Easter Fluffy Chicks

Step 1.
Cut out the bottom of the egg carton, and add spike edges to look like a cracked egg
Step 2.
Paint the egg carton
Step #.
Cut out the chicks beak from the orange sheet of felt. Just a diamond shape,  which when folded over makes a beak.  Or a simple triangle
Step #.
Glue the moving eyes and the felt beak on to the large pom pom to form your cute lil chicks head.
Meet your fluffy friends in time for Easter. These guys are a fun way to spend the afternoon making, and to give away to friends

Popstick Easter Bunny

Step 1.
Stick two popsticks together using glue, or simply tape them on the back to stick together. Paint the front grey, and put aside to dry
Step 2.
Cut out your Bunny ears from the white Felt and add inner ear detail of pink. We simply drew ear shapes we liked and cut around them- approx 4-5cms in length. We then did the same for the Bunny Feet, shaping paws out of the oval white felt, and adding pink inner detail as shown in image.
Step 3.
Using the hot glue gun (mind you dont burn your fingers), glue the inner part of your Bunny Ears and Feet together, to have ready to add on to your Bunny friend.
Step 4.
Glue the Bunny ears on to the back of the popsticks, leaving room to show up top. And then add the Bunny Feet on to the bottom front of the popsticks
Step 5.
Still using the hot glue gun, glue on the moving eyes, positioned near the top of the pop sticks, and then add the medium size white Pom Poms and the small pink Pom Pom to form cheeks and bunnys mouth.

Easter Bunny Headband

 

 

Step 1.
Choose chenille stems in the colour you like. We chose white. Twist 3 together so they stay close to each other. Bend into a loop that will fit over your head like a headband.
Step 2.
Wrap some chenille stems around the ends to keep them together and so they feel soft behind your ears.
Step 3.
To make the ears, twist the chenille stems over the headband making a loop that looks like bunny ears.
Step 4.
Bend the top of the ears into points and adjust them to look cute!
Step 5.
Using the wire on the back of the flowers, twist these around the headband to make it look full of flowers. Make sure the wire is twisted so that it doesn’t stick into your head. Ouch!
Step 6.
Put as many flowers on to make it look full of flowers. Pop it on your head and enjoy being a beautiful Easter bunny!

Pop Stick Love Bugs

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Jumbo Pop Sticks
  • Craft Workshop Felt Sheets
  • Craft Workshop Googly Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Glitter Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Rhinestones
  • Craft Workshop Black Felt Pen

 

Step 1.
Paint your pop stick the colour of your choice (we went for Valentine’s Day themed colours). Let the paint dry.
Step 2.
Cut out a heart shape from the felt sheet to fit as wings (approx. 8 – 10 cm in length to fit).
Step 2.
Use the hot glue gun to attach it upside down to the back of the pop stick to form the wings, be careful not to burn yourself!
Step 3.
Cute the chenille stems (pipe cleaners) around 3 – 5 cm in length for the antennae. Using the hot glue gun, glue the small pom poms on to the end of the chenille stems for the antennae. Set aside to dry.
Step 4.
Glue one the moving eyes at the top of the pop stick and a small pom pom below for the nose.
Step 5.
Using the marker, draw on a smiley face.
Step 6.
Glue the chenille antennae on the the back top of the pop stick, leaving space to move them around and shape them
Step 7.
Finally, using the hot glue gun, and adhesive rhinestones, decorate the love bugs with gems and
jewels – dress them up how you fancy, and have fun with your designs!These fun Love Bugs can be used for puppet shows, or some quiet play. You could also add a magnet at the end for fridge decoration.

Pom Pom Love Bugs

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Pom Poms (mixed size & colour pack)
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes (small size)
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun
  • Craft Workshop Felt Sheets
  • Craft Workshop Heart Self-stick Gems
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Step 1.
Whilst the hot glue gun warms up, start to prepare your Love Bug pieces. Cut out small heart shapes from the felt sheet, around 4cm in length, to create the feet for the large pom poms. We used colours to suit the Valentines Love theme. Then cut the chenille sticks to length for the antennae- approx 4-5cm.
Step 2.
Using the hot glue gun, stick the large pom pom to the felt heart shaped feet to create the bugs body.
Step 3.
Continue to use the hot glue gun to glue the eyes on to the pom pom body, or the end of the chenille sticks. We also glued small pom poms on to the end of the chenille sticks. Get creative with how you decorate your Love Bug.
Step 4.
Glue the Chenille stick/antennae on to the body of your love bug.
Step 5.
Finally, have fun and get decorating! We used CW adhesive rhinestones to decorate our lil love bug friends!
Step 5.
These lil buddies make great Valentines friendship gifts.

