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).
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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
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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!
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These lil buddies make great Valentines friendship gifts.

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!
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Step 2.
Add some Christmas colour with these glittery stars which are self stick.
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Step 3.
We glued in some gold bells to make it jingle all the way!
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Step 4.
You can add any bits and pieces in you like to make it your own special Christmas wreath.
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Step 5.
Get your adult to hang it on the door so all your friends and family can see when they come to visit.
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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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Make Your Own Xmas Ornament

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For this project you will need:

  • Craft Workshop Clear Ornament
  • Craft Workshop Gilding Flakes (silver)
  • Craft Workshop Soft Stickers (assorted, Christmas themed)
  • Craft Workshop Charms (e.g. snowflakes)
  • Craft Workshop Nylon String
  • Scissors

Step 1.
Tie the charm to a short length of nylon string, checking it fits inside the glass ball, and hangs where you like it.
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Step 2.
Once you have tied your charms onto the nylon, you need to tie them on to the lid of the ball. We simply poked the nylon through the top hole and secured with a knot to the lid, trimming off the ends once tied in position.
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Step 3.
Fill the Glass Ball with whatever snow like texture you fancy—we used the CW silver foil for a bit of shimmery fun, but you could also cut out tinsel, add small paper snowflakes etc. This project is so easy to get creative and mix in different items you like!
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Step 4.
Place the lid on, hanging the charms inside as you positioned back in step 2.
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Step 5.
Add on stickers to decorate the outside of the ball. We used a range of the CW Xmas reindeer, snowflake and Xmas tree stickers, but there’s loads of options! You could also draw trees and snowflakes on the outside with a glitter pen, or metallic pen to finish.
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Step 6.
Once complete, hang the decoration on your tree. Or, these also can make a nice gift idea for friends and family.
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Plane Peg Photoframe Magnets

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Step 1:
Cut an angled part to go on tail of plane. You may need an adult to help with this part.
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Step 2:
Glue a shorter section on back of peg. Glue the angled part on top.
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Step 3:
Glue the wings on the plane.
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Step 4:
Attach magnet on back.
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20160914_153506 Use these to hang up your artwork on the fridge. You can also paint or decorate your planes as well.

Reindeer & Xmas Tree Popstick Decos

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Step 1:
Paint the popsicle sticks in your colour choice to match your project. For example, if you are doing the Reindeer project, then paint it brown, if the Tinsel Tree, then red, and blue for the Pom Pom Tree.
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Step 2:
Using a hot glue gun (being careful not to burn yourself), glue the popsicle sticks together in a triangle shape, starting with joining 2 in a V shape.Skip to Step 3.1 for Reindeer continuation. 
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Step 3.1:
Reindeer — Then glue the 3rd stick across the first 2, an inch or so down, leaving some space at the end of the triangle to form a shape of reindeer head.
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Step 3.2:
Tinsel Tree & Pom Pom Tree — For these Christmas tree designs, cut the 3rd popsicle stick a bit shorter, and glue across the end of the V to give the triangle a taller shape like a tree. Glue the piece of popsicle stick you cut off at the bottom of the triangle tree shape to look as the tree trunk.
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Step 4.1:
Reindeer — For the reindeer, use the hot glue gun to glue the eyes on to the popsicle sticks, halfway between the top and nose.
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Step 4.2:
Tinsel Tree — Wrap the tinsel pipe cleaners around the tree, alternating in colours and direction to fully cover the tree.
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Step 4.3:
Pom Pom Tree — Glue the pom poms in colourful pattern all over the front side of the popsicle sticks.
Step 5.1:
Reindeer — Add the red glitter nose using the glitter pen, or the glitter hot glue stick in the glue gun. You could also glue a red button on, or add a red pom pom for nose.
Step 5.2:
Cut a tinsel pipe cleaner in half, and twist around the top of reindeers head to make pretty antlers.
Step 6:
Tinsel Tree & Pom Pom Tree — Get creative to decorate your tree! For example, we cut a tinsel pipe cleaner into pieces, and twist them around each other to form a small star, leaving one star length longer than the rest. Glue this longer length to the back of the tree so the star sits on top.
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Simply tie some nylon string around the top of reindeer and the trees to be able to hang for decoration

Popsicle Spider Web

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For this project you will need:

  • Craft Workshop Jumbo sticks (x4)
  • Craft Workshop Jute/String
  • Craft Workshop Glue Gun
  • Black/White Paint
  • Craft Workshop Paintbrush
  • Craft Workshop Scissors
  • Fake Spiders

Step 1:
Using the hot glue gun (don’t burn your fingers), Glue the sticks across each other in a cross pattern as shown, to create the base of the web frame.
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Step 2:
Paint the web frame in black or white paint on both sides—don’t forget the edges!
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Step 3:
Using the Jute String, wrap the string around the sticks, working from the centre (tie the start knot under the middle of the web sticks). Cross over the middle a few times, then twist over and round the sticks going round the web frame in a circular pattern.
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Step 4:
Once you’ve worked your way to the outer end of the sticks, tie the string leaving enough length to hang up.
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Step 5:
Add your fake Spider to his happy new home and hang on display.
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Halloween Hanging Bats

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For this project you will need: 

  • Craft Workshop Wooden Dolls
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stem
  • Craft Workshop Black Felt
  • Craft Workshop Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Black Paint
  • Craft Workshop Paintbrush
  • Craft Workshop Felt Pens
  • Click here to download the ‘Bat Wing Template Shape
Step 2:
Paint the wooden dolls black (or colour of your choice). Put aside to dry.
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Step 3:
Whilst the bat bodies are drying, cut out bat wings (download Bat Wing Template) in felt, tracing around your paper bat outline.
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Step 4.1:
Cut the Black pipe cleaner into short lengths for legs, about 3 to 4 cms, and then additional smaller piece for feet.
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Step 4.2:
Wrap the smaller piece around the larger length to create small feet at the end of pipe piece.
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Step 5.
Plug in and heat up glue gun, and stick glue down the centre line of the felt bat, placing the wooden doll on top to fit — careful not to burn your fingers whilst using the gun!
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Step 6:
Pull out a pair of small moving eyes, stick on to the bat head to fit, using glue gun.
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Step 7:
Draw a smile with fangs on the bat face — we used a silver pen on black paint.
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Step 8:
Bend the end of the pipe cleaner legs and glue them to the base of the wooden bat.
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hanging-bats-h Once all dry and glue has set, the bats are ready to hang upside down! Use them to help decorate as a table centre on tree branches for a Halloween feast, or hang up around the house to surprise guests.