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Cupcake Liner Crafts

Shape Inspiration Drawings

A great activity to inspire your little artists - Shape Inspiration drawings - imagination art

My daughter and I sort of have a set evening routine. I come home from work, we eat supper together as a family, we talk about our days & then my little girl and I head to the craft bin. Some nights she wants to craft with me, on others, she wants to craft on her own & some days, she just wants to draw.

Last night, she pulled out some old scraps from a cupcake liner that we had cut up for a craft. She looked at the liner for a minute & then said to me “Mama, this looks like a tutu. Let’s make a girl out of this.” She glued it down on a piece of paper & I took some of the other remnants and made a bow with it and placed it where a head might be. Mai squealed & took the paper & began drawing her girl. She drew in the face, the hair, legs & high-heeled shoes, like mommy has.

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She was very excited when she was done.

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This simple activity sparked me to want to try more shapes and see what she did with them.

I glued down a triangle & a rectangle. In my mind, when I envisioned this, I pictured her creating a house. Her perception of these shapes was different from my own.

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I watched her fascinated, as I realized that she was creating a well.

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It is amazing to watch a young mind work.

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Next, I gave her two circles.

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She drew up a storm on this one.

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Mai offered me a very detailed description of what was happening in her drawing. This was a garbage truck & all the garbage guys we going to work.

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The last one that we made was just 2 yellow cupcake liners glued diagonal from one another.

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Mai saw a baby chick in this one.

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Her cute craft & imagination inspired mommy to make a cupcake liner chick of her own.

Cupcake Liner Chick Craft - easy kid's crafts

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Cupcake Liner Turkey Craft

Cupcake Liner Turkey - Thanksgiving crafts for kids

I swore to myself that I was done with turkey crafts, but I could not resist doing just on more. My daughter wanted to make a craft out of cupcake liners and by craft she meant she wanted to cut them all up with her safety scissors. I had a different idea in mind for the wrappers.

Cupcake Liner Turkey

Paint a paper bowl brown & let it dry.

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Cut a peanut like shape out of brown construction paper. Glue on googly eyes & cut a beak & wattle out of construction paper and glue those on as well.

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Flip the bowl over & glue different colored cupcake liners that are folded in half to the back of the bowl. Fan them out half way around the bowl.

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Flip the bowl back over & let the glue dry.

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Cut out feet & glue them to the bottom of the bowl. Glue the body to the front of the bowl & you are finished.

Cupcake Liner Turkey - Thanksgiving crafts for kids

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Cupcake Liner Sunglasses

Cupcake Liner Sunglasses

My daughter & I have been enjoying making fall crafts over the past few weeks. We have been making beautiful autumn trees & pumpkin crafts. We have been loving every minute of our fall crafts, but the past few hot days have snapped me back to summer.

My little sun diva & I spent a lot of time in the sun & by the pool this weekend. She wore her Frozen bathing suit & rocked her favorite shades. Those pink shades inspired our latest craft.

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Cupcake Liner Sunglasses

What you will need:

Mini Cupcake liners – plain metallic or black will work best.

Glue sticks

Construction paper in different shades of your choice

Magic markers

Directions:

Glue the two liners next to each other on a piece of construction paper keeping a small space in between. Draw the outline of a pair of sunglasses around the 2 liners. Cut around the outline.

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Glue the glasses to another piece of construction paper.

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Draw in a face and some hair.

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Mai made her face with big tears and a crazy mouth.

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Mommy chose a happier face.

Cupcake Liner Sunglasses

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Cupcake Liner Baseball & Cotton Ball Cotton Candy Craft

3D Cupcake Liner Baseball Craft

This weekend we took our daughter to her first Red Sox game.

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Having watched the games with her father since the day that she was born, she was excited to go to Fenway. On the drive there, she clapped & cheered as she saw signs with the Red Sox logo on them.

In the park, she had equal enthusiasm as she saw the popcorn & lemonade & witnessed her first live home run.

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It was an exciting day for all of us & we might have created a Sox fan for life. To celebrate our trip to the ball park, we made a quick & easy baseball craft.

Cupcake Liner Baseball

All you will need for this is a white cupcake liner, a red & black marker and light brown & green construction paper.

Directions:

Spread out your liner slightly, but do not flatten.

Draw two curved lines on either end of the liner in black marker.

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Draw the stitches over the black lines with the red marker. Mai drew in her lines & I did mine.

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Draw & cut a bat out of the brown construction paper.

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Glue the bat to a green piece of construction paper. Glue the liner baseball to the paper as well, only apply the glue to the outside edges & glue it so that the liner is still puffed out in the center.

3D Cupcake Liner Baseball Craft

Mai added a ball player & a background to her craft.

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We finished our baseball craft, but we weren’t quite finished with “our day at the ball park” inspired crafts. We still had one more in us.

Mai ate a lot of junk at the game. It is all part of the experience after all.

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I had asked Mai what her favorite part of going to the game was. She told me that it was the cotton candy.

After she told me this, I wanted us to make a cotton candy craft using cotton balls, so we squeezed in one more craft.

Cotton Ball Cotton Candy Craft

All you will need for this craft is a piece of construction paper for your base, a piece of white construction paper (scