Create some vibrant orange crafts this week to celebrate our chosen colour theme. From paper mache hot air balloons to DIY fidget spinners, there's something for everyone! We've pulled together a list of 12 crafts to get you started.
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Orange Ready Mixed Paint 300ml
1. Animal-Inspired Bean Art
Create fantastic animal portraits with dried beans and paints!
2. Tudor-Inspired Crown
Rule the roost with this fitting tudor-inspired crown. This project is perfect for introducing discussion surrounding monarchs past and present.
3. Felt Pumkin Mask
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween! Create long-lasting costumes to celebrate the much loved squash, or adapt the tutorial for to make a fruit or veg costume of your choice out of felt, embroidery thread and elastic. A great sewing project to keep kids hands busy.
4. Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon
Children love getting their hands messy with paper mache and paint, and this easy-peasy hot air balloon will allow them to do just that! It's easy to make and will span over a few weekdays to ensure you can allow a couple of days to layer up and dry the paper mache. Pop a little character in the basket and hang it up on the ceiling to admire the view!
5. Pipe Cleaner People
Create some super colourful and fun pipe cleaner people – aren’t they simply the cutest? Great for playing with and creating all sorts of acrobats, just twist and bend to put them into position.
6. Orange and Lemon Play Dough
Make some orange and lemon play dough using a super quick 4 minute recipe, for sensory rich, tactile play time for youngsters! It smells so wonderful that it fills the room with a fresh, zingy aroma and is great for waking up to start the day.
7. Clay Volcano
Have a go at replicating your own mini volcanic eruption by following the steps to make it out of clay! Fill the volcano with bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar to produce a foamy lava – you could even add a few drops of food colouring to give the foam an orange glow.
8. Carrot Pinata
Pinatas are great fun to make, and this one is perfect for the celebration of spring! This craft takes up a few hours of time- the hardest part is choosing what to fill it with!
9. Sea Inspired Craft Activities
Journey under the sea with us for some fishy fun! Let the creativity run wild to create colourful sea creatures perfect for imaginative play. Use vibrant tissue paper to create a clown fish wind sock full of character, plus three other fun sea-themed crafts!
10. DIY Fidget Spinners
Create your own fun distraction using just a few simple materials that you can often find lying about the house. Little Button Diaries have created a video tutorial so that you can find out how to make your very own fidget spinner in a matter of minutes.
11. Foam Fox Mask
Create a sneaky fox mask out of simple foam shapes. Use the template provided and once finished add to the dressing up box for future fun!
12. Paper Plate Lion
Create a paper plate lion to adorn your walls, so easy to make and great fun to colour in! What other orange animals can you think of to make?
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