In all of our excitement about Christmas, Ted and I have already secretly started to make pop up Christmas cards, and have tried this very simple version of a pop up Christmas tree card. It looks really effective and can be decorated in so many different ways – Ted used stick on stars and spots as baubles, but it would look wonderful with glue and glitter, ribbon, the list is endless. Continue reading
This summer term has flown by so quickly I haven’t had time to post any of the craft or activities that we have been doing over the last few months. We made these bicarbonate of soda crystals, great fun and took me right back to my childhood, I remember making these with my mum and my sister. Continue reading
We love making hand-print pictures. You can make the prints into so many fun and interesting things, from the wings of birds or butterflies, to tails of fish or legs of animals, there really is no end to what children can make simply with paint, paper and their hands and perhaps some googly eyes or a felt tip pen to add on some features and details. I found some wonderful hand and foot print pictures on-line and here are some of our favourites that made us think of summer.
We were really inspired by a lovely rainbow made of cheerios, and so we thought we would make something ourselves with cheerios – here is our edible alphabet, we have started with a, b, c, d, e and f and look forward to making and eating the rest of the alphabet. Continue reading
Cupcakes on cupcake stand
T woke up this morning, and wanted to make a cup cake stand and once he had made a stand to put the cupcakes on, made these delicious looking and totally fat free paper cupcakes. He had remembered that Mr Maker made some cakes like these a while back.
- Two paper plates
- Coloured crayons
- Tin foil
- Coloured tissue paper
- Coloured paper
- Double sided tape
- Roll of card
How we made it
- T decorated two paper plates, we then made a roll of card and cello-taped this on top of one plate and under another to make the stand.
- Glued cup cake cases onto top plate
- Rolled foil into balls, covered in tissue paper and cello-taped underneath then stuck into cases with double sided tape.
- Cut coloured paper into thin strips then cut into fine strips for sprinkles.
- Glued top of each cup cake and added sprinkles to finished cakes