DIY Ballerina

DIY Ballerina Cover

What you need:DIY Ballerina1
• Flexible wire
• Napkin
Mod Podge
• Thread
• Pliers
• Scissors

What you do:DIY Ballerina2
• Bend the wire into a “skeleton” of the figurine.
• Tear the rest of napkins into 1/2 inch wide strips.
• Take your wire outline and wrap it with paper strips, then cover it with the Mod Podge.
• Let it dry.
DIY Ballerina3 Fold the napkin as if you were going to cut out a snowflake.
• Choose the right length of the dress for you ballerina and cut the napkin.
• Round the  hemline.
• Curl the “dress” in two directions for the best folds.
• Prepare at least two dresses for one ballerina.
• Make  little holes at the top and the sides of a dress and put it on a figurine.
• Take a thread and wind it around the waist of the ballerina.

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Paper Ladybug

Ladybug cover

What you need:paper ladybug
• Construction paper
• Black marker
• Scissors

What you do:
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Paper Boat

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What you need:
• Paper

What you do:

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DIY Hedgehog

DIY Hedgehog cover

What you need:DIY Hedgehog
• Old paperback books
• Pompom
• Googly eyes
• Glue

What you do:
• Remove the front and back cover from the book.
• Starting on the first page, fold the page in half inward.
• Fold the corners of each page inward.
•  Repeat these folds on each page, but after the first page, make the folds toward the front cover, this holds the first folds in and keeps them from unfolding.
• Glue googly eyes.
• Glue a pompom for the nose.

Note: Makes a great pencil holder.

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Stencil Snowflakes

Stencil Snowflakes cover

What you need:Stencil Snowflakes
Paper snowflakes
• Spray bottle with water
• Sponge
• White toothpaste
• Bowl

What you do:
• Spray the window or mirror with water.
• Attach the paper snowflakes to the surface.
• In the bowl mix toothpaste with a little bit of water (the mixture should be about the consistency of sour cream).
• With the sponge, apply the toothpaste mixture to the paper snowflake and the glass around it.
• Apply the toothpaste mixture using an up-and-down dabbing motion.
• Let it dry a little.
• Pull the paper snowflake straight off the glass.
• Let the “paint” dry.

Tip: Easily removed with warm water.

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Little Ghost

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What you need:Little Ghost
• White tissue paper (14″x 14″)
• 2 White pipe cleaners
• Glue
• Black marker
• Lemon or apple

What you do:
• Tape 2 pieces of 12-inch-long white pipe cleaners in crisscross fashion to a 14-inch square of double-layer white tissue paper.
• Trim the paper into a circle, cutting through the wire, then flip over the tissue and set it over a lemon or an apple.
• Loosely mold the center of the paper over the lemon to form a ghost head, then use a black marker to add facial details.
• Concealing the lemon, place the ghost on the floor or a table and give it a nudge to set it in motion.

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DIY Poppies

DIY Poppies cover

What you need:DIY Poppies
• 2  coffee filters
• red paint
• paintbrush
•  scissors
• 1 green pipe cleaner
• 1 small one-inch piece of green pipe cleaner
• 1 medium black pom-pom
• white craft glue

What you do:

• Flatten the coffee filters and then paint them red. Let them dry.
• Layer both coffee filters and fold in half.
• Fold in half one again so it is only a quarter of a circle.
• Holding the folded filters at the point, cut both left and right corners off, rounding as you go.  When you open them they will resemble four leaf clovers.
• Place one filter on top of the other, offsetting so that you can see all eight bumps.
• Hold filters together and poke the chenille stem through the center of both filters.
• Leave about an inch poking through and bend it down to secure.
• Holding the “stem”, gather the bottom of the flower up into a cup shape and wrap the small piece of chenille stem around the bottom of the coffee filters. Tighten to secure.
• Open  the flower up and glue the pom-pom to the center. Allow glue to dry completely.
• Gently gather and scrunch the flower in your hand, then release.

 

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Bird Nest

Bird Nest Cover

What you need:Bird Nest
• Paper bag
• Scissors

What you do:
• Cut lunch bag into half inch strips.
• Twist the bag strips.
• Tie every bag strip into knots and then tie them together.

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Spring Tree

Spring Tree Cover

What you need:Spring tree
• Lunch bag
• Scissors
• Colored tissue paper
• Glue

What you do:
• Cut lunch bag into half inch strips.(Start at the opening and cut half way down the bag.)
• Open bag and stand it up.
• Hold base of bag with one hand and twist the middle of bag to create the trunk of the tree.
• Twist two of the bag strips together to create branches.
• Rip strips of colored tissue paper into tiny pieces and glue them all over the branches of the tree.
• Spring is here!

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Tissue Paper Heart

Tissue paper heart cover

What you need:Tissue paper heart
• Card Stock
• Red and Pink Tissue Paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Tape
• Bamboo Skewers
• Pencil

What you do:
• Draw a heart on the card stock.
• Cut it out.
• Cut tissue paper into 2″squares.
• Crumple each piece into a tight ball.
• Dip into white glue and place onto pattern.
• Continue crumpling and gluing down pieces until the entire pattern is filled.
• Attach the heart to the bamboo skewer with the tape.

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Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern Cover

What you need:
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Scissors
• Crayons, markers
• Stapler or tape

What you do:
• Use the ruler and make a straight line about 3/4″ away from one of the 6.5″ long edges.
• Cut this strip off and set it aside to be the lantern handle.
• Fold the piece of paper in half, lengthwise, making sure you line up all the edges.
• Draw a line along the open, long edge, of the paper, about 3/4″ of an inch from the edge.
• Take your scissors and, starting at the folded edge, cut a strip from the folded edge up to the line you drew.
• Make the first strip about 3/4″ away from one of the short edges and continue to cut several strips along the piece of paper.
• Once all your strips are cut, you should unfold your piece of paper and refold it lenghthwise so the pencil mark will be hidden on the inside.
• Color or embellish the outside of the lantern.
• To assemble the lantern simply roll the paper into a tube shape as shown in the photo above and staple or tape the edges together.
• Using the strip you cut of the paper earlier, attach the handle by taping or stapling the ends of the strip of the paper just inside the top of the lantern.
• Your completed lanterns can be hung up or set on a table for decoration.

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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher Cover

What you need:
• Paper plate
• Hole puncher
• Yarn
• Beads
• Feathers
• Scissors
• Tape

What yo do:
• Cut out the center of the paper plate.
• Punch holes around the ring.
• Optional: paint or color the ring.
• Tape one end of yarn.
• Starting at the top, leave 3 inches for hanging, then string holes around the ring, crossing the yarn.
• At the bottom, on the remainder of the yarn, string on beads.
• Finish by tying it off with feathers.
• Hang the dream catcher above your bed.

Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

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