Fairy Ballerina

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Pom Poms
  • Craft Workshop Dolly Peg (long)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (with glue)
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Fine-tip Black Pen
  • Colouring Pens

Step 1.
Use the fine tipped black pen to draw on the ballerinas face and create small eyes, a happy mouth and finish it off with a pink pen on the cheeks for blush.
Step 2.
Now choose your ballerina’s style! Draw and colour in a hairline on her head, and then the ballet slipper straps on her legs (using the fine tipped black pen again).
Step 3.
Colour in the the top half of the ballerina’s dress, leaving a ‘V’ shaped opening at the front (as ballerina’s typically have dramatic plunging necklines).  Don’t forget her pointe (dancing) shoes!
Step 4.
Our ballerina’s tutu will be made from pom poms! Use the hot glue gun and glue to carefully attach the pom poms around the middle of the peg.
Step 5.
Twist the chenille stem (pipe cleaner) to create wings; make them whichever shape you would wish and then safely glue them onto the fairy ballerina’s back to fit. Be careful not to burn your fingers with the hot glue! Once the wings have dried, your Fairy Ballerina is ready to dance!

Sparkly Dragonfly

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Pegs
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (with glue)

Step 1.
Take a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) and bend both edges to the middle and twist.
Step 2.
Once you have two pipe cleaners in a figure 8, criss-cross them and put them inside the clothespin. You can use hot glue to secure it, otherwise they are fine.
Step 3.
Carefully use the hot glue gun to stick the moving eyes on to the end of the clothespin to create dragonfly eyes.
Sparkly Dragonfly — complete!
Voilà, you now have a new little friend, or friends! Never let your imagination be limited.

Crafty Christmas Angels

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Jumbo Pegs (large)
  • Craft Workshop Felt (green and red)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (gold or silver)
  • Craft Workshop Star Soft Stickers
  • White paint
  • Brown felt pen
  • Thin tip pen
  • Scissors

Step 1.
Paint your wooden doll in any colour you like or you can choose to leave natural wood colour if you prefer. Leave to dry.
Step 2.
Give your angel some hair! Colour in with a felt or paint on.
Step 3.
Give your Christmas angel a face. To make it simple we used a pen but you can use paint if you like.
Step 4.
Draw outline and cut out the Angel cloak from felt: We measured a square shape 6cm wide to wrap around the neck of angel, and cut the sides on a slight angle outwards, measuring 6cms in height. Then draw and cut out wings from the felt: We simply drew a crescent moon shape with even ends to make upwards wing tips, about 6cm in diameter. See example shapes
Step 5.
Glue (using glue gun, careful it’s hot!) the felt cloak on to the doll. Glue a line down the top hem of the cloak first, stick it around the angels neck to position.
Step 6.
Glue the Wings on the back, by placing a line of glue down the centre of the wings, and sticking to the back of the angels spine- remember to place the wing tips pointing up
Step 7
Cut the metallic pipe cleaner to length for the Angels halo, we measured about 3cms in length, and twisted the ends together to form a halo ring. Carefully hot glue the halo onto the angels head.
Step 9.
Add a sticker like these CW Glitter Stars to the front of the cloak, or even on the wings for decoration. Use your creativity to make your angel as decorative as you like.
Step 10.
Now you have a complete Christmas Angel. You can either hang your angel with nylon string on to the Xmas tree, or use as display decorations on a shelf.

Decorate with this great Christmas Wreath

Make this super cute Christmas Wreath to decorate your door this year.

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Polystyrene Circle
  • Craft Workshop Soft Stickers Stars
  • Craft Workshop Bells
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Xmas decorations (e.g. baubles, tinsel, etc.)
  • Foliage from the gardens (e.g. leaves, pinecones, etc.)

Step 1.
Creating a Christmas wreath is a fun way to add personality to your front door. We started by winding some green leaves around our wreath. We used Ivy but you can use whatever plants you have around. Make sure you check with your adult that it is ok to pick them first!
Weaving Ivy onto Christmas wreath
Step 2.
Add some Christmas colour with these glittery stars which are self stick.
adding Star Stickers to diy christmas wreath
Step 3.
We glued in some gold bells to make it jingle all the way!
gluing bells to Christmas wreath
Step 4.
You can add any bits and pieces in you like to make it your own special Christmas wreath.
close up of finished Christmas wreath
Step 5.
Get your adult to hang it on the door so all your friends and family can see when they come to visit.
christmas wreath on door

Make Your Own Xmas Cards

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Step 1.
Create fun, customised Christmas cards using any decoration of your choice. The first thing you need to do is choose what you want to make your card out of. The Craft Workshop range offers multiple options: stickers, lettering, soft stickers and card. For this project, we used these items.
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Step 2.
We used the Santa hat and worked around that for our example, but there’s heaps of items you can use to embellish your card and personalise them.
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Step 3.
There are multiple different types of lettering available, as well as card and types of pens and soft stickers you could use. So choose carefully, and find a combination that best expresses your personal flair.
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