25 June 2013

Matchbox Stone Pets

This craft activity is part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®
 

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)
Matchbox
Felt
Wobbly/sticker eyes
Glue
Pen
(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.
     
     


 

32 comments :

  1. These are so sweet! Such a great idea to do with the children.

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  2. This is adorable! My son is only 9 months old but I'm already thinking of crafts we can do together. This is definitely going on my list!

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  3. These are adorable! When I was little I can remember finding stones on the beach and drawing faces on them to make them into my friends :-)

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  4. I love it! I think I need to make one, best wait until my son is at school though then I can make it look nice, he'll only ruin it ;-)

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  5. These are so insanely CUTE! And I adore their little box home too!

    Thanks for linking up with this weeks Mad Mid-Week Blog hop! xx

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  6. I love these, they are so cute

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  7. Love these - we live by the beach so have plenty of pebbles and stones close by!

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  8. What a really good idea! My children are going to love making these in the school holidays :)

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  9. These look great,great fun for children to make.

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  10. This would be a fun activity on a rainy day (coming soon lol) :)

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  11. Brilliant idea and cute to boot

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  12. This looks so cute definitely want to try this with my 2

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  13. ohh I think my teen would still love them, thanks for the idea

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  14. oh wow, how good are these and so easy. Many thanks. Can't wait to try them. I've lots of bits of felt hanging around in my sewing box.

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  15. This is so cute and our kids still, at the grand old age of 8 and 6 love making this kind of thing! I'll show them this later!

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  16. Oh that's fantastic! So glad I found your blog! I love doing crafts with my favourite girl and she is going to love this! Thank you again!

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  17. Such a lovely craft make idea.

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  18. aw so sweet, i must do this with my grandson

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  19. Love these, so cute.

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  20. These are so cute, what a great idea!

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