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How to Make a Bat Puppet for Halloween

My kids love making puppets and we thought it would be fun to make a bat puppet for Halloween. I have provided a printable cut-out template that includes the bat’s eyes, fangs, tongue, and wings. However, you can also draw your own of any of the parts and attach them to the puppet. Watch the […]

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How to Make a Ladybird Puppet

In this project, we make an awesome ladybird hand puppet. This is a very simple project that kids will enjoy making and a free template is included. Watch the video or follow the instructions below. Let’s begin! What you need: Ladybird Template Download Template Here! Black construction paper (letter size / A4 size) Glue scissors Tape […]

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How to Make a Toilet Roll Cockatoo

This cheeky cockatoo is simple to make and its beak actually moves! We made the cockatoo as a stop motion puppet so, with the moving beak and detachable eyes, you can make him/her talk and look in different directions. And the materials are as basic as a toilet roll, paper, and cardboard. Let’s begin. What […]

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2017 Sew a Softie Tutorial Roundup

  We were involved in Sew a Softie Month which was organised by Trixi From Colored Buttons. I have comprised a list of and the links to the sewing tutorials that were involved in this project. This list contains heaps of easy sewing projects and free patterns for you and your kids to try. Dachshund […]

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Toilet Roll Peacock

We love toilet-roll crafts and has to be one of my favourites! Follow the instructions below to see how easy and simple it is to make this gorgeous peacock. What you need: Toilet roll Scissors 2 Googly eyes hot glue Yellow paper Green paint Blue paint Yellow paint Paint brushes     Cut a toilet roll […]

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How to Make a Pom Pom Spider

In this video, we make a pom pom spider which you can use as a puppet for your next stop motion animation. Watch the video below to see how we put the spider together. Free template download here. Now, it is up to you to come up with your own story and bring your pom […]

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Paper Shark Stop Motion Tutorial

This stop motion was originally made as a fun social media video for my Instagram page celebrating shark week!  Now, I think that making a card shark animation would be a great tutorial for your children to try out. Shark Week!!!! #sharkweek #stopmotion #steam #stopmotionforkids #stopmotionanimation #paper #papercrafts #kidscrafts #shark #jaws #artandcraft #iphone #stopmotionstudio A […]

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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Turtle

  This craft needs a little bit of prep before you can make a turtle with your kids. You will need to soak and bend the popsicle sticks and allow them to dry before you begin. We are having so much fun coming up with different characters to create with bendy popsicle sticks, but I […]

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How to Make a Dachshund Softie

July is “Sew a Softie Month,” organised by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. This year, I decided to make something I loved as a child, a very-1970’s brown and yellow dachshund soft toy. I thought it would be sweet to make a similar one with my daughter. Plus, I’ve been holding on to some daisy fabric I […]

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