Leaf Lion

SONY DSC

The leaves in autumn are such wonderful colours and there seems to be loads of beautiful things you can do with them. After a visit to the zoo we went on a walk through the park and collected some so we could recreate the lion we saw (totally inspired by be a fun mum)

You will need:

  • Leaves
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Black card or paper

First we made sure that all our leaves were dry and selected the best ones for the job!

SONY DSC

Next we stuck down the head leaf.

Then we created the mane with smaller leaves.

Finally we cut our eyes, a nose and a mouth out of card and stuck them on.

SONY DSC

Hey presto a lion!!!

We also created a few mini pictures of birds with our left over leaves.

Advertisements

Cereal construction site

SONY DSC

This was a little breakfast time activity we did while waiting for our eggs to cook!

You will need:

  • Cereals
  • Plate or tray
  • Construction site vehicles such as diggers and dumper trucks

SONY DSC

I loaded a plate with fruit and fibre, cheerios and raisins and then got out some of our construction site toys.

We then had fun loading up the trucks and digger and moving the cereal around the plate.

We really enjoyed ourselves and it is safe to say that by the time our eggs were cooked the cereal had all been eaten!!! We will definitely be doing this activity again, next time on a bigger tray and with more types of cereal for even more fun.

Homemade healthy duck food

SONY DSC

As a child we alway took our slightly stale bread with us to feed the ducks. However, it looks like this was not necessarily a good idea and feeding ducks bread is like constantly giving them junk food. The British Bird Lovers recommend that we feed duck things like corn, oats, grapes (cut and deseeded), peas and sweetcorn. So we decided that we would make our own healthy duck food mix to take to the duck pond!

You will need:

  • Oats
  • Peas
  • Sweetcorn
  • Bowl and spoon
  • Box

SONY DSC

First we got some peas and sweetcorn out of the freezer and defrosted it. Then we poured out some oats.

SONY DSC

Next we mixed them together in a bowl and put them in a box to take down to the duck pond.

At the duck pond we fed the ducks and swans with our mix and they loved it! Next time I think we might also mix in some bird seed.

If you liked our homemade healthy duck food then why not check out our other bird or outdoor activities:

Paper Plate Crowns

SONY DSC

Paper plate crowns are one of those crafts that is really easy and needs very little in the way of materials or prep! Perfect for a spare few minutes that need filling.

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Crayons/colouring pencils
  • Stickers
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

First we coloured in our plate.

Next we stuck stickers around the plate to look like jewels and gems!

I then drew 8 lines on the back that all cross in the middle (like an asterix).

SONY DSC

Next I cut along the lines making sure that I didn’t cut through the ridgy bit of the plate.

SONY DSC

Then I folded the triangles created, upwards to form the peaks of the crown.

And hey presto a paper plate crown fit for a king or queen!

 

If you like this then why don’t you check out our other paper plate crafts:

We are back!!!!!

Sorry there haven’t been any new blogs posts for a little while now. I am expecting our second baby which is super exciting but exhausting when chasing a toddler around! Anyway our blogs are now back up and running and I hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to.

What we have coming up:

  • Paper plate crowns
  • Homemade duck food
  • Butterfly counting
  • Cereal construction site
  • Shape sorting

And many, many more!!!!

Cupcake case turtle

SONY DSC

This is such a super cute and simple craft and totally inspired by the wonderful Crafty Morning!

SONY DSC

We needed:

  • A cupcake case
  • Green paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

SONY DSC

First we cut two strips of green paper about 10cms by 2cms for the legs, a tail and a head shape.

We then glued the strips together to form a cross shape and glued the googly eyes on to the head.

SONY DSC

Then we glued the cross to the under side of the cupcake case.

Next we glued on the tail and the head.

SONY DSC

Any hey presto! Our turtle was created (told you it was simple!!!!)

If you enjoyed this turtle craft why not check out our Bird Crafts and Paper Plate Snake.