This Bunny Mask is reminiscent of Bugs Bunny - but also makes a perfect craft and mask for Easter.
Children love animals and animal crafts. We have a very large and growing collection of animal crafts here at Activity Village from handprints and paper plates to puppets and sewing soft toys, there is something suitable for all ages.
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Use a paper plate and some craft cupboard bits and pieces to make a cute bunny mask - perfect for Easter!
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Isn't this cat mask gorgeous? Very straightforward to make, it involves painting, cutting and sticking - so it will keep the kids busy for a while and they will love every minute! Just make sure they don't put the mask on before it is absolutely dry...
This simple technique - of using one of our templates as a reverse stencil - has created a stunning watercolour beach scene that is a perfect activity for a creative afternoon, for children of all ages. Cut out the template in advance if you are planning to do this with younger kids.
Our cup and ball bunny is so cute and very quick for kids of all ages to make as an Easter craft, or possibly for a farm theme. If you use a white cup and ball it won't even need painting, so it could be made in mess-free environments, too!
All you need is a polystyrene ball and a paper cup, some paints and scraps of craft foam - and the kids can put together this gorgeous cow. I can see a whole "field" of them on display!
If you can dig out a paper cup and a polystyrene ball as well as some simple craft cupboard supplies, the kids will be able to assemble this cheerful paper cup pigs for themselves!
Dala horses (or Dalecarlian horses) are carved and painted wooden horses originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna. Originally made as toys for children, they are now a recognised symbol of Sweden. Have a go at making your own with this lovely Dala horse craft!
Print, cut out, glue and hang this very cute dog mobile - there are 6 different pooches to entertain you as they drift in the breeze!
This simple craft is fun for kids of all ages. You can use the Easter Bunnies to decorate your house or classroom, as large puppets (attach a wooden spoon to the back with strong sticky tape), or as masks.
Print out this cute little Easter bunny, cut him out carefully, fold him and stand him up on display in the home or classroom! Available pre-coloured for an extra quick activity, or in black and white for the kids to colour in themselves.
This lovely little felt pig bookmark is perfect for a present or for kids to tuck inside their own reading book. We've provided printable templates and instructions to make it perfect for a group activity. Simple sewing needed!
Have a go at our felt rabbit craft - it's fun to make and fun to cuddle! Practise easy stitches including running stitch and blanket stitch to make this rabbit toy. Of course it is perfect for Easter as well as Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.
This softie sewing project is a lovely one for a beginner. You can vary the size of your Scotties. Blow up our template and cut out a really large one to make a cushion, use a tiny Scottie to hang on a keychain, or something in between!
Who could resist this little Halloween cat? Make a collection of Halloween felt toys to keep him company!
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Little kids can have some fun drawing around feet, cutting out the shape, sticking it and ending up with this fabulous footprint horse!
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We didn't intend this goldfish kite craft to fly - but the kids will have fun putting it together and it looks spectacular in a Chinese New Year display!
When my kids were younger one of the big activities that I was always trying to sneak in, in a fun way, was cutting skills: using their scissors carefully and being able to cut out shapes with confidence.
Decorating glass jars and bottles can be lots of fun and the end results look lovely! Find out more in this guest post by Shelly...
I have always enjoyed using butterflies in art activities. They are the perfect subject because you get them in so many different colours and patterns and you really can do almost anything with them.
Sarah B and her young children enjoy some fun and simple animal crafts in this guest blog post, and make a lion and sloth!
Quick, easy and fun for little kids, this handprint goldfish nevertheless looks effective on display! Of course you could make a whole school of fish this way for an underwater scene, too.
Here's a fun handprint painting horse that younger children will enjoy. Why not paint a whole herd!
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This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!
Making this horse mask involves all sorts of crafty activities that younger children will enjoy - painting paper plates, cutting, sticking, and of course wearing the mask at the end!
Whether for a farmyard project, or a home-made Nativity scene, this simple lolly stick stable takes a bit of patience to make but is well worth the effort.
Here's a fun paper bag rabbit craft to try with the kids. We think our rabbit has loads of character! And he's fun to make for all ages, great for Easter or Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
Our paper plate goldfish is a quick and easy craft to do with younger children and a school of them makes a lovely display at any time of year - but they might be particularly appropriate for Chinese New Year or your China topic.
This super paper plate goldfish bowl looks great displayed on the noticeboard - or fridge! The 3D effect is particularly fun for kids.
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Paper plate crafts are always popular, but we must warn you that this paper plate horse is slightly trickier than most of the paper plate crafts at Activity Village! Younger children will need help drawing and cutting the head and leg shapes, and perhaps with some of the sticking too.
This paper plate pig is fun for the kids to make and looks great on display. You will need to divert children's attention while the pink paint dries, or perhaps paint the plates in advance.
Here's a fun paper plate rabbit craft to make with the children, fun for younger kids at Easter or Chinese New Year 2011 (Year of the Rabbit).
Kids can have some fun painting paper plates, cutting out shapes and gluing them together to make this cute paper plate wombat!
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This little bookmark is very quick for the kids to make, using simple craft cupboard supplies. But who wouldn't like this pig bookmarks sticking out of the top of their reading book!
This felt pig finger puppet is such a lovely little craft for beginning "sewists" and it makes a perfect group craft, especially if you print out our template (which includes simple instructions) for each child.
This pink treat tube would be a fun activity for children to make at a farmyard themed party. While the children play you could fill them up with sweets and then close them ready for them to take home at the end of the day.
This Polystyrene Egg Bunny is a perfect craft for Easter and makes a great table decoration that the kids will be really proud of!
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This little pompom pig was a huge hit with our craft testers, but he didn't want to stand upright for his photo! Older children could make their own pompoms in three different sizes.
Pretend to be the Easter bunny with this rabbit ears craft for kids! You'll be hopping around delivering Easter eggs in no time.
This rocking rabbit craft for kids is so quick and easy to do, and really lovely to display! Make for Easter or perhaps for Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.
Cheer up your outlook with a collection of cheerful tartan Scottie dogs! Using a paper plate for the "mobile" element of our Scottie dog mobile made this a quick and easy way to display our collection of Scotties.
We wanted our hedgehog's prickles or spines to look really prickly, which is how we came up with this folded paper technique. It looks really effective and makes a really cute hedgehog for display. This is a gentle, non-messy craft.
We've used our hedgehog frame and a stack of brown tissue paper to make this gorgeous, textural hedgehog. It's a fun craft for all ages and a lovely way to pass a wet autumn afternoon.
Our toilet roll animal crafts are really popular with children, so why not have a go at this lovely pig and add him to your farm display or menagerie! You will need a few simple craft supplies but he is quick and easy to do.
Here's an original way to turn a toilet roll into a wombat! It can be a little fiddly so an adult will need to help younger children, but I'm sure you'll agree that the result is worth it.