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I regularly come up with my own ideas on things to make and bake with the Mini Mes but when I need inspiration Pinterest is the perfect place to find it!
I've made Rock Pets and Egg Box Bugs before and with a love of the great outdoors as a family this Stone Pet idea, complete with home and inspired by RedTed Art, looked like a simple yet fun craft to make.
Having checked what was required, and after a short trip to ELC to stock up on materials, we made this rather cute butterfly.
What you will need:
Smooth stone (that will fit inside a matchbox)
(You can add pom poms, glitter, sequins etc if you wish to decorate)
- Attach felt to the outside of the matchbox using glue to create a home for the pet. We used green felt cut into points to represent grass and brown felt to represent mud. Allow to dry.
- Add eyes to your stone using the glue and attach felt for other body parts if you wish. We made wings from 4 small pieces of pink felt and antennae using red felt. Allow to dry.
- Draw on a mouth
You can now store your pet in its new home!
This is a very quick and easy craft and ideal for pre-schoolers. We had great fun creating it and using it to play - we intend to make some other creatures too over the summer.
You can find lots of great craft ideas on Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com
You can view our photo album relating to this craft idea here: Google Album