It’s time for another paper cone craft! We’ve had so much fun making them today and next i want to share with you these lovely paper cone princesses. We’ve made quite a few and tried to come up with several different designs for them, these ones in the picture are our favourites though. Our princesses are all fictional characters but you could even suggest that your child tries making themselves to make this little craft even more fun!
You will need
Coloured thick craft paper or card
Eye stickers (optional)
Decoration bits and bobs (optional)
To make the dresses
Take a coloured piece of A4 paper and fold it in half to make a card shape. Then, take a pencil and draw a gradual curve starting from just above the centre of your fold line to the bottom right corner (you’ll need to make sure the curve isn’t too sharp or it won’t match up when folded). Cut out your shape.
Fold your shape in half and trim off any excess to make sure both sides are even.
Open up your shape to reveal your 4 sections Cover one of your end sections in glue..
and then pull it round and stick it down on the back of your other end section to create a triangular cone shape for the dress.
To make the face and arms
Start off by cutting out a circle for the face and an egg shape for the hair.
Glue the face piece down onto the hair and then cut the hair into your chosen style.
Now to give your princess a face starting with two eyes. We used eye stickers but if you dont have these you can simply cut out two white circles and draw on the details with a black marker. Then, glue down a mouth and two rosy blush circles on her cheeks.
To finish off the head, cut out a shiny crown and stick in place at the top of her head.
To make the arms, cut out two rounded strips and roll one end of each up slightly.
Glue your princesses head down in place at the top of your cone shape and then use the flat piece of your arms to attach them to the triangle on either side of the face. Your super cute paper princess is finished! Why not add some decorations to her dress or crown to make her even more unique!
If you've followed the blog at all you will know that my son is mad about all things under the sea. He loves learning about the ocean environment and its inhabitants though his books and we read some of national geographic kids ultimate oceanpedia almost every single day. He loves watching documentaries together too and more often than not hes the one teaching me something new! It was actually him who gave me the idea for this cute paper plate jellyfish
Today I'm back again with another pipe cleaner craft! We had so much fun making these yesterday and came up with some really fun little ideas. I think though that these pipe cleaner snail magnets are my favourite of the day. They're just so adorable and once you get the hang of them they're really easy to make too. We have a whole garden full of them on our fridge right now!
How sweet are these little pipe cleaner apple magnets? It took us a couple of tries to perfect them but now weve got them figured and wanted to share them with you all! In fact, we've got so good at making them that it only takes us a few minutes on each. My son recently Made some sweet apple and worm cards for his teachers as due to current situation he wont be going back to school this year and he wanted to make extra to gift them too. Such a sweet little idea!