Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

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With the Unicorn craze in full swing, we’re jumping on that sparkly colour filled  bandwagon with a gorgeous round-up of 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts for kids.  As always, I subscribe to the ‘variety is the spice of life’ approach and have chosen an eclectic range of crafts to suit a broad age group. There’s even a couple that may tickle your fancy!

So be prepared for lots of bright colours, glitter, sparkle, magic and simply adorable Unicorn craftiness.

Sound good? let’s take a look!

18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

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  1. I simply adore how the ‘blow paint’ technique is used to create the colourful unicorn mane and if you like the Unicorn, then you will be sure to LOVE the other creatures within this ‘Blow Painted Creatures‘ post from The Pinterested Parent.

2. The next on our list is this a very simple, but adorable ‘Unicorn Hand Puppet‘ from I Heart Crafty Things – isn’t it cute?

3. This ‘DIY Stained Glass Unicorn‘ from Oh Happy Day ticks all the boxes – beautiful, colourful and easy to make!

4. If your children have a fancy dress party to attend, enjoy dressing up games or if you’re thinking ahead to Halloween, then this ‘Unicorn Costume’ from Hello Wonderful is the one for you. And guess what? it’s no-sew!

5. This cute ‘Over the Rainbow Unicorn Puppet Craft’ is one of ours and comes with a free template! Unicorn’s can dance, jump, and slide down the Paper Plate Rainbow.

6. The final craft within this section is a ‘Shoe Print Unicorn’ from Fun Handprint Art Blog is perfect for small children, especially preschoolers!
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  1. Discover how to make this gorgeous ‘Origami Unicorn Bookmark’ from the amazing Willow Day.

2. These ‘Sprinkle Pooping Unicorns’ from Hello Wonderful would be a magical addition to a Unicorn themed party!

3. Create a fun ‘TP Roll Unicorn Marionette‘ with Red Ted Art. I love the conker hooves!

4. We all love a little bling and kids’ can accessorize with this cute ‘Unicorn Necklace’ from Meri Cherry Blog.

5. Continuing with the party theme, why not add a ‘DIY Unicorn Pinata’ to the festivities. It even comes with a free printable template! (by Hello Wonderful).

6.  This easy peasy ‘Mixed Media Unicorn’ is the perfect craft for small children and is great way to re-purpose common household materials.

 

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  1. I love interactive crafts and these adorable ‘Unicorn Paper Hand Puppets’ by Make Film Play will be sure to inspire magical play.

2. Here’s another one for you… this ‘DIY Unicorn Hobby Horse’ by Adventure in a Box is surprisingly easy to make and will become something I’m sure your child will cherish forever.

3. This ‘Unicorn Mobile’ by Hattifant will look beautiful on display within a childs room or nursery.

4. I love a good ol’ paper tube craft and these ‘TP Roll Unicorns’ from MollyMoo are just amazing!

5.  Here’s another simple ‘Paper Bag Unicorn’ from I Heart Crafty Things.

6. And finally, we’re finishing off this collection with a ‘Recycled Unicorn Money Box’ from Willow Day.

I hope you LOVE and adore each every Unicorn craft featured within this collection 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts.

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Woven CD Hot Air Balloon

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Woven Hot Air Balloons | A simple fine motor weaving craft for kids, turning recycled CD's into Hot Air Balloons!

CD weaving is a new process for us and we’re in LOVE. It’s easy, relaxing and produces beautiful results, that have so far inpsired funky CD Snails and now a Woven CD Hot Air Balloon.

Kids love crafting with recyclable household materials and for me, this is what children’s craft should be all about. There’s no need to buy expensive craft kits when you’re likely to have everything you need (and possibly more) lying around the house or within the recycling box.

And you can be guaranteed that no one is going to be more excited and inspired by an old egg carton than your kiddos!

Woven CD Hot Air Balloon

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Supplies:

CD’s
Yarn
Egg Carton
Brown Acrylic Paint
Sticky Tape
Twine
Scissors

Tutorial:

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Woven Hot Air Balloons | A simple fine motor weaving craft for kids, turning recycled CD's into Hot Air Balloons!1. Set up the loom! This is incredibly easy to do and simply involves wrapping the yarn around the CD, through the centre and back round again, knotting the two ends together at the end. As you can see, our loom is well spaced out, making it easier for younger children to learn to the process of weaving.

2.   Once the CD has been transformed into a loom, tie the ‘threading yarn‘ directly onto a single strand of the loom and then continue weaving in an ‘up-and-over’ pattern from the centre of the CD.

