Want to brighten your day? Make beautiful sparkling flowers

Feel like watching nature sparkle? Make these beautiful sparkle card flowers with your kids. Hang them by the window and watch the sun catch the glitter.  It will certainly brighten your day.

Sam

Flower craft materials
Materials: 4 empty toilet rolls, paint (I used red and purple) paintbrush, PVA glue, scissors, glitter, ruler.
Paint cardboard rolls
Step 1: Paint two toilet rolls purple (or colour of your choice) and two toilet rolls red. Depending on the print on the toilet roll you may need two coats of paint. Let it dry.
Cutting flower petals
Step 2. Cut the rolls into pieces, approximately 2 cm apart. As you cut the roll will bend. That is fine because you want to bend it slightly.
Flower petals
Step 3: Collect your petals
Glue petals together to make flower
Step 4: Place petals into a flower shape, alternating the colours. Glue the edges together to form the flower. Let it dry.
Add glitter to edge of flowers
Step 5: Add glue to edges by dipping them in glue. Coat the edges in glitter. Let them dry and watch them sparkle.
Make sparking flower crafts with kids
Step 5: Add glue to edges by dipping them in glue. Coat the edges in glitter. Let them dry and watch them sparkle.

 

Quote for the Day

“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.”

C.S Lewis

Thinking out of the box? Make Woolly Snakes

Feeling inspired to create something a little out of the box? Make these woolly snakes with your kids and jump start their imagination. Use various colours of wool to gain desired effects. Have fun!!!

Sam

Woolly Snake
Materials: colourful bundle of wool, PVA glue, 2 buttons, old cereal box, marker, small pair of red cardboard (for the tongue), scissors.
Make a woolly snake
Step 1: Mark out a snake shape on the inside part of an old cereal box with a marker.
Woolly snake art
Step 2: Cut out the shape.
Make a woolly snake
Step 3: Spread PVA glue over half the snake shape
Wooly Snake
Step 4: Start wrapping wool around the snake. Try not to overlap the wool. Repeat this with the top part of the snake.
Woolly snake
Step 5: After the snake is covered, cut smaller pieces of wool and wrap on a diagonal line to create more of a head shape. Glue on two buttons for the eyes.
woolly snake tongue
Step 6: Mark out on red cardboard a tongue shape.
Woolly snake art
Step 7: Cut it out the tongue and glue onto the head. Let it dry.

Quote for the Day

“If you have good thoughts…they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Matilda- Roald Dahl

Explore the ocean? Make simple foil fish with your kids

Explore the ocean world with your kids by making these simple foil fish! Get creative and add a little sparkle by getting the kids to decorate their own using their vivid imagination. See how many different designs they can come up with. Enjoy!!
Sam

FoilFish01
Materials: old cereal box, tin foil, markers(Sharpies), paper glue, scissors.
FoilFish02
Step 1: Use one side of the cereal box and draw a fish shape onto the cardboard with a black marker.
FoilFish03
Step 2: Cut it out.
FoilFish04
Step 3: Place the cardboard fish onto the tin foil and draw another fish shape onto the foil about 2cm wider than the cardboard fish.
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Step 4: Cut the foil fish shape out.
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Step 5: Place the cardboard fish on top of the foil fish shape. Gently fold the foil over the card. In some places you will need to make a small cut in the foil (at the tail) so that the foil will sit flat.
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Step 6: Use the paper glue to gently glue foil flaps down.
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Step 7: Use markers to decorate your fish!!

Quote for the day
“We all can dance when we find music that we love”
Giles Andreae