Purple is popping up everywhere at this time of year, from the crocuses in the lawn to the dusky sky on a spring evening. Celebrate by delving into purple-coloured crafts, from purple pine cone owls to beautiful poured paint flower pots to add a bit more sparkle into your life! We've suggested a list of 11 crafts to get you started.
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1. Violet Beauregarde Costume
Violet Beauregarde is the annoying gum chewer who turns purple in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. For a really simple costume, dress your child head to toe in purple, complete with purple face paint, and pair with this delightful bubble gum bag, gum-chewer medal and golden ticket.
2. Pinecone Owls
On your next walk around the neighborhood, gather some pinecones to bring home to craft with. Cut out little wings and and a face out of felt or paper and paint the cones in a bright colour to give them a fun, modern look.
3. BFG Dream Jar
Create your very own dream jar from the BFG! You only need a few simple things to create this make. Then simply add a waistcoat and trousers to transform into the BFG himself, or fashion a simple dress from a pillowcase to go as Sophie.
4. Pirate Costume
Make a pirate top and cut off trousers to create a super cool pirate costume! This tutorial uses pinking shears for the edges so it's minimal sewing with maximum impact – you actually don’t even need a sewing machine for this one, as you can just as easily hand sew the whole costume and use no-sew Heat ‘n’ Bond for the applique.
5. Poured Paint Flower Pots
This is a fun way to decorate a plant pot, with a technique that even the youngest of artists can master. Acrylic paint is the best option to use for this project because it’s easy to pour, it’s weatherproof, and it doesn’t crack once dried. Remember to cover clothes and surfaces!
6. Sloth Pencil Toppers
Gab your favorite pencil to jot down a quick note, then write verrrrrry slowwwwwly with an adorable sloth pencil topper on board! Whether you choose pastel shades or something more natural, sloths bring the cute factor. Plus, these slow-moving friends are actually quick to craft!
7. Felt Shape Animal Decorating
These felt shapes projects are perfect for all ages and look great displayed around the house. You can pretty much do whatever you like when it comes to decorating your felt shape from painting to gluing to embellishing, anything goes!
8. Felt Pinwheels
These felt pin wheels would look great out in the garden on a lovely spring day! The pinwheel can be made in all different sizes, you just need to remember to keep the dimensions of each side of your template the same to make a square shape, and when making the inner piece for the pinwheel make sure to draw out the template one centimetre smaller on each side.
9. Cardboard Tube Telescope
Search the skies for a long lost planet or a shooting star with this fun telescope project. It's a great opportunity to teach little ones about space too!
10. Squishy Unicorn
Squishies are so much fun to play with! Why not try to make your own design using Soft Toy Stuffing and Duck Tape? It's so easy - follow along with the tutorial to find out what techniques you can use to create your design. Turn a pile of crafting items into a beautifully squishy unicorn!
11. Paper Plate Doughnut Garland
Craft this pretty doughnut garland together with bits and pieces from the craft drawer, and brighten up the home with decorations that look almost good enough to eat!
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