3-DIMENSIONAL FROG CARD

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DIY PROJECTS: 3-DIMENSIONAL FROG CARD

Before making a craft project, your children may enjoy exploring a favourite craft store, looking for different diy projects that are easy crafts to make… or 5 minute crafts to do in the holidays.

They will especially love visiting arts and crafts stores such as Michael’s Crafts and Riots Arts and Crafts for new inspirations, as each craft store has many varied hand craft ideas to try.

Some of these hand craft and diy projects might be wood craft activities or perhaps crochet, finger-knitting or kite-making, all of which are a lot of fun for children trying new skills.

Here is a 3-D card project based on “Freddo Frog”, that uses colored foam adhesive sheets, available from the above craft outlets.

The History of “Freddo Frog”

Freddo Frog is 90 years of age this year.  The Freddo frog candy bar was created in 1930 by Harry Melbourne, an employee of MacRobertson Chocolates Australia, when they were deciding on a new chocolate sweet. The FREDDO FROG CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR was a winner and has been enjoyed by everyone ever since.

CRAFT ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE YOUR 3-D FROG CARD…

  • 1 light green craft card 12″L x 6 1/2″ H to fold
  • 1 dark green foam adhesive sheet for leaf
  • 1 bright green foam adhesive sheet for frog
  • 1 bright yellow foam adhesive sheet for frog
  • ruler, pen, texta, craft glue, paper glue
  • scissors, 1 pair eyes, double sided tape
  • template image to trace all pattern shapes

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CREATE AND CRAFT YOUR 3-D FROG CARD

Preparation

Right-click on the image template below and Save as “Frog Card” on your computer….

  • print frog craft card image template
  • cut out frog pattern carefully
  • trace all patterns onto adhesive foam…
    • yellow frog tummy, mouth and eyes
    • dark green leaf,
    • bright green frog and legs
  • cut around foam patterns carefully
  • measure card size and fold in half

Making the card

1 Fold craft card with opening on right

2 Peel back leaf foam adhesive sheet

3 Centre leaf at the bottom of card

4 Mark black texta lines on leaf

5 Centre position of frog, and turn over

6 Peel back adhesive at top of frog

7 Place d/s tape on top of frog only

8 Place frog in centre of leaf and stick

9 Peel back yellow tummy shape

10 Place yellow tummy carefully on frog

11 Peel back small leg and place on frog

12 Peel back large leg and place on frog

13 Peel back eyes, carefully place on frog

14 Peel back mouth, place in position

15 If slightly in wrong place, gently adjust

16 Using craft glue, carefully place eyes

17 Using black texta outline mouth carefully

18 Outline around eyes also in black texta

Your 3-dimensional frog card craft is completed.

Diy projects are fun to make and your card is ready to give to a very special friend, teacher or family member.

You could perhaps change the colored craft card for a completely different color effect.


Freddo Frog

Freddo is one of Australia’s most popular children’s chocolates and is available from stores across Australia in a number of delicious flavours. Freddo is available as a 15g, a 35g size and a 200g share pack.

Freddo Frog is also available in America from Aussie Food Express.



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Create a Baby Elephant Gift Card

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How to Create a Baby Elephant Gift Card…

Teach your child about animal conservation while creating this fun and colorful 3-D gift card…

Why is it important to protect baby elephants and their mothers?

Besides the fact that baby elephants are cute, does the environment really need elephants? …and why should we care?

Elephants are important to the earth’s ecosystem…

The ecosystem can be thought of as a complex machine that performs vital functions for all of us. These functions are important for both humans and animals. The whole ecosystem needs animals as much as they need it.  For example, forests and grasslands cool the planet, clean the air, and create rain clouds.

Why are elephants important?

Elephants are the largest mammals in Asia and Africa. Because of this they play a unique and irreplaceable role.  Here’s why…

First, not only do these elephants dig wells to get mineral rich water, but they leave behind footprints which can fill with water. This helps other small animals to access the same scarce resources. At the same time, these actions create micro-habitats for other small creatures such as Black Frogs that can lay eggs in the water. In fact, a single elephant footprint can turn into a miniature world full of life.

Second, elephants must eat, and they eat a lot. While grazing they are moving across their habitat, often eating about 18 to 20 hours per day. They can eat just about any plants, even ones with thorns.  

Elephants eat a lot of different grasses, leaves and branches, fruits and tree saplings and bark.  They can strip the bark off a tree, which eventually might kill the tree. This might sound destructive but realise that a dead tree also makes a good home for other animals like birds that like to nest in the hollows.

Third…Because of their large size, elephants make short work of large fruit with shells that are difficult to crack, and other animals benefit from the fruits that drop on the ground as elephants are foraging.

