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  • October2nd

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    Greetings wondrous readers (& crafty mums!) lovely Ashley is Halloween-inspired this month and has created a super simple yet uber-cute little owl to keep little hands busy this week. Do let us know how it goes, & show us what you do!!!

    Folk Art Owl Finger Puppet
    Spoonfulzine Readers… I have really gotten into the craft of embroidery this year, and have created my very first pattern of an adorable finger puppet just for you!
    A simple and fun afternoon craft, you can find all the instructions for this little owl by downloading the PDF pattern here.I truly love whipping up free ideas and crafts for all, but what really keeps me going is your comments!
    If you like this craft, please let me know and post pics of your creations if you have them!

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    Ashley is our genius kid’s crafter creating crafty moments to share with little ones :)
    See more or Ashley at her website & shop.
  • August16th

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    Rainbow Friends

     

    Lovely Ashley has created these scrumptious little fellows for this month’s Little One’s Crafty Moment. I’m guessing the rainbow-painting is going to go down a treat! What do you reckon?

    What You’ll Need:

    – watercolor paper
    – watercolors and a thin brush
    – glue
    – scissors
    – markers
    – pastels
    – sheet of black and yellow paper
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    How to Make It:
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    1. Paint some colorful stripes close together on a piece of watercolor paper. Fill the whole paper and use as many colors as you can! Add some stripes with markers while the paper is wet for a cool effect.
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    2. After your paper dries, cut out the following shapes: A circle for a hot air balloon, two ovals for the bear and bunny body, a bear and a bunny face. Out of your yellow paper cut out a basket shape for your hot air balloon.
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    3. Glue your shapes on the black piece of paper. Once it dries, use pastels to add some accents such as clouds, strings for your balloon and faces on your cute ‘rainbow friends’.
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    Ashley is our genius kid’s crafter creating crafty moments to share with little ones :)
    See more or Ashley at her website & shop.
  • July21st

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    She’s done it again! Lovely Ashley has put her thinking cap on and devised the perfect weekend project to do with the little ones!
    This time, inspired by our latest issue, and the year of the dragon, we have a:

    Blushing Dragon

    What You Need:

    A toilet paper roll, paint brush, green paint, strong craft glue or hot glue, purple paper, scissors, thin black marker, Q-Tip, makeup blush



    How to Make It:

    1. Take a toilet paper roll and paint it green. While it’s drying, cut out of your purple paper, two wings, two tiny ears, a nose and a long tail for your dragon.

    2. Draw a cute face on the toilet paper roll.

    3. Glue a nose on your dragon, ears, wings and a tail. Hot glue works best for this if you are with an adult. Otherwise, you may use craft glue.

    4. Dip a Q-Tip in some blush and apply it to your dragon. The more the better!

    5. Use your dragon as a puppet or put him or her on a shelf for a special decoration.
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  • June17th

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    It’s been raining incessently in Sydney for weeks now, and what better way to spend an afternoon inside than a little more Spoon craft…?

    After Ashley’s wondrous Spowl post a few weeks ago, we had such an enthusiastic response from you lovely readers, that we have asked her to give us more! (we did say pretty please, don’t worry ;) Many a mum and child have been making Ashley’s spunky spowls together, and now, you can make an entire Spoon family!! So without further ado, over to Ashley:

    Spoon Family

    Materials:
    Non-Toxic Paint in a Spray Bottle, White Paper, Spoons of Various Sizes, Markers, Scraps of Paper, Glue, Scissors

    How To:
    1: Arrange spoons of various sizes on a white piece of paper. Big spoon for dad, smaller for mom, smallest for you or your brothers and sisters, etc.
    2. Use your spray bottle filled with paint to cover the area all around your spoons. {Before picture}
    3. Wait a few minutes then remove the spoons to reveal a cool spray painted look!
    4. Let your painting dry, then use markers to add detail to your spoon family. Use some scrap paper and cute some hats or clothes out. Glue them onto your paper.

    Be as creative as you like!



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  • May1st

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    A while back we stumbled upon the wondrously happy world that is Lady Lucas (aka Ashley Lucas)! I have a crush on her torn paper pig & cat – aren’t they cute(?!)
    Ashley was kind enough to design a little Spoon-related craft for us to divert the busy from their work (naughty we know) and busy the hands for a few moments of happiness. Her project, a darn cute Magical SPOWL! (A Spoonful Owl! Half Spoon, half owl. Stop it,I know ;) is here below, our next issue will have little bits of magic sprinkled all over it, so it seems very fitting to be making magical owls! I can visualise a whole circle of spoons and children sitting around a table & decorating, can’t you? Ashley says to: Make these wonderful puppets using nothing more than a simple wooden spoon and some common household art supplies.  When you’re done with the first one… perhaps you’d like to make a whole Spowl family? ;) 


    Materials:
    1 Wooden Spoon
    Foam or Card Stock
    Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors
    Hot Glue or Strong Craft Glue
    Optional: A Permanent Marker

    How To:
    Paint the top of a wooden spoon with some colorful acrylic paint – you can use a large brush for this.  After the color dries, add some eyes, a beak and some colorful details with a smaller brush.  You can leave the handle of the spoon natural {as I did} or add a fun a pattern with the rest of your paint!
    Next, cut out two small triangles out of foam or strong paper.  Hot glue them to the top of the spoon as ears.
    Cut two larger triangles out and glue them to the sides of your owl for wings.
    Lastly, you can go over the features of your owl with a permanent marker to make your little owl ‘really stand out’!

    Enjoy!

     

    P.S. Thea here again, if you make a Magical Spowl, send us some pics! We wanna see! :)
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