Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft

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Quilling is the wonderful art form of rolled strips of paper, glued together to create a decorative design. We applied this technique within a simple paper tube frame to create a stunning Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft, that’s simple, fun and perfect for kids who fancy trying something a little different and learning a new skill.

It’s well known that every snowflake is different and like a real snowflake, each and every one made using our design can be unique, with an infinite number of pattern and design possibilities that will naturally flow from your Arty Crafty Kids creative take on the activity.

It’s also a great way for kids to explore symmetry while creating a beautiful piece of Wintery Art.

Sound good? Let’s get started!

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Paper Tubes
Construction Paper
Glitter Card or Plain Card Stock
Pencil
Paintbrush
PVA Glue
Plate

Check out our nifty Video Tutorial below to see the craft in action!

Written Tutorial 

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Step 1: Flatten the paper tube and cut into several even strips.

Don’t worry if some are wider than others – this will add depth to the finished piece!

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Step 2: Open up the paper tube strips to create ‘petal shapes’.

Step 3: Design the Snowflake!

This is completely open-ended and I would encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to experiment with the tubes and their positioning until they’re happy with the shape of their snowflakes.

To create additional shapes (as seen in the centre of the snowflake), try folding the paper tubes in half.

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Step 4: To secure the paper tubes to the cardstock, simply dip the tubes into PVA glue and place them on the cardstock, pressing down firmly.

As you can see from the image above, excess glue will spread across the cardstock. While it may look messy, it will help with the next steps!

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Step 5: It’s time to Quil!

Cut the construction paper into strips. We used an A4 piece of paper and cut it Width ways using a paper trimmer.

For best results, use various colours and like the paper tubes, don’t worry about making the width of the individual strips too even. The uneven appearance will add texture.

To roll the paper, simply wrap it around a pencil or paintbrush and then slide it off.

Dip the rolled paper into the glue and place it inside the paper tube.

It’s likely that the roll may unravel a little – this is fine and all part of the process!

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Step 6: A roll within a roll…

For wider rolls, wrap the paper around a pencil.

To create tighter rolls, use a narrow object, like the end of a paintbrush. This will be handy for filling empty, smaller spaces and in some instances, you may need to reduce the length of the paper and create smaller rolls.

This craft is all about the Arty Crafty Kids taking their time and experimenting with the process.

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Fill all the paper tubes with quilled paper, varying the colours and combinations.

Once the Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft is complete, leave it dry!

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft 

The inspiration for this craft comes from the amazing variety of quilled projects over on Red Ted Art. If your Arty Crafty Kids love this process, then I would definitely recommend that you pop over and take a look!

In the meantime, for more Winter Art Fun take a look at these popular posts:

14 Winter Art Projects for Kids 

Abstract Winter Trees Art

Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake

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Paper Angel Christmas Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Adorable Paper Angel Christmas Ornament for Kids, includes a free template for kids to design, colour and cut! #christmascraft #papercraft #christmascraftsforkids #christmasornament #freedownload

La La la the Angels have arrived at Arty Crafty Kids! Transform your little darling into a Paper Angel Christmas Ornament with our adorable free downloadable template. The angel can be coloured in, left as it is or even embellished with your child’s artistic design.

The simplicity of the craft allows for your Arty Crafty Kids imaginations to take over.

Personalised and unique, the Christmas Ornaments will look charming displayed on the Christmas Tree and will become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

To download our sweet Angel Template, simply fill in our newsletter sign-up form (found towards the end of this post) and you will be redirected to the download.

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament: Materials and Tutorial 

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Download the Template
A4 White Paper
Felt Tips, Colouring Pencils
Glue Stick
Scissors
Ribbon/String
Sticky Tape
A Photo of your Arty Crafty Kid!
Printer

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Step 1: To begin, download the template and gather your materials.

With our template, your Arty Crafty Kids have the choice of coloring in an Angel’s face or/and using their own photo!

Once you have downloaded the template, make sure you select ‘fit-to-page’ in the printing options!

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Step 2: Colour in the template with your Arty Crafty Kids choice of medium.

We used coloured felt tips and metallic pens.

With the blank wings and body, your Arty Crafty Kids have free reign to create their own designs – encourage them to get creative!

Perhaps add glitter or sequins for some extra sparkle.

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Step 3: Once the Angel is coloured in and decorated, cut out the individual parts.

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Step 4: Curl the body into a cone shape and secure with glue.

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Step 5: Add your Arty Crafty Kids choice of face (a photo or template) and wings.

Add a hanging hoop using ribbon or string to the back of the Angel Ornament.

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament Template

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Our Paper Angel Christmas Ornament forms part of our growing ‘colour and create’ series, which also includes some gorgeous Paper Baubles.

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Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts

This year, there’s amazing array of new Kids Christmas Crafts about and when you think you’ve seen it all before, something fresh and inspired catches your eye. Well today, I have the pleasure of showing you more than 30 show-stopping Christmas Crafts for Kids.

You will see Santa crafts, as you’ve never seen Santa before.

Bright, colourful Christmas Trees created from unusual process-led painting techniques.

Ornaments of all different shapes and sizes, with reusing and repurposing common materials featured as a recurrent theme throughout the round-up.

So without further ado, let’s take a look! 

30+ Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts 

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Newspaper Santa Claus | I Heart Crafty Things

Handprint Christmas Tree | The Best Ideas for Kids

Unicorn Wood Slice Ornaments | I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Bauble Reindeer | Easy Peasy and Fun

Popsicle Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Angel Popsicle Photo Frame Ornament | The Keeper of Cheerios

Peace Salt Dough Handprint Ornament | The Imagination Tree

Scrape Painted Christmas Tree | Hello Wonderful

Footprint Keepsake Clay Bowl | Messy Little Monster

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Dancing Elf Newspaper Craft | Kids Crafts Room

Quilled Newspaper Paper Tree | Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Angel | Fireflies and Mudpies

Process-Led Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland | Arty Crafty Kids

Colour and Create Paper Bauble | Arty Crafty Kids

Button Cardboard Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Fork Painted Christmas Craft | The Pinterested Parent

Popsicle Stick Snowman Hat Ornament | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Christmas Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

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Glitter Handprint Ornament | Mama Papa Bubba

Doily Christmas Tree | Buggy & Buddy

Glitter Handprint Ornament | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Baubles | Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

DIY Advent Calendar | Art Campla

Assemblage Christmas Trees | Art Bar

Monochromatic Metallic Wreath | Make it Your Own

Yarn Christmas Trees | Babble Dabble Do

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Cardboard Button Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Nature Inspired Christmas Tree | Mother Natured

Bilingual Christmas Card with Colouring-in Printables | Box of Ideas

Yarn Wrapped Wreath | Paper and Glue

Paper Christmas Trees | Hattifant

3D Paper Christmas Tree | Twitchetts

Cardboard Tube Snowflakes | CookinwithMrsG

Rock and Cardboard Christmas Tree | Make it Your Own

 

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Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

I’m a BIG fan of paper plate crafts, especially at Christmas time. Today I have the pleasure of showing you a gorgeous variety of 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts that will not only get you in the mood for some Christmas crafting, but will leave you wanting to dive straight in!

Within this inspired collection, you will find the usual favourites. However, there’s nothing ‘usual’ about these crafts…

These Christmas crafts offer a creative twist on the ‘usual’, with curly beards and hair added to Santa and Mrs Claus for maximum effect. Christmas Trees with a 3D perspective and characterised, with enhanced fine motor crafting. You will also find woven snowflakes, a personalised snowglobe and much much more…

Sound good?

Let’s take a closer look!

18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts 

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Super Cute Paper Plate Angels | Crafty Morning 

Practice basic sewing skills with these Snowflake Paper Plates | I Heart Crafty Things

Gorgeous Paper Plate Characterised Christmas Trees | Pink Stripey Socks

Christmas Tree Mobile | Red Ted Art

Easy Paper Plate Baubles with Scrap Paper | Arty Crafty Kids

Rocking Paper Plate Santa | Easy Peasy and Fun

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Trees with Scrap Paper | Non-Toy-Gifts

Paper Plate Snowman | Easy Peasy and Fun

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Elves | Arty Crafty Kids

Scrunched up Paper Plate Wreath | Happiness is Homemade

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Paper Plate Mrs Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Handprint Paper Plate Rudolf | Kids Activities Blog

Paper Plate Rudolph with Sticks | Arty Crafty Kids

Clear Paper Plate Snowglobe | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Plate Christmas Trees | I Heart Crafty Things

Woven Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Non-Toy-Gifts

Now that you have seen all 18 of these Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts do you have a favourite?

