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We thought it would be fun to try making a zebra but instead of black stripes, we added rainbow! Partially because we really like rainbow and partially because we had a bag full of cardstock strips in rainbow colors left over from another project. We are happy with how it worked out!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock in white and a rainbow of colors
Create it!


Step 1: Paint a cardboard rectangle white and allow it to dry.
 

Step 2:  Cut ear shapes from white cardstock. Cut inner ear from pink cardstock and glue to white ear pieces.


Step 3: Fold ears slightly in center and glue to top of rectangle.


Step 4: Cut out two large circles from white cardstock and two smaller circles from black cardstock. We traced around two different sized cups for the circles. Glue eyes to painted rectangle.


Step 5: Cut stripes and triangles from rainbow of colored cardstock and glue to painted cardboard rectangle.


Step 6: Cut a strip of cardstock in every color of the rainbow and glue between the zebra's ears for mane.


Step 7: Cut out two small circles from black cardstock for nostrils and glue to zebra.


Zebras look so amazing moving in a herd with their black stripes but it was fun to mix them up a bit for our Rainbow Striped Zebra!

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!

We're sharing how to make these funny faux beards over at Red Ted Art - click here for full tutorial!