Cloud box

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You will need:

Card, googly eyes, glue, rainbow coloured pencils

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Cut out the template. You can download it here: Cloud pencil box

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Decorate the cloud with googly eyes and a mouth

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Fold in the flaps

Glue the outside of the middle (smallest) slap and fold a longer flap over the top

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Glue the outside of the longer flap and fold in the last flap. You may want to use a paper clip to hold in place.

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Repeat on the other side

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Fish kite

An old one, but still fun

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You will need tissue, glue, white card, sequins and glitter

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Using the template here fish kite 1 and here f ish kite 2 cut out both halves of the fish shape and tape together

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Trace the fish shape onto a sheet of folded tissue paper

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Carefully glue both shapes together, leaving the mouth open

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Cut a 2cm strip from the long side of a sheet of A4 card or stiff paper, this is the mouth liner

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Roll up to make a ring

Glue the mouth liner inside the mouth

Decorate with sequins and glitter

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Push a piece of wire through the mouth ring and fly!

Rolling rabbits

These are based on a toy from the fantastic http://www.thetoymaker.com.

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You will need card and a marble

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Cut out the template

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Cut the slits and the hole for the marble, don’t cut the hole too big, you don’t want the marble to fall through

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Fold along the dotted lines

Then carefully thread the ears through the slits in the middle section

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Wrap the middle section through the ears and thread the tail through the end slit

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You may want to glue the legs down

Puts a marble in the hole and watch the bunny roll

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Balloon birds

There’s some science here (air pressure and propulsion) but it’s fun!

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You will need a balloon, string, a straw (preferably a fat one!), sellotape, a peg and ribbons and paper to decorate

Cut a 3cm length of straw and around a metre of string

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Thread the straw onto the string

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Blow up you balloon and hold it closed with the peg

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Decorate the balloon to look like a bird

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Stick the straw (the bit you threaded onto the string) onto the top of your balloon. It works best if you stick it to the back third of the balloon

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Tied one end of the string to a chair (or similar!) and hold the other end tightly

Pull the balloon bird to one end

 

Gently let the peg loose and the balloon bird will fly along!

Animal face post it note holders

I think these would make a lovely present for some-one…

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You will need a post it note pad, coloured card, glue.

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Cut out the template for the post it note holder. This one is for square 7.5cm by 7.5cm post its. The template is here Post it holder template

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Fold along the dotted lines

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Decide which animal face you want from the template here Post it note holder decoration, and cut out

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Decorate the face

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Glue the face onto the post it note holder template on the final square

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Peel the backing strip off the post it note holders and place in the middle square

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Fold in the flaps

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Finished!

 

Easter rabbit box

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You will need coloured card, glue and a pom pom

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Print or copy the template onto card. The template is here: rabbit box

Cut the solid lines and fold the dotted lines

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Fold in the sides of the box and glue, I used a paper clip to hold while it was drying

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Draw a face on the front and stick a pom pom on the back

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Paper flowers

I remember making these when I was a child…I think they were called japanese flowers?

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You will need sugar paper, a washer and scissors

You will need to cut three different sized circles

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Fold each circle three times

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Draw a petal shape on the folded circle and cut out.

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On the two largest circles, snip the tip of the triangle off so you are left with a hole

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Glue a washer in the centre of the smallest circle

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Layer the smallest circle on the middle circle, then both these two on the largest

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Fold in the petals

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Carefully lay on water and watch the flower open

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