And finally, the plants themselves benefit because elephants are gardeners, and they deposit manure behind them.  In fact, elephants produce a lot of dung, which is important to the ecosystem. The dung protects and holds grass and plant seeds in a rich manure environment which allows these seeds to germinate. These plants and grasses grow and replenish the environment. 

So, without the elephants doing their thing in the environment, a lot of other animals would not survive.  Take out the elephants and you lose a lot of smaller species that depend on the elephants.

To take it one step further, if we compare a native ecosystem to one that’s bulldozed for development, you’re losing a lot of ecosystem services as well. The clean water that we drink and the air that we breathe are tied to that functioning ecosystem so, in the end, we all depend on those ecosystems to be healthy and vital.  

And getting back to the elephants, the native ecosystems, where the elephants are found, depend on the elephant.

So, it’s all a kind of cycle and we need elephants, especially baby elephants that grow into big elephants!

Now that we have learnt why elephants are important to the ecosystem it’s time to create another arts and crafts project.

If you don’t have a craft storage box to collect hand craft items, it may be a good idea to invest in one. You can always visit your local craft store or craft fair, as they will have a large range of craft card, paper, and many other items to choose from.  

 So, let’s create and craft this exciting 3-DIMENSIONAL BABY ELEPHANT CRAFT GIFT CARD…..

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR BABY ELEPHANT CRAFT PROJECT

Elephant template image

Ruler, pen, pencil, scissors

Craft glue, paper glue,

Black texta, pink texta marking pens

1 pair of black eyes

1 green craft card 12″x 6″

1 pink craft card,

1 purple craft card

1 white craft card

Double sided (d/s) tape

INSTRUCTIONS:

HOW TO CREATE AND CRAFT A BABY ELEPHANT CARD

1 Right-click and Save the template image for pattern. Print onto A4 white paper…

2 Cut out all elephant pattern shapes

3 Trace onto pink, purple, white card

4 Cut green card to size and fold in half

5 Lay out correct front side of shapes so as not to d/s tape incorrect side

6 Turn over each side for d/s tape,

7 Press lightly after each d/s tape application

8 Glue first elephant on to craft card

9 D/s tape on back of 2nd elephant (check it’s on the correct side)

10 Turn over and place exactly on top

11 D/s tape on back side of pink ears (Allow ears to show around edges)

12 Using 1st head shape, use d/s tape

13 Place on top of elephant

14 Cut along side of trunk

15 Slip tusks under trunk and secure

16 Turn over and place d/s tape

17 Mark places for eyes

18 Craft-glue each eye carefully

19 D/s tape both legs, turn over

20 Place carefully onto correct leg

21 Black texta, mark trunk and feet

22 Pink texta, mark trunk

Congratulations!  Your arts and crafts, DIY project baby elephant craft card is complete.

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Create a SPIRAL TWIRL MOBILE

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Another FUN SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS Project

Here is one of our easy drawing ideas for kids to do at home or at school. It’s is one of many easy crafts for kids to do during the summer break.

Fun summer crafts will happily occupy your children for hours.  Kids will learn and understand how to trace or draw a spiral onto a flat surface.  It’s an easy paper craft that demonstrates how a spiral can be made into a three dimensional work of art.  The resulting craft mobile can then be hung up to create an eye-pleasing colorful mobile that will glitter in the sun.

EASY CRAFTS TO DO WITH KIDS

This spiral hanging craft mobile can be created by children as young as 4 to 5 years, if they are able to use scissors safely.

It is an easy paper craft project that will also be enjoyed by older children who may be looking for arts and crafts to do at home.

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 colored craft card 9″ square (choose a favorite color)
  • pencil, scissors, hole punch
  • craft glue, colored cord
  • different colored glitter
  • 12 ” inch colored ribbon cord
  • plastic bowls, plates to trace

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut 1 piece of colored craft card about 9″ square

Choose a plastic plate about 8 inches in diameter

Trace around plate in pencil

Choose plates or bowls in smaller sizes

1/2″ inch between each plate

Trace around each smaller plate

Allow for 1-inch circle in the centre

Mark a dot line from centre to end

Draw an overlap to next circle

Rub out line not to cut out

Start cutting from the outside

Carefully cut along overlap line

Continue to the centre circle

Allow about 1 inch or more

Carefully punch a centre hole

Turn over so no pencil marks show

Choose your glitter color

Carefully glue glitter on from centre,

Sprinkle glitter, one section or circle at a time

Repeat to cover the circle

Allow to dry between gluing

Shake excess glitter off

Repeat glue and glitter in any gaps

Allow twirl spiral craft piece to dry completely

Shake off excess glitter and store

Place both ribbon ends into hole

Tie a double knot carefully to hold

The colored craft mobile is complete

Your hanging craft spiral mobile will glitter in the sun

Your child can hang their amazing craft spiral mobile in the window, where it can sparkle and catch the light as it twirls in a gentle breeze.


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