Archive for the ‘Paper plate’ Category

Matzah cover

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

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Elijah’s goblet for Seder table

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

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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!

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Paper bowl turtle

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Paper bowl

Paper plate (or just trace bowl on the cardboard – for ‘belly’)

Camel foam sheet – scraps

Scissors

Black and red markers

2 wiggle eyes

Acrylic paint

Embellishments

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 :)

Directions

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

Glue eyes

Draw eyelashes, nose, smile

Decorate the shell with paintings, rhinestones, stickers etc. – your choice!

Use it as paper weight, toy or just decoration :)

Decorated paper plates

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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 :)

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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! :)

Umbrella – sweet dreams custodian

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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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 :)

Craft supplies

One paper plate (or just trace circle on any thick paper, for example poster board)

Scissors

Glue gun

Stappler

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

Directions

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.

Halloween pumpkin-baggy

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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Craft supplies

2 white paper plates and orange paint/or 2 orange (both sides) plates

Glue gun an glue stick (or loaded stapler)

Craft scissors

2 huge googly eyes

Halloween stickers

Markers or crayons

Ribbon for hangers

Directions

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! :)

Paper plate pizza

Friday, January 25th, 2008

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Craft supplies

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

Directions

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!

Clown face

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Clown face paper plate

Craft supplies

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)

Directions

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.