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On my cut out chicken shapes you can see where I ruled two lines. I folded my chickens along these lines and then glued them together up to these line — leaving the middle section not glued.

The chicken can be decorated before or after it is glued together. If the children are decorating it before it is glued together, to help make sure they colour the correct sides, the mirror images, draw the eye on both shapes. 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! We made some Thumbprint Easter Eggs yesterday and it was so much fun that I made a basket just right for some more. I did think after I started that you it would have been a good idea to mask the top of the basket so the thumbprints did not go on the basket, but I found another solution.

Of course they are an instant egg shape! Just add circles, stripes, stars and some spring flowers to decorate them. These are fun in themselves, and completely chocolate free!! While you wait for the real ones, these can also be used to decorate an Easter card. Paper Crafts for Children For children, caregivers, teachers and beginners of any age. The Easter celebration is another great excuse to do some paper craft with your children! Creative cup cake case craft for candy!

Chicken Easter Egg Cup Thumbprints are a perfect egg shape, just add a few decorations for some cute Easter eggs Thumbprint Easter Eggs Use those cute and clever thumbprints to make a special Easter themed greeting card thumbprint Easter Egg Card A very cute craft that is great for Easter treats. Easter Bunny Basket The moving parts on this happy chick will be a hit. Try an egg version of the paper tumbler for Easter.

These are easy to make and we will be making them in our family for the morning Easter gifts. This pop-up card technique is easy for children and can be used for any topic. Find out how to make one at the Fold-up Box Tutorial or download the free PDF Worksheet — Fold-up Box Easter bunny will have lots of help with these very cute and easy to make origami bunnies. A papier mache egg to hide treats in. Made in two halves with layers of newspaper and finished with tissue paper and a ribbon to close it.

This can be a super quick activity if you are using already decorated card like this photo of one egg from all sides. Or it can be a lengthy art activity if you start with white card and decorate it. To find out how to make it please see Stand-up Egg. Easter , kids craft. What a fun way to combine craft with a pretty setting for serving some treats. Sit or glue mini cup cake cases on the cut out daffodil shapes. Easter , paper crafts for children , Spring craft.

This is one of those paper crafts for children that let them do whatever they like with the decorating and no matter what it looks like, it will still make a cool Easter egg cup Start with a chicken shape that has a square or rectangle for the body with the top and bottom sides measuring about 7 am long for a chicken egg.

Decorate with pens, crayons, paint, feathers, glitter, collage, egg shells …. Easter , paper crafts for children. Envelope Corner Bookmarks Mar 26th, by Craftylocks. Of course I just might need to buy more books now for all the bookmarks! Gift , kids art , paper crafts for children , recycled craft.

Once you start thumbprinting some Easter eggs, it is hard to stop! You can copy or print out this Easter basket onto a card, or just to make a picture. Use an inkpad or two inkpads if you have them, to make lots of egg shapes.

Use a pen to add some decorations. Attach to the cone. Use red buttons and a little hemp string for a perfect cherry topper. Learn to make a paper ice cream cone decorations.

Watch as Parents lifestyle director Laura Fenton shows how to make this ice cream party craft. Your children can use their imaginations to create mosaic-style landscapes that look picture-perfect as place mats on your dining room table.

Select a large piece of cardstock or thin cardboard for the backdrop. Sketch rough outlines of a simple landscape or have your kids create their own. Let your kids tear colored paper to glue onto the cardboard. When the design is finished, take it to an office supply store for laminating. Capture your child's summer memories in this easy-to-make index-card book. Your child can choose people, places, and activities to add under each letter of the alphabet. Help your child plan fun ideas for each letter; cut out corresponding pictures from magazines or take your own photos.

Mat images with patterned paper and adhere to index cards. To display a letter on each page, write the letter on a white circle and mat with patterned paper. Separate each page with plastic index-card dividers, and create a durable back cover by trimming the tab from an extra divider. Punch holes in the upper corners of the cards and dividers and insert a binder ring.

Tie pretty ribbon on the ring. Decorate the cover with stickers to complete this unforgettable keepsake. Cooling down on a hot day has never been sweeter! Let your children choose paper to fit their personalities. For each fan, trim a 12xinch piece of heavyweight cardstock to 8x12 inches.

Use a decorative border punch along a long edge of the sheet. To simplify the folding process, score at every inch with a scoring blade. Gather at the bottom edge, punch a hole through all folds, and tie a decorative ribbon to complete a lovely fair-weather fan.

Watch your child's artwork twist and twirl at even the slightest gusts when you hang paper clip art characters on this cute mobile. Select royalty-free clip art to use for your mobile we chose nature-theme images. You'll need two versions: Print the standard images. Turn the paper over in your printer and print the mirror image on the back.

Have your child color both sides with markers or crayons. Cut out the images when he's done, punching a hole in the top of each. Cover two dowels with patterned paper and tie them together with ribbon to form an X shape.

Attach string to the images and hang them from the ends of the dowels. Add string at the top to hang the mobile. This adorable paper kite is made from an old map -- perfect for inspiring all kinds of lofty adventures. Tie two dowels one dowel should be longer than the other into a cross shape with twine. Cut a notch on the edge of each dowel and stretch a string around the kite frame. Open a map and lay the frame on top. Trim around the frame, leaving a few inches to fold over the edges.

Adhere the paper around the frame. Tie a long string for the tail to the back of the kite. Embellish the tail with ribbons and decorate the kite with a white paper cloud and theme stickers. Your child will love watching the summer sun shine right through this beautiful "stained-glass" wall hanging made from colorful tissue paper.

Paint an embroidery hoop in your child's favorite color. Cut the outline of a butterfly -- or any other shape -- from cardstock, to fit inside the hoop. Place the butterfly onto a piece of clear contact paper, sticky side up. Let your child tear up colored tissue paper to stick onto the wings. When you're done, place a sheet of tissue paper over the butterfly and add another layer of contact paper, sticky side down. Place inside the hoop and trim the edges. Hang with a ribbon near a sunny window.

Help your child keep her spare change ready for a shopping trip with this adorable papier-mache bowl. Line the inside and rim of a small glass bowl with plastic wrap. Have your kids tear up colorful tissue paper and stick the pieces to the inside of the bowl using a simple mixture of white glue and water. After you've added a few layers, let it dry; remove the glass bowl and plastic wrap. Have your kids spell out "savings" in cute letter stickers.

Add a little decoration by punching holes around the rim of the bowl and threading a pretty ribbon through. Give your child an imagination workout with an open-ended activity that blends drawing and cool cutouts.

The Setup From a magazine , cut out images -- half of a person or an object such as a piece of fruit, as we show or entire vehicles or buildings -- and glue them to sheets of drawing paper.

Put out colored pencils or markers. The Project Encourage your little artist to complete the half images by adding legs, for instance, or a fish tail, or doors and windows.

Suggest drawing a landscape for the cars and buildings. Your child can glue on more images and add a title, if desired. Bonus Fun Cut word balloons and text boxes from white paper. Use them to turn the collage into a comic book-style story. This project is from Rachelle Doorley, who shares her creativity-sparking ideas on tinkerlab. A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors. Swish Sticks These fluttery wands call for a backyard parade.

Cut 3-foot lengths from several streamer colors, then cut them in half lengthwise. Gather the pieces at one end. Place a drop of glue on the end of a painted dowel , stack the streamers on top, then securely attach them with a thumbtack. Glue a toy jewel on top of the tack. Trunk Show Dress up a tree or two for your next party. Start by wrapping a streamer around the trunk once and securing it to its end, not the tree, with double-sided tape. Continue wrapping until a few inches are covered, then secure the end with tape.

Repeat with more colors. Create 3-D textured artwork with balled-up bits of crepe paper. Cut a rectangle from a cereal box and draw a simple image on the unprinted side. Working on a section at a time, spread tacky glue onto the cardboard, then press the balls in place. Our spiky-haired pencil topper is a welcome homework helper. Sandwich double-sided tape between the layers.

Place tape on the bottom layer and roll the stack around the end of a pencil. Glue on googly eyes and a paper mouth. Match your lamp shade to your decor, for cheap. Starting at the bottom of a plain shade, simply wrap lengths of streamer around it, securing the ends with double-sided tape.

Hang several of these lightweight containers in a geometric pattern for a pretty way to display a child's collection or small desk supplies. Fold up the lower left corner along the line created by the midpoint and the upper left corner, as shown.

Make a matching fold with the lower right corner, creasing then unfolding. Erase the pencil mark. Refold both; abut the two short edges and seal them with patterned washi tape. Attach the pocket to a wall with removable double-sided tape or removable mounting squares placed at the upper corners of the pocket. Customize this cool spacecraft with extra hatches, portholes, side fins, and more.

To make one, roll a rectangle of scrapbook paper ours is about 4 by 6 inches into a cylinder, sealing the seam with washi tape. Cut four 1-inch-long slits into one end of the cylinder, spacing them evenly around the edge. Cut out two mustache-shaped fins A. Fold them at a right angle as shown, and insert them into the slits B.

Run glue along the cylinder's top edge and place the cone on top; let glue dry. Glue a rectangle to the rocket's side for a hatch. Make these pretty paper ornaments out of flat paper circles cut and folded in a simply ingenious way. Cut out this base circle and set it aside. Fold each of these circles in half. Slide the four larger folded circles onto the base B. Then slide the smaller ones inside the larger. To hang the sphere, use a pushpin to poke a hole through the edge of the base, and tie on a string.

Believe it or not, these fantastic animal heads are made from nothing more than cereal boxes, newspaper, flour paste, and paint—a simple project that Los Angeles art teacher Samara Caughey loves doing with her young students because it stretches their creative muscles.

To make the creatures at home with your kids:. Iron a few coffee filters to make them flat. An adult's job—iron up to four at a time on the highest setting, no steam. Set them out on a covered surface with lots of paper towels and a few bowls of liquid watercolor paint. You can also make it from cake watercolors: Remove each one and place in a bowl, then add a few drops of water at a time, mixing as you go, until the paint becomes a thin liquid.

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