If you hadn’t already realised, we absolutely love to make ocean themed crafts in this house. Learning about sea creatures is something we all find enjoyable. Right now my son is obsessed with Orcas so this little paper plate whale was the perfect afternoon craft for us. We even looked up some whale facts whilst crafting to make it a bit more educational! Did you know, killer whales have around 45 teeth! (if you want to learn more, check out the national geographic kids site – that’s what we were looking at and its great!)
You will need
A Paper plate Black paint Googly eye Pink paper White tissue paper Scissors Glue
Take your paper plate and fold it in half. Draw your whale shape on to your folded plate. You can see that I have left a portion of the fold at the whales head and tail untouched, you don’t want to cut all of the fold line as your whale needs two sides attached to be able to rock!
Now to paint your Orca Whale! Use your black paint to paint his body but leave a white space near the centre of his head and on his belly. (if you’re crafting with really young children you may find it easier to paint the whale totally black and then add the parts in using cut out white paper)
Using your scissors; cut out a small triangle for the mouth, add a thin pink strip to either side of the mouth to make some lips. To finish your whale’s face add a googly eye!
To add a water spout to your whale, take a square of white tissue paper and twist it to a point on one side. Use your scissors to make multiple snips on the other side.
Finally, make a small snip at the top of your whale’s head and pull the twisted end of your paper down through.
Your Rockin’ paper plate whale is finished, How great does he look!
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!
We have a massive collection of pipe cleaners that we have amassed over the last few months. For some reason though we never really use them much so our collection has just been growing and growing. After the millionth time of putting them back in the drawer after the kids have thrown them everywhere I decided it was time we actually made something with them. I actually came up with the idea for these pipecleaner bumble bee magnets whilst my son was sat twisting a brown and a yellow pipecleaner together. It took both him and me a couple of times to get the hang of it but now were bumble bee making pros!