Thursday, 25 March 2010

Easter Chick Pots

For this you will need:

  • yogurt or similar pot
  • tissue paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • heart shape sequin or sticker
  • feathers
  • shredded paper
  • mini eggs or small gift


  • Cut the tissue paper into small squares and cover the yogurt pot with the tissue paper
  • Next glue on the googly eyes, heart shape beak and the feathers
  • Put shredded paper inside the pot and fill with Easter treats


  • Variation: you could do also make a rabbit. Swap the tissue paper for cotton wool and add card rabbit ears to the back of the pot and glue feathers to the rabbit ears.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Bird Nest Paper Plate Craft

For this you will need:


  • Paper plate
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Paint (not shown)
  • Feathers
  • Hay
  • Wool
  • Scissors
  • Brush

To make:

  • Cut a bird shape out of a piece of fabric or felt


  • Paint the top half of a paper plate to look like sky and glue on the felt bird


  • Then apply lots of glue to the bottom half of the plate and add your nest materials. Hay, wool, feathers or something else you may have collected, perhaps seeds or grass
  • Cut some egg shapes from the felt and glue into the nest.


Monday, 30 March 2009

Easter Egg Card

For this you will need:

  • 1 apertutre card or plain card

  • Ruler
  • Polystrene oval shape (avaible to buy from here)

  • Decorations, jewels, paper, stickers

  • Felt tips

  • Glue

  • Scissors

To make:

  • Take one aperture card or make your own by cutting a square from the centre of a folded piece of card (grown up bit)

  • Colour the oval shape using felt tip pens and decorate with jewels, glitter or stickers

  • Decorate the front of the card

  • Glue the egg shape to inside the card positioned so the egg appears through the window

Finished Easter Egg Card....just add a message!!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Mothers Day / Easter Basket

To make this basket you will need:

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • A4 thin card in assorted colours

  • glue

  • shredded paper

  • stapler

  • To make the basket:
  • Take one sheet of card and every 3cm along the width cut to half way down the depth. Do this for the entire width of the card.

  • Along the opposite length of the card cut little slits about 1cm apart all the way along the bottom of the card, these will enable the bottom of the basket to be attached.

  • Next wrap the card round into a cylinder shape and staple once at the bottom to secure and once half way up the cylinder.

  • Once you have created the basket shape, next pull down all the flaps except two opposing flaps and pull these up and staple to make a handle.

  • To make a bottom for the basket cut a card circle 8cm in diameter, fold up all the little slits and sellotape the bottom in place.

  • Next cut out flower shapes, to decorate the ends of the flaps. Click here for the pattern or make your own.

  • Glue the flower shapes to the ends of the flaps and across the handle.

  • Add stredded paper into the basket along with a gift. It could be mini easter eggs, chocolates or soap.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Spoon Monsters

To make you will need:
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Foam eyes, nose and mouth. You could cut these out of paper or felt also.
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • Sellotape
  • Coloured paper
  • Pipe cleaners or wool

  • To make:

  • Paint the spoon

  • Glue the mouth, nose and eyes to the monster, we used foam ones but you could make your own from coloured paper.

  • Cut a stripe of coloured paper and fold into a concerntina.

  • Glue hands to the ends and sellotape the arms to the monster. If you tape round the back then the tape can't be seen.

  • Do the same for the feet.
  • Decorate the paper using the paint. We did spots, but you can choose any decoration.
  • Twist a pipe cleaner for the hair and attach to the spoon using double-sided sticky tape. If you have young children you could use wool instead.

Make the monsters as colourful as possible. Maybe give you monster extra legs, arms or add extra eyes.