I’m a big fan of Enid Blyton so I was really excited when The Book People and Tots100 asked me if I could come up with some Noddy crafts for kids. We love paper plate crafts so originally I was going to try out one of the Noddy Crafts that The Book People are sharing and make some paper plate masks but then I thought I’d go a bit out of my comfort zone and try and use the two things from the craft aisle that put the fear up me a bit – craft sticks and foam. Why? Well I think that they’re one of those things that you buy and then you sit there and think ‘well, what am I supposed to make with these then?!’ so today I’m sharing three cool Noddy crafts that you can make – a great stash buster too! I’m also sharing you how could win £500 worth of books which would be an amazing prize to get your hands on.
What You'll Find on This Page
To celebrate the 120th anniversary of Enid Blyton’s birth The Book People are sharing food and craft ideas inspired by Noddy. As well as these ideas shared by The Book People you can also check out these great ideas for the #NoddyChallenge by some other (rather awesome) bloggers.
Mum In The Madhouse shares how to make a toadstool fairy house
Science Sparks shares how to make a Noddy car
Eats Amazing shares how to make fondant Noddy cupcake toppers
To take part just share your own Noddy-inspired creations on social media before July 24th and you could win £500 to spend at The Book People, you can find out more about the giveaway here on the Tots100 site.
Craft Stick Noddy Crafts for Kids
I loved this challenge – especially making Noddy’s car! I’ve made a little video to show how to make Noddy, Big Ears and Noddy’s car out of craft sticks and you can also check out the full materials and instructions below too.
Craft Stick Noddy Materials
6 Craft sticks
Blue, white and red foam sheet
Yellow pom pom or bell
Red, black and brown pens
How to Make Noddy
Glue the six craft sticks next to each other vertically and then cut out Noddy’s hat shape from a blue foam sheet. IN the video you’ll see that I’ve used a glue stick but generally I prefer PVA glue as I think it glues better – it does take longer to dry though. Glue Noddy’s hat onto his head and then glue a yellow pom pom or bell onto the end. Cut a red rectangle out of the foam and glue this on to make Noddy’s top and then glue on a yellow button. Stick on some googly eyes and make a mouth using white foam and red and black pens. Draw on some hair and your Noddy craft is done!
Craft Stick Big Ears Materials
7 Craft sticks
Red and white foam sheets
How to Make Big Ears
Glue the craft sticks down vertically on to a piece of paper then cut out a semi-circle from the red foam and glue it on to make Big Ears’ hat. Unroll the cotton wool and glue a bit onto Big Ears’ hat and use the rest to make his beard. Glue on some googly eyes and make him a mouth using the white foam sheet.
Craft Stick Noddy’s Car Materials
6 Craft sticks
Red and yellow pens
Black and pale blue card
Large googly eyes
Red and white foam sheets
How to Make Noddy’s Car
Start by colouring in one of the craft sticks red and the rest yellow – of course you could just use red and yellow craft sticks but this is a good get around if you don’t have any! Glue them down horizontally with the red one at the bottom. Cut out tyres from the black card and a window screen from the blue card and stick these on. Cut out a mouth shape from the red and white foam sheets and stick these on, then all you need to do is add some large googly eyes and your Noddy car is complete.
Share your own Noddy-inspired creations on social media before July 26 and you could win £500 to spend at The Book People. Share your photo and use #TheNoddyChallenge hashtag for a chance to win! See TheBookPeople.co.uk for terms and details
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