Last year at school my son studied The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and I remember thinking at the time that there weren’t that many The Snail and the Whale crafts about so after making our movable paper plate ghost last week I thought it would be fun to try and make a little craft of the two friends off on their adventure around the world!
A quick little post from me today as I was just looking through some old photos and found this sweet paper plate sea collage that my daughter made – how could I forget to share this?! We love all ocean crafts (you can see all our sea crafts for kids here) ad this was inspired by a sea collage we’d seen out on a walk that week – while it’s super simple it’s also super cute too. As is often the case here it’s made with things that we already had around the house, no news there as I very rarely get any advance warning from the kids!
Sometimes my kids demand that we must make something right here right now and this simple polar bear craft for kids is the result of this weeks demands! I’ve shared some arctic animal crafts for kids before and my son has been desperate to make a polar bear, perhaps it’s the cold weather at the moment? Paper plate crafts are always among my favourites as they’re just so easy and cheap to make and this activity is an absolute winner as we put it together just using things we found around the house.
It feels like we haven’t done any paper plate crafts in a while, unusual for us as they’re normally our fall back craft activity in this house, paper plates are so cheap and there’s so many things you can make from them! My kids made these paper plate parrots after school this week and they were a great way to do a bit of crafting together and have a bit of screen-free chill out time. We loved using the feathers to make our paper plates feel more like birds!
This paper plate umbrella craft for kids is such a simple and cute idea you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before! I find that my kids need something to do after school otherwise they get a little… antsy. But if it’s anything too complicated then they tend to get upset as they’re normally worn out by then. This kids craft gets the balance right and it’s also good fun if you’re trying to teach about weather as we’ve tried out a simple add-on activity to make it a little more interesting!