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Celebrating any birthdays this month? If not, save this one for later - it makes a really fun birthday surprise! Or, a super fun birthday party activity!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Old Magazines
  • Stickers, colored tape, cardstock or paper
  • Stick on eyes

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut out animal from magazine and glue to colored paper.

Step 3: Cut around animal, leaving a boarder of colored paper.

Step 4: Glue cut out animal piece to painted cardboard.

Step 5: Add stick on eyes to the animal, stickers, tape and party hats cut from cardstock.

We got a kick out of these fun and funny pieces of art - so fun for birthday celebrations!

 

Snow is gone, flowers are blooming and yesterday we found a robin's egg in the backyard. Spring is here! As you might have guessed from our previous crafts, we adore birds so we thought it would be fun to create some bird in a nest artwork to celebrate the season!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Paper Bowl
  • Paper
  • Paper Plate

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard background blue and allow to dry.

Step 2: From unpainted cardboard, cut pieces to form tree branch.

Step 3: Glue branch pieces to the background.

Step 4: Cut a paper bowl in half and glue half to the branch.

 

Step 5: Cut thin strips of brown paper and glue to bowl to create texture of nest.

Step 6: Paint paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 7: From paper plate, cut pieces or outline of a bird.

Step 8: Glue bird piece/s into nest.

Step 9: Cut leaves from green paper and glue to branch.

Cut out and add eggs to the nest if you wish. Or, a whole group of baby birds!

Perfect for Mother's Day or just because, these simple roses are made from a paper plate so go ahead and make a whole bouquet for someone special!

Start with:

  • Paper Plate
  • Washable Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissor
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Cut the textured portion of the paper plate into one piece.

Step 2: Fold one end of the textured strip into the rest of the strip and secure with glue. Keep wrapping in circle, gluing at the same point each time the textured strip is wrapped around.

Step 3: Paint the flower portion of the rose and allow to dry.

Step 4: From a second paper plate, cut two leaves from the textured portion.

Step 5: Also from a second plate, cut a half inch strip from the center and fold into half vertically. This will be the stem.

Step 6: Paint the stem and leaves and allow to dry.

Step 7: Glue flower and leaves to stem.

A sweet gift for a Mom, Grandmother, teacher or just someone special. Brighten someone's day! 

Bunnies are everywhere this time of year! Each of our paper plate bunnies is made with one paper plate so with a whole stack, just imagine all the bunnies!

Start with:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pom pom

Step 1: Paint the outer edge of the paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut the painted portion off of the paper plate.

Step 3: Cut painted paper plate portion into four pieces, two approximately 4 inches and two approximately 3 inches. Cut two ears from the leftover portion.

Step 4: Glue the two larger pieces together.

Step 5: Glue the smaller pieces to the top of the larger pieces, forming the bunny's body. 

 

Step 6: Glue ears to top of bunny's head. Trim the edges for rounded look - optional.

Step 7: Glue pom pom to back of bunny.

These would also be such a fun decoration strung together as garland. Sweet, colorful bunnies - everywhere!