Riley and Mema

Riley and Mema

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How To Make A Cardboard Snowman Craft

Wanting to make a  Cardboard Snowman Craft? Then try one of these fun activities for children.

* Thin white cardboard, compass
* Scissors, glue, cotton wool balls
* Red and black paint
* Red ribbon for scarf
* Yellow paper or thin cardboard for hat.

Using your compass, draw 2 circles on white cardboard,  one approximately 11cm diameter for the head, and the other approximately 17cm diameter for the body. Cut them out and overlap them slightly, gluing them together.

Cover the head and body of the snowman in cotton wool.  Add the scarf. I  used glue to keep the scarf in place as I couldn’t get it to stay there on its own.

Paint cotton wool balls with black paint for eyes and buttons. Use another cotton wool ball and pull into the shape of a mouth and paint red.

Finish him off by adding his hat. His hat is made up of two pieces of card, the top one is rectangle and the brim of the hat has a slit in it to allow the top piece to slide into.

Snowman Craft for Young Children.

This is an excellent craft for encouraging young children learning to paint and glue, developing their fine motor skills. A very simple craft for little hands.

Draw the outline of the snowman and then encourage your pre-schooler to use his imagination to decorate his snowman using paints, glue, cotton balls, glitter  and crepe paper.

Snowman Craft in a Sock

This snowman craft looks absolutely fantastic and so much fun to make.

You will need:

* 1 white sock
* 1/3 cup rice
* padding
* small strip of red fleecy for scarf
* 2 sticks for arms

Color the end of the sock and allow to dry. This will become the Snowman’s hat.

Put the rice into the sock first, which will help to hold the snowman stable. Then add plenty of padding and push the snowman into shape.

Add two elastic bands which will divide the head from the body.

Pull down the colored end of the sock and then turn half back up, to form the snowman’s hat.

Add his scarf, and draw on face and buttons. Add 2 sticks to form his arms. Use scissors to make 2 small holes in the side of the sock so you can push the sticks in.


The elastic bands add shape to your snowmanA stunning looking snowman's hat.

















How To Make a Tie Out of Cardboard Crafts

Making a Cardboard Tie.

This is a fantastic idea for young children to make and give their Dad on Father’s Day!! (or any day)

Materials Required:

Approx 45 cm hat elastic.

Long narrow piece of cardboard, approx 50cm long

Scissors, stapler

Decorations: stickers, glitter, glue, textas, paint (optional)

You can use white cardboard and paint it, or use colored cardboard and decorate. In our illustration we have used black cardboard and just added stickers.

Draw the shape of the tie on the cardboard.  (Alternatively, you can easily borrow a tie from Dad and trace around it!)

Measurements are approx  48cm long, 9cm at the widest point, and 4cm at the narrowest point. The knot is approx 6cm x 6cm, slightly shaped to fit the top of the long piece.  This can be either glued on or stapled together.  Allow an extra 1cm at the top of the knot, to turn over and thread the elastic through, then staple.

You may need to cut the tie out if the child is very small. Then the child can have fun decorating his tie for Dad or Grandpa.

What a great gift idea, and your child will love giving something that looks great!

How To Make A Crown Out Of Cardboard Craft

Making A Crown.

You will need:

Cardboard, pencil, ruler

Scissors, glue, sticky tape, staples (optional)

Small amount of hat elastic (optional)

Decoration: stars, stickers, glitter or glue glitter

Color pencils, textas or paint (If painting crowns, allow time for paint to dry)

This is an excellent cardboard craft for children. Younger children who are not up to using scissors may need their crown cut out for them and then they can decorate it themselves.  An older child could cut out their own crown before decorating.

Measure the length of the cardboard to fit around the child’s head and add 3 cm for overlap. On the cardboard draw an outline of the crown in pencil.

The children can decorate their crowns with stars, stickers and glitter or they could paint or color with textas or pencils.  When decorating is finished, measure the crown around the child’s head for size, then join the crown together with sticky tape.

A Crown Fit for a King

This is an excellent activity for Old Testament stories that involve a king: eg King David. The child will also enjoy having something that looks good to take home with them and show to their parents.

Note:  Staples do a good job at holding the crown together, but make sure that you cover the staples with sticky tape so that the staples don’t catch in the child’s hair.  Ouch!! Alternatively, attach the staples from the inside, and then the open edge of the staple is on the outside of the crown.

The blue crown is made out of patterned or textured cardboard, with silver cardboard flowers glued on.  Allow an extra 2cm of cardboard at the back, and bend the cardboard back. This is held together with staples and then hat elastic is threaded through to make the crown “one size fits all” size. If you don’t have hat elastic, a large elastic band would work just as well.  Just add it before you staple the back piece.

Children will enjoy parading around, showing off their crown!