Category: Crafts & Activities

Newspaper Hat

Newspaper Hat

HOW TO MAKE A NEWSPAPER HAT 

It was Earth day at Princess Z’s school and we (parents) had to make a costume or accessorize them with any recycled material and be creative.I was looking for something that would be creative and served a purpose at the same time.I did my part of research and came  across different ways of recycling newspaper.I found many ways but the thing I decided to go  with was a Newspaper Hat. Here’s how we made a Newspaper Hat by recycling the daily newspaper.

You will need:

Newspapers
Tape
Scissors
Any accessories (like flowers,buttons…) to glue to the hat. (Optional)

Steps:

1.The most important step is to take the right fitting measurements…so do to that make your child sit down,place newspapers sheets on her head…and mold them on the circumference of the head as shown in the picture below👇🏻

Photo is for illustration purpose only

2.Once you have the perfect size… tape around adding layers of newspapers (as many as you like) (I prefer 5 to 6 layers)

*This part is a little tricky…keep adding layers, until your satisfied.

3.Once you have your layered hat, remove and cut out the extra edges and accessories as you like.

I added flowers made from wool and glue them on the  on the taped side making it  look more neat.

Cutting out the extra newspaper will give you layers…making it look more fancy

This is the easier and most useful way of recycling newspaper.These hats can be accessorized in many ways and can be used in parties,recycling day or even in the daily life.

How to make a Nurse Cap

How to make a Nurse Cap

HOW TO MAKE A NURSE CAP

As Princess Z will be celebrating The International Nurse day at her school on Thursday.I didn’t wanted to buy her the full suit available in the market.Firstly they are quite pricey and secondly, they are of one time use only so instead i decided to dress her up in full white clothes with a Nurse Cap made at home.I wasn’t very sure about it at first but then was happy with the result🙂.Below 👇🏻are the step by step instructions on how to make a Nurse Cap:

All you will need is :

-A4 size Chart Paper (I used chart paper to make it a bit stiff,any other kind of paper can be used).

-A Red/Pink Cross (Cut out from colored paper or either painted) (I got my done on the chart paper and painted it pink).

-Scotch Tape/Glue/Stapler

-Scissors

Here are the Step by Step Instructions-

Step 1: I know how we usually get an A1 size chart paper in the market.So to begin with place I placed a regular A4 printer paper on the chart paper and cut it out to get the exact size.

Nurse Cap
The tools needed to make a Nurse Cap

Step 2Once you have your A4 size chart paper, fold it less than half way through. (From up to downwards).

Note: The fold should be on top (like shown in the picture)👇🏻

Step 3 : Place and glue the cross in the middle of the folded line.(should be more towards the line fold)👇🏻

Step 2 and 3

Step 4 : Turn the paper over

Note: The line fold should come below

Step 4: Turn the Paper over as guided

Step 5 : Fold the corners and tape/staple them as shown 👇🏻

Step 5 : This is how it should look after the fold

Step 6 : Fold the instructed lines in the picture below 👇🏻and tape/staple it

Step 6: Fold the point ☝🏻

Step 7 : Turn over and Voila it’s ready! 😊

The Final Result 😁

TIP: To keep it steady on the head..tie a bun and pin it in.

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 👧🏻👩🏻.