorating
All you need here are a few Easter eggs cutouts and let your kids paint ,color or stick stickers on it free hand.Creating colorful Easter eggs of their own.

All You Need For Creating Easter Eggs
Egg Decorating Can Be Done With Any Kind Of Medium.

P.S – These eggs can be strung together creating a garland or can be glued on a Easter card.

Craft Stick Puppets
These is a super cute craft.Great! to decorate cupcakes or easter baskets.

All you will need:

-craft sticks (either colored or plain)
-white or yellow pipe cleaners
-white or yellow paint
-google eyes
-markers
-scissors
-glue

Step 1: Start by coloring the craft stick. Let them dry. (If you are using colored sticks then skip this step)

Step 2 : Cut out the head shapes, round one from yellow construction paper for chick 🐥 and white circle with ears for the bunny 🐰.

Step 3 : Draw (or glue) the beak, nose and ears. Stick on a pair of googly eyes (or draw them).

Step 4 : Place the craft sticks at the centre of the pipe cleaner. Start wrapping the pipe cleaners around them, twisting them on the back side of the craft stick.
When you’re half way through, make the wings by making the loop, as shown on the image above, twisting it a few times at the bottom of the loop (near the craft stick). Continue wrapping the pipe cleaner until you are done (cut it if it’s too long). Tuck the loose end under the wrapped pipe cleaner.

Follow Each Step Carefully!

Step 5: Stick on the face and you have your Easter craft stick puppets 🙂

Craft Stick Bunny 🐰 and Chick 🐥

Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER 🐣🐇🐰.

Paper Animals

Paper Animals

PAPER ANIMALS

Down below I will be showing you how to make different types of animals using the basically the heart shapes.This is a fun craft that surely will be loved by kids.

Penguin 🐧

You will need:

– One big black oval shape (for the penguins base)

-A big white heart,(big enough to fit in the oval shape)

-Two black hearts (medium size)

-Two white circles and two small black circles (for the eyes)

-Two small orange hearts (for the feet)

-One orange triangle (for the nose)

-One small pink heart (optional)

Shapes Needed To Create A Penguin

 

Follow the steps below carefully to create the Penguin 🐧:

1.Take the oval shape and glue the white heart in the center.

2.On the side of the white heart stick the pink heart (this is an optional step)

3.To create eyes- Stick the black dots in the center of the white dots pasting them on the body

4. Place the orange triangle down below in between the eyes to create a nose

5.For flappers (hands)- stick the two black hearts in a 45 degree angle on the side of the penguins body

6.And lastly stick the feet using the two small orange hearts

In the end it should look like this

Penguin is ready

Lion 🦁

You will need:

-One big orange heart

-One medium size yellow heart (big enough to fit within the orange heart)

-One small black heart

All You Need Are These

Instructions:

Glue the yellow heart upside down inside the orange heart

It’s Almost Done

Once done,add the black heart for the nose and mark two dots for the eyes.Create cutting on the edges for the hair and it’s done.

King Of The Jungle

A few other animals can be made using this technique like this mice

Mice 🐭

You will need:

-A big Grey heart shape (I didn’t have grey colored paper so used brown)

-A tail (Grey color as well to match the body)

-Two small hearts (one bigger than the other)(sticking them on top of the other) Big Heart- light Pink color the other Grey color

-Whiskers (Dark Pink)

-Goggle eyes

Instructions:

Fold the big grey heart into half,glueing the tail in between.(The pointed side of the heart will be the face of the mice 🐭).Once done with the basic step just add the hearts,whiskers and google eyes as in the picture below.

A rough mice made using the colored paper heart technique

Hope you enjoy making this craft as much as I did 🙂

2 Simple Valentine Kids Craft

2 Simple Valentine Kids Craft

2 SIMPLE VALENTINE KIDS CRAFT 

When everyone is busy expressing their love to their life partners. I tend to spend this day and time with the people I love the most,my family. This Day for me is mostly about expressing love and gifting each member of my family a special gift.Whether it’s just by flowers,chocolates or special hand made cards/crafts made at home.I am teaching Princess Z the same concept to give out and express her love to the people who means to her the most,and the way we do that is by making home made cards/ related DIYs for everyone around.

I think there is no other better way of receiving and sending out special home made special Valentine DIY crafts by the little ones on this special day.(It’s always great to add their special touch).
So as Valentine’s Day is approaching soon thought of sharing 2 simplest and LOVE-ly crafts that we made at home together to mark the special day.

Love Hand
This craft is very simple you will need:

-A hand 🖐🏻print cutout,(brown colored paper would make it look more realistic)

-Different sizes and colors of hearts cutouts

Tracing Princess Z’s hand 🤚

Once your done with the above steps,all you need to do now is to glue the hearts on the hand.and Voila!

Sticking on the hearts

It’s done 🙂
Super simple and easy!

Note: To make it stand, just cut out a strip and attach it to the hand below,fold it and join the ends with either glue/tape.

