I love spending some quality time with my children. One way to have some quality family fun is to do something crafty. This time we made some Spring Dressing up masks from paper plates. We decided to go with Rabbits and Sheep.
We started by drawing and cutting out the eyes. We didn’t want to create a masterpiece and then not to be able to see through it.
I put some materials on the table, with a loose idea in mind, and let the children led the play.
It was interesting to see what different ways the boys made their masks.
I liked the activity as it helped so much with development (drawing/imagination/learning about materials and so on).
We had new glue spatulas, the boys thought these were wonderful. They learned that if you pull the cotton wool balls apart it goes further.
The boys love mixing paints and discovering what happens to the colours, and how to make the desired colour. We actually went from pink to brown and had a lot of fun adding in black, and orange, and white. They had a brown in mind and weren’t happy until we found it.
We had so much fun making them, the boys especially loved walking through the living room with paint on their feet (to make the rabbit ears. We did brown and pink feet and were going to put the small ones inside the large ones, but it didn’t quite work out that way. It does not matter though as we had a lot of fun doing it.
After we had made our footprints we painted the plates with the leftover brown – to make sure they matched the ears.
We added a Pompom for a nose and some crepe paper for whiskers. We tried straws but they didn’t really stick very well.
Take a look at more Spring Dressing Up Ideas – and thank you to all the bloggers for allowing me to feature them.
TheBoyandMe Easter Bunny Mask
My Little 3 and me – Paper Plate Pig Mask
My Little 3 and me – Frog Mask
My Little 3 and me – Sheep Mask
The Craft Train – Owl and the pussy Cat Masks
The Craft Train –Egg Carton Black Cat
The Craft Train – Rainbow Angel Windows
The Craft Train – Shamrock Crown and Wand
Small for Big – DIY Flower Crown
Pinkoddy Daffodil Easter Bonnets from Papier Mache and Paper Plates
Here Come the Girls – Easter Bonnet
Here Come the Girls – Easter Bonnet for 4 and 5 year olds
RedTedArt Easter Bonnets from Newspaper
ZingZingTree Easter Bonnets from Tissue Paper
Thinly Spread Easter Bonnets for boys and for girls