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This cute little thing will definitely add charm to your table and please children. And it’s not only decorative but workable!
Paper plate (or just trace bowl on the cardboard – for ‘belly’)
Camel foam sheet – scraps
Black and red markers
2 wiggle eyes
Loaded glue gun or loaded stapler
Optional: anything for stuffing – might be crumpled paper pieces, jingle bells or beans – not too much and not too heavy – just to make your turtle resonant
Trace the bowl by outer circle on the paper plate or cardboard
Cut it out grabbing a bit more so bottom part is a little smaller than top shell and won’t peep out
Paint a “shell” with any color you like, let it dry
Trace a head, feet an tail out of foam sheet (have some extensions to be put inside )
Glue them to the top shell
Now, if you chose your turtle’d have stuffing, it’s time to put it inside!
Glue the bottom shell
Draw eyelashes, nose, smile
Decorate the shell with paintings, rhinestones, stickers etc. – your choice!
Use it as paper weight, toy or just decoration
Butterfly, flower, heart, pear, whale – and anything else you wish. Just mold it with air dry clay, add elements, stick on the paper plate and it’s ready to display or gift (just allow to dry
Craft supplies (for each)
Yellow paper plate
Air dry clay (different colors, see pictures)
Googly eyes (2 for each, 1 for whale)
Chenilles (pipe cleaners): butterfly – gold, flower and pear – green, heart – pink or red, whale – blue or purple
Gemstones and glitter glue to decorate
Pipe cleaner loop on the back side to hang on the wall – attach with hot glue
Have you created your own personage? Let us know!
Pre-history: Danish writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen invented Ole Lukoje – diminutive man who’s been coming at night to show children fairy dreams. First he blew to child’s back of the head and child fell asleep, and then Ole Lukoje opened umbrella up (he always was carrying 2 umbrellas underarms – one was multicolored, for very good children, and second one was plain… for the others). If umbrella was many colors then child saw very beatiful dreams all night long, if it was one color then child didn’t see any dreams. So, now we call attention to making our own Ole Lukoje’s umbrella – multicolored one, of course You might want to hang it somewhere near your child’s bed so he would fell asleep faster and see wonderful dreams all night
One paper plate (or just trace circle on any thick paper, for example poster board)
One round wooden stick, about 8 inches long
One small styrofoam ball (optional)
For decoration (choose as many as you want): acryllic paint (+brush), markers or crayons, ribbons, braids, laces, lace trims, stickers, rhinestones or anything else you can think of
Time needed: from 30 minutes and beyond
Find the center of the plate and mark. Now make a straight cut from edge to that point. If you wish to draw something over it, this is the best time. You can draw on the both outer or inner sides. Take both corners and wrap them over so it has umbrella-like shape. Staple or hot-glue. Decorate border with ribbons or lace trims (again, staple or hot-glue). Decorate both surfaces with stickers, glitter glue (chunky glitter glue) and rhinestones. Just remember: colorfulness of your dreams now depends on this umbrella, so be creative! Glue one end of wooden stick inside the cone, fasten small styrofoam ball on another end (optional, for safety). You can color it with any shiny paint. Let it all dry. Now fix the ribbon loop around the handle… and guess what? It’s ready to hang near the bed to collect and show beatifull dreams.
2 white paper plates and orange paint/or 2 orange (both sides) plates
Glue gun an glue stick (or loaded stapler)
2 huge googly eyes
Markers or crayons
Ribbon for hangers
Cut one plate in halves
Place one whole plate and one half face-to-face, edge by edge, so you make ‘pocket’ between them
You can glue them together, staple or tape (hot glue seems more reliable for such ‘heavy’ business as Halloween candy hunt )
Glue googly eyes on a bigger part
On a half part draw a mouth
Decorate with drawings (freckles, mustache, eyelashes and so on) and stickers
Hot-glue or staple hanger
Put couple candies inside the baggy to gain more! Now you’re ready for hunt!
Round paper plate
Tissue paper – yellow and red (you can also use just yellow foam sheet) Foam sheet cuts – crimson, camel, yellow colors Yarn – thick yellow cuts Scissors School glue Glue gun Ribbon or pipe cleaner for the hanger
Almost all pizzas include cheese and ketchup. So first of all, cut the circles from tissue paper (you can trace paper plate), then glue them one over another on the plate – they’ll ‘melt’. Now add any toppings you like – you can create your own or use our patterns here. We suggest to put pepperoni, mushrooms and pineapples (cut from foam sheets), and also add some yarn cuts to make ‘some unmelted shredded cheese’ effect. Make a loop with ribbon or pipe cleaner and hot-glue it to the back side of your pizza. Yummy!
3-section paper plate
Acrylic paint, brush
2 googly eyes
1 big pom-pom for nose (and optional: few sparkly pom-poms to decorate hat)
2 pieces of pipe cleaners – 1 for mouth and 1 for hanger Glue gun Craft glue Cut from foam sheet – pink, beige, brown… for ears Small hat from craft store (or use our template to make your own – 2D)
Time needed: about 30 minutes (depends on how fast your paint dries, and volume of your imagination of course)
Paint 2 plate sections with one color and 1 with another
Let it dry
Glue the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and hat
Draw eyebrows, eyelashes, redden cheeks – whatever your creativity tells you
You can put some bow under his chin
Glue a looped pipe cleaner on the back side. Voila! You can hang him on the wall or make a gift to beloved grandparents or friends or anyone else you wish to gladden.