Flowers using Ice-cream sticks

This is the cutest craft and can be made in many ways ,for this all you will need is:

-A few heart cutouts (depends on the no.of petals you need for your flower)(three,four,five or more petals up to you)

-Ice Cream sticks (colored/plain ice cream sticks)

-Leaf shape cutouts

All you need for the craft

Start by sticking the heart shaped petals together forming a flower.Once done glue/tape the flower on the stick adding the leaves.

Note:Colored balls,stickers or cutout hearts can be added to hide the center joint.

Blue flower
Purple flower

Note: Different colored big/small flowers can be made forming a bouquet 💐

If your planning to stay back this valentines with your kids than these super easy crafts are to be done for sure.

Benefits:Creating memories,having fun and getting to spend time together 👧🏻👩🏻.

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

SNOWFLAKES 

As it’s winters Princess Z and I decided of doing a craft related to snow.As Princess Z has never seen a snowfall (we didn’t travel anywhere this year) couldn’t think of a better way of creating snowflakes and having winter in her own room.I had to practice a lot to get it right.Once I remembered the steps.We moved on making Snowflakes using two colors,red and white.These can be used as a hanging decoration or can be glued on a greeting card. .Any other color can be used according to your choice.

PLEASE NOTE this craft has to be done under adult supervision (the adults need to do the folds and cutting.The kids can do the last decoration part.

It might be hard at first but once you get the steps it’s a piece of cake!! 😊This is one of the easiest crafts to do(just needs a bit of practice).This craft can be made in summer and there are no chances of it to melt down 😜.(Winter will stay all summer).Follow the instructions below to create your very own snowflakes.The more you create the better.

Note:The basic steps are below to help create the ❄️ fold.The design can be made according to your choice.

Basic Fold
The Basic Fold
Basic Fold
The Same Basic Fold but different Design

Note: The basic steps are taken from another social media site.To make it easy to remember and create your very own snowflakes.

Happy Winter ❄️

5 Simple Activities

5 Simple Activities

5 SIMPLE ACTIVITIES TO KEEP TJE KIDS BUSY

Looking for some inexpensive/affordable and simple activities to keep your kids busy?! then listed below are 5 simple activities that I love doing with Princess Z and recommend doing too.These activities are a great way to keep the kids not only busy but make them enjoy their time as well as help them learn a lot of new skills.

Playing Hopscotch-This is every child’s favorite childhood game.I have played this my whole life and loved teaching Princess Z how it works.Playing hopscotch has its own benefits.Kids can learn skills like balance and coordination,body control as well as strength and stamina. Not only this, it teaches them how to work with strategy.Whether is indoor or outdoor this game can be enjoyed anywhere.

NOTE: Draw your own hopscotch with colored chalk in your backyard or buy one from ELC (Early Learning Center)

Foam Hopscotch from Early Learning Center

Collecting Stickers– A simple activity that can keep your child busy for hours.Sticking stickers provide a great opportunity for fine motor skills,pincer exercise and some logical thought patterns.There are ways of enjoying this activity and developing the fine motor skills : 1. Simply by just sticking stickers on a blank page, 2.Sticking them on different parts of body to learn their names or either by 3. buying sticker books (The ones like in the pic .below)This is on simple activity that can be done anywhere either at home 🏡 or on a plane ✈️ while traveling.

NOTE: Stickers are more fun when bought in different sizes and patterns (or can be of your child’s favorite characters).They can be found in any regular stationary/Daiso and sticker pads can be found at any regular toy store as well can be ordered online from mumzworld.com

Princess Z having fun with stickers
Reusable stickers pads.Can be played with anywhere

Doing Arts & Crafts– One thing Princess Z loves and so do I.Activities like arts and crafts not only provides immediate and lasting cognitive benefits, but also creates a unique bonding experience, which creates lifelong memories.It engages multiple brain areas and improve bilateral coordination,plus accelerates the development of muscles ,at the same time improves fine motor skills.Arts and crafts promotes social interactions that help develop language skills and social cognitive abilities.So get messy and get creative!.

NOTE: You don’t need to consider yourself ‘an artist’ to get creative.Art/Crafts can be made simple yet interesting.

Crafts can be done with anything around

Reading a StoryWho doesn’t like reading.Whether it’s reading a book during daytime or night time,stories sparks a child’s imagination, creates interest and helps with their brain development it also helps them learn the difference between ‘real’ and make believe’.Not only this reading also helps them become familiar with sounds,words and language.

NOTE: No matter what book it is!.Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child is a great way to spend time together.

Reading books is always fun

Playing Puzzles– Puzzles are an important educational learning tool for young children as they provide many skills and benefits.Playing puzzles helps children learn problem solving skills.It develops their fine motor skills,and involves a lot of hand and eye manipulation.  It provides a boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem.Puzzles are a great educational tool to enhance and promote cooperative play.

NOTE: Puzzles come in a whole range of themes and topics and can be found in many educational stores as well as can be ordered online from mumzworld.com

Puzzles of different stages (beginners to advance level)

These activities are a great way to spend time together,have fun and learn as well as develop new skills.They don’t need a specific place to be done,(can be done anywhere) in your free time.