Perhaps you’ve already tried a few with the kiddies?

Pop over to the Arty Crafty Kids Club on Facebook to share your kids’ creative Christmas creations…

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Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft

With our Christmas crafting in full swing, we’ve been making paper plate Santa’s, Rudolph’s and even Elves. However, in my search for further inspiration, I noticed that Mrs Claus is hugely unrepresented and virtually non-existent within the kids’ crafts arena. Today, I have the pleasure of changing that, with a super cute Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

Mrs. Claus, with her luscious paper locks and adorable shiny red nose, is perfectly paired with our Paper Plate Santa, whom also models a gorgeous set of ringlets.

This craft is super easy and can be adapted to suit a broad age group. Little Hands may prefer straight paper locks, while older children can challenge and work their fine motor skills by curling paper to create curls and ringlets.

Paper Plate Mrs. Claus Christmas Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Step 1: Mix the paints to create the desired skin tone then paint the paper plate as shown in the image above.

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Step 2: Cut a piece of white paper into multiple strips (between 1-2cm wide) and roll each individual peice around a pencil to make the paper curl.

For thick tight curls, avoid unraveling the paper and simply slide it carefully off the pencil.

To create ringlet curls, remove the pencil by dragging it in a downwards motion, pulling the paper out from the centre of the curl

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Step 3: Using PVA glue, attach the curled paper along the gap between the hat and face.

Add some extended ringlet curls around the edge of the paper plate to create hair.

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Step 4: Add a big red nose, a pair of eyes, a smile and rosy cheeks using paint and a black sharpie pen.

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Step 5: Finish the Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft by adding a row of cotton wall balls along the paper fringe and at another single cotton ball at the tip of the festive hat.

 

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Your Arty Crafty Kids will now have their very own…

Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

For more ideas this Christmas, take a look at our adorable Paper Plate Elves, Paper Plate Rudolph and of course the big man himself, Santa!

 

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Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

This gorgeous Christmas Tree Garland Craft is entirely process led. Using the scrape painting technique to create a unique and colourful tree canvas, kids are free to decorate their trees using glitter, sequins, buttons, yarn, string and anything else they can clasp their hands on.

Depending on how you approach this activity, this not a quick 5-minute craft.

It’s a fun and rewarding project that can be recreated within the home or form part of a lesson plan within the class room!

The tree could be replaced with a handprint to personalise it further.

So let’s gather the materials and an old cardboard, and get started!

Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Cardboard Box
An old credit/plastic card
Tissue Paper
Kid-Friendly Acrylic Paint
PVA Glue
Twine
Sticky Tape
Buttons, Yarn, Sequins, Glitter
Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 1: Begin with a cardboard box and squirt a small amount of paint directly onto the canvas.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 2: Next, take an old plastic card and literally scrape the paint across the cardboard, from one side to the other, catching a number of different colours within a single scrape. This will create a gorgeous blend of colour!

Wipe away any excess paint from the credit card with a tissue and repeat the process until the cardboard is filled with colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 3: Draw your own Christmas tree onto a piece of paper, cut it out and use it as a template to create multiple trees of the same shape and size.

Alternatively, you could use your child’s handprint, which could look super cute!

Cut out the trees.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 4: Decorate!

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 5: Give your Arty Crafty Kids a variety of decorative items to stick onto their Christmas Trees.

This element of the craft is great for developing fine motor skills!

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 6: Using a small amount of sticky tape, attach the trees to a piece of twine or string.

The gap between the trees could vary depending on a) the number of Christmas you have to attach and b) where they will be displayed!

They could be placed above a door, along a bookcase or directly onto your Christmas Tree!

The Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft is now Complete! 

I hope your children love the process of creating their Christmas Trees and you would like further festive inspiration, take a look at our other process-led Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Paper Plate Baubles 

Toddler Christmas Trees 

Glitter Handprint Ornament

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