3.  Continue in a circular motion around the CD, pushing and tightening the woven yarn towards the centre of the CD.

4. As the kids work around the CD, try varying the colours and textures of the yarn. You could also add beads for extra WOW factor.

To see the process in action, take a look at the youtube video my seven-year-old created for our CD snails.

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5. Next, take half of a cardboard egg cup from an old egg carton and paint it brown using acrylic paint.

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6. Cut two pieces of twine of equal lengths.

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7. Using a small amount of sticky tape, secure the twine to the egg cup and CD, allowing the egg carton to dangle below the completed woven CD.

Your Woven CD Hot Air Balloon is now finished! 

This is a great little craft for developing fine motor skills and once your children get the hang of the process, they’ll be weaving away with ease. Can you imagine how they would like as part of a school display?

For more fun crafts, why not take a look at our selection of paper plate crafts?

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Puffy Bubble Wrap Octopus

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Puffy Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft | A cool under the sea octopus craft for kids.

Under the sea themed crafts are dominating social media channels right now and we’re more than happy to go along with that to craft one of the most interesting (and intelligent) deep sea creatures  – the Octopus! Using one of our favourite crafting materials to blend art, craft and play, we’ve created a gorgeous puffy bubble wrap octopus.

I can imagine multiple octopuses dangling from the ceiling of classroom in a wonderful under water display.

And here’s the best bit.

Our puffy bubble wrap octopus is not only fun to make, it’s really EASY too!

Here’s what you need…

Puffy Bubble Wrap Octopus

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Supplies: 

Bubble Wrap
x2 Sheets of Stock Card
A paint Brush
Kids Paint
Stapler
Sharpie
White Paper

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Spread an even layer of paint over the bubble wrap using multiple colours either straight lines, a chevron pattern or random fun squiggles, which covers an area exceeding an A4 piece of paper.

It’s entirely up to the artist as to how they choose to paint the bubble wrap, my suggestion would be to just have fun!

Once the bubble wrap is covered, gently place a piece of white A4 card over the bubble wrap and press down firmly.

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Peel the card away from the bubble wrap and leave to dry.

Repeat with a second piece of card.

Leave the two pieces of card AND bubble wrap to dry.

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Once the card is dry, put them back to back together and cut out a large octopus shape.

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Next, staple along the outer rim of the ‘octopus’ with the exception of the bottom.

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Open up the octopus and fill it with scrunched up newspaper, cotton wool, left over packaging, plastic bags – anything that will make the body of the octopus puff out.

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Next, cut the bubble wrap into 8 strips (they will become the tentacles).

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Seal the bottom of the octopus using staples, adding the tentacles one by one.

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Spread the tentacles out.

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And finish off with a pair of BIG eyes!

Ta-da, you should now have a big gorgeous Puffy Bubble Wrap Octopus!

I hope you love it and if you ‘re looking for some more under the sea crafts to try with the kiddies this Summer, take a look at our paper plate jellyfish, goldfish bowl puppet and rainbow fish.

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Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

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With Summer in our sights we’re turning our creative hands to some super cool under the sea themed crafting, kick starting our collection with this adorable Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft!

My kids love fishy crafts and have a long list of sea creatures they would like to create, so watch this space over the next few weeks as we have a lot to do!

Today’s paper plate jellyfish craft was the brainchild of Miss Cakes (3 years old) and she had some rather specific requests:

The Jellyfish had to sparkle.

It needed BIG eyes.

And, most importantly, the dominant colour had to be green.

I love how it all came together and from an educational perspective, our Jellyfish craft encompasses lots of fine motor work with some very valuable cutting practice and lends itself to some fabulous creative play.

Sound good?

Let’s check it out!

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft 

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Paper Plate
Washable Kid Friendly Paint
Glitter Shaker Pots
Ribbon
Felt
PVA Glue
Scissors
Stapler

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Tutorial:

  1. To begin, arm the arty crafty kids with a paper plate and some paint, and take a BIG step back.
  2. Once they’re finished decorating their paper plates, offer a little glitter to add some seaside shimmer. If you don’t have any glitter or would prefer not to use glitter – as it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, try adding some shiny sequins and embellishments instead.
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  3. Trim the paper plate to a ‘jellyfish’ shape and then turn the paper plate over.
  4. Cover the freshly cut edge with a generous amount of PVA Glue.
  5. Cut a number of strands of ribbon to various lengths.
  6. Add the ribbon to the paper plate, ensuring they’re nicely spaced out.
  7. Cut out a pair of white and black circles to create eyes and add them to the jellyfish.
  8. Finish of with a hanging hook using a small piece of ribbon and secure with a staple.

As you can see by the video, Miss Cakes had a blast with this paper plate jellyfish craft and while she needed a little bit of help, older children will enjoy the independence of this craft.

For more easy paper plate crafts, check out our Paper Plate Love Birds, Rainbow Bag and Pop-up Chicks!

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3D Tissue Paper Flower

The kids are going to love this tactile 3D Tissue Paper Flower Craft!

It’s a craft that focuses entirely on threading and cutting, giving kids a fabulous fine motor work out while creating gorgeous paper flowers that can be bunched to form a bouquet for Mother’s day (or any other special occassion), added to an Easter bonnet or used as a centre piece for the table – so many possibilities!

Using just few basic materials that you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, this is a craft that requires minimal set and allows for maximum creativity.

Sound good, let’s get started!

3D Tissue Paper Flower

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Supplies: 

Buttons – the bigger the better!
Colourful Tissue Paper 
Pipe Cleaner
Paper Straw
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First things first, we need circles, circles and more circles!

Tissue paper is a great material for cutting practice and in the context of our flowers, it doesn’t matter if the circles are cut to different sizes, irregular in shape or have jagged edges. They will all work and add texture to their flowers.

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Once the pile of tissue paper circles is bountiful, thread a short piece of pipe cleaner through the button holes.

You will notice that our buttons are not only rather cool, but they’re big too, making them easy for little hands to use.
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Select the smallest tissue paper circle and thread it onto the pipe cleaner.

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The best thing about our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft is that it offers lots of the creative freedom for little ones. It doesn’t matter if the circles are perfectly circular or not, nor does it matter how they’re threaded onto the pipe cleaner!

One piece of paper can threaded in the middle, another to the far left or far right – however they find their way onto the pipe cleaner, they still come together to form a flower and the irregularities simply add to their individual and unique charm.

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Once your child has finished forming their flowers, twist the remaining pipe cleaner to form one ‘stem’.

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And then thread the 3D Tissue Paper Flower into a straw to add stability.

Scrunch the tissue paper up a little and shape it around the button to give it add texture and ‘flower’ appearance.

Your arty crafty kid will have now completed their first flower and with the first flower made, it’s time to start again.

I hope the kids enjoy our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft and if you’re looking for more inspiration this spring, take a look at our Paper Plate Flower and collections of Spring and Easter Crafts.

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22 Rainbow Kids Crafts

Rainbows, Rainbows and more Rainbows, 22 of them to be exact! We love rainbows at Arty Crafty Kids and I have put together a collection of the happiest rainbow kids crafts around.

I hope you love them as much as I do!

As always I love variety and each and every craft featured has a something different to offer, from a simple rainbow craft for your toddler or crafts to support your preschoolers fine motor development.

The one thing they all have in common, aside from being rainbow crafts and gorgeous, is that they’re all really simple and totally do-able for at home or within a class environment.

Shall we take a look?

22 Rainbow Kids Crafts

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1. Gorgeous woven paper plate rainbow craft that’s perfect for developing early sewing skills.

2. Stunning raining rainbow cloud inspired by the gorgeous book “The Story of the Kindness Elves”.

3. Create a sweet 3d paper rainbow with clouds.

4. Here’s a simple ‘make a rainbow‘ activity for your toddler – great for colour recognition and sorting.

5. How beautiful is this rainbow paper shamrock?

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6. Create a beautiful beaded rainbow suncatcher – another great fine motor work out!

7. Your kids can carry their paper and pens, or favourite book in style with a Rainbow Paper Plate Bag!

8. Colour sorting meets crafts with this simple and pretty button rainbow craft.

9. Make a rainbow or try blowing a rainbow with this super fun Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower.

10. A beautiful and happy sunshine paper plate rainbow craft.

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11. This sewn paper plate rainbow craft is ideal for beginner sewers!

12. Practice weaving with a rainbow fish.

13. Add another dimension to your rainbow crafting with a stuffed paper bag rainbow.

14. Raid the button stash to make a gorgeous rainbow collage.

15. Keep it simple with an easy paper plate rainbow craft.

16. Create a pretty butterfly with rainbow wings.

17. Make DIY peg dolls for some imaginative play and colour sorting.

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18. Get crafty with the yarn to make a rainbow pom-pom mobile.

19. Create a simple cotton wool and paper rainbow cloud.

20. Move away from a traditional rainbow shape to make a layered rainbow heart wall hang.

21. Make a beautiful suncatcher, inspired by the book ‘My colour is Rainbow’.

22. Create a cheerful rainbow themed spring garden scene out of a paper plate .

And that concludes our gorgeous round-up of 22 Rainbow Kids Crafts!

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Rainbow Paper Plate Bag

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Today’s cheerful Rainbow Paper Plate Bag craft has been inspired by ‘The Story of the Kindness Elves’, written by Anna Ranson (from the fabulous blog ‘The imagination Tree’) and Benjamin Byrne.

So let’s dive straight in and discuss  kindness.

I think we can all be agreed that there can never be enough kindness in this world.

It’s something that just happens, right?

Wrong.

Kindness can be taken for granted and sometimes, it’s something we have to work at.

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And this is what I love about the concept and story of The Kindness Elves – it focuses the mind on small acts of kindness that can happen in every day life.

For example, noticing the lonely child in the playground and including them in a game.

Or, visiting an elderly neighbour who spends much of their time alone.

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My six year-old daughter read the book before I had an opportunity to look at it and her reaction told me everything I needed to know about ‘The Story of the Kindness Elves’.

She gushed all the way through and passionately talked about the theme of kindness and the examples presented within the text.

Her enthusiasm for the book was infectious and as she set to work writing her own notes of kindness, the entire family soon became drawn into discussing kindness, using our own real-life examples.

This leads me onto our Rainbow Paper Plate Bag – also dubbed as “The Kindness Bag”, which is designed to store special kindness affirmation letters and ‘kind ideas’ to give to friends, to help spread the message of the kindness elves.

To find out more about “The Story of the Kindness Elves” and associated fun activities, visit the dedicated site here!

Rainbow Paper Plate Bag 

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Supplies:

Paper Plates
Kid Friendly Washable Paints
Twine
A Hole Puncher
PVA Glue
Cotton Wool
A Pair of Scissors

 

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Directions: Rainbow Paper Plate Bag 

  1. Cut one paper plate in half, turn over and align with the whole paper plate and create multiple holes around the circumference with a hole puncher.
  2. Paint the upper half of the whole paper plate in rainbow colours, following the natural curvature of the plate.
  3. Paint the back of the half paper plate a ‘sky blue’ colour.
  4. Cut two pieces of twine and thread the lower half of the paper plate and secure at the back with a knot.
  5. Add the second piece of twine at the top of the paper plate to create a ‘handle’.
  6. With a small amount of PVA glue attach cotton wool onto the blue paper plate to create wispy fluffy clouds.

To see the craft in action, check out our youtube video!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our Rainbow paper plate craft and for more Rainbow inspired fun, take a look at our Straw Blowing Rainbow, Paper Plate Rainbow and Scrape Painted Rainbow!

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Yarn Trinket Bowls

These Yarn Trinket Bowls are our quirkiest craft to date.

And you’re going to LOVE how they came to be….

During a clay modelling session, my toddler abruptly ran off in mid-flow and returned with a toy wooden hammer in one hand and some scrap yarn in the other.

You can imagine my surprise when she started pounding the yarn into the clay!

As the bashing  of the yarn and clay continued, one thing led to another and I started playing with the yarn.

Between myself and the girls, we came up with this yarn trinket bowl and I adore everything about it!

I love the childish irregular shapes. The imperfections, the central yarn swirl and their quirky appearance.

They really are just a bit of fun and realistically, they’re ideal for older children or tweens.

With some support, they’re do-able with younger kids, although they may prefer my toddlers technique!

MATERIALS: Yarn Trinket Bowls 

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Air Dry Clay (US Link / UK Link ) – The product we used is one of the easiest  air dry products we’ve ever used!
Multi-coloured Yarn (US Link / UK Link )
PVA Glue (US Link / UK Link )
Acrylic Paint (US Link / UK Link )
A Tea Spoon
A Small Ball
A Small Bowl
Rolling Pin
Knife
Cling Film/Cling Wrap
An Egg Cup or something to support a round object

Cake Decorating Supplies

Let’s Make It!

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Cut 1/4 of your 500g of clay and knead it with your hands to soften.

Roll the clay into ball and roll it into a flat round shape with approx 1cm depth.

Cut a few short strands of yarn (about 10cm).

Using a small amount of PVA glue, lightly cover the clay surface – this will hold the yarn in place as you begin to swirl it around itself.

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Try to find the central point of your clay surface and begin swirling the yarn around itself.

To avoid any gaps, adjust the yarns positioning with your finger tip as the yarn is lowered.

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Add another strand of yarn starting from the finishing point of the last strand and continue in a circular motion.

I found it much easier to work with shorter strands of yarn rather than one long continuous piece. It quite simply gives you more control and you’re less likely to get into a messy muddle!

Once you’re happy with the yarn centre, gently push it into the clay using a metal spoon.

TIP: If the yarn sticks to the spoon, push the spoon down firmly into the clay and slide it off – this should prevent any disruption to the yarn pattern. 

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Remove the excess clay and smooth the edges with your finger.

Give the yarn some time to dry before moving onto the next step (max 15min).

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Shape the clay around the bowl and carefully remove straight away!

As discovered through trial and error, the yarn is more likely to stick to the ball if left to dry on the ball.

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Line a small bowl with some cling film and place the yarn trinket bowl inside.

Leave to dry in a warm place for 24hrs. Depending on the thickness of your clay, it may take longer

Once the clay is firm to touch from the inside, remove the yarn trinket bowl from the bowl, turn it upside down and remove the cling film.

If necessary, leave to dry until the remainder of the bowl is firm to touch.

Once the  yarn trinket bowl  is completely dry, it’s time to get the acrylic paints out!

TIP: As you can see from the above picture, the outer swirls of the yarn frayed near the edge of the yarn trinket bowl. For future bowls, I think less is more and the yarn should be contained to what will be the bottom of the bowl. This will prevent it getting bent out of shape!

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And that’s how you make Yarn Trinket Bowls !

I hope you love them as much as I do!

I have a feeling my kids will be making a few as Christmas gifts to the grandparents this year.

Next, I would love to try this concept with the buttons – What do you think, will it work?

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25 Owl Crafts for Kids

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I love Autumn for many different reasons. It’s the season of trees, leaves, woolly jumpers and OWL crafts!

Yes that’s right – OWL crafts!

They are quite literally everywhere. Pop onto any crafty facebook page or check out your pinterest feed and you will come across many images of owls with big googly eyes staring straight back at you.

The variety and range of creativity is amazing! and oh my goodness, they are adorable.

There’s some real beauties out there and to make it easy for you, so you don’t have to trail the internet for owl inspiration, I have conveniently compiled the cutest of cute owl crafts into one handy post!

Within this gorgeous round-up you will find everything from an easy kids craft to a few ‘out-of-the-box’, more challenging ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

And on a finishing note, while this post advertises 25 Owl Crafts, I couldn’t resist adding a few extras – enjoy!

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25 Owl Crafts for Kids 


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Toilet Roll Owl | Molly Moo Crafts

Plastic Bottle Owl | Fun Crafts Kids

Juice Carton Owl Bird Feeder | Red Ted Art

Craftsy

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Soda Bottle Zipper Owl Case | Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets

Handprint Owl | Fun Handprint Art Blog

Paper Plate Owls  | Arty Crafty Kids

Suncatcher Owl | In The Playroom
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Pumpkin Carved Owl | Fun Crafts Kids

Paper Owl Mask | Mineco

Sponge Painted Owls | Buggy & Buddy

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Snowy Owl Collage | Arty Crafty Kids

Potato Stamped Owls | Crafty Morning

Beautiful Owl Mask | Zing Zing Tree

Bark Owl | Fireflies and Mudpies

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Cupcake Liner and Paper Plate Owls | A Little Pinch of Perfect

Painted Owl Stones | The Whoot

Jam Jar Lid Owls | Crafts by Amanda

Decoupage Owl Baby Jar | Artsy Momma

Craftsy

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Lego Owl | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Button Owl | Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets

Soda Bottle Owl | I heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Owl| Happy Hooligans

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Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

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When it comes to toddler crafts, there’s one golden rule to follow – Keep.It.Simple

And toddler craft doesn’t get easier than these charming little cardboard tube apple trees.

You wouldn’t believe how much play and activity was inspired by a few decorated tubes!

My toddler cakes spent the entire afternoon making and playing with her apple trees, well mostly playing!

Animals came out to play in her imaginary woodland. We talked about the types of animals to be found in the deep dark woods and of course, one can never talk about the deep dark woods without a reading of the Gruffalo!

It’s also a quick and easy way to talk about seasonal change and since we (and maybe you do too) tend to eat apples ALL the time, now is a great time to discuss the idea of harvest and the food chain within in the context of seasonal change.

So I hope your kiddos have fun. Here’s what you need to make your apple trees!

MATERIALS: Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

Cardboard Tube
Green Card
Red Tissue Paper
PVA Glue
Scissors

Let’s Make It!

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While your toddler paints their cardboard tubes, cut out a basic bushy tree top from the green card.

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Next, tear off little bits of tissue paper, scrunch them up and stick them onto the green card.

This is a great exercise for developing fine motor skills!

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Cut two opposite slits into the cardboard tube and slide the green card into the slits.

Ta-da, you now have an apple tree!

We cut our tubes in half to make them more stable and manageable for cakes!

If you like our cardboard tube apple trees, you may like our other Autumn themed ideas – Autumn Handprint Tree & Autumn Splatter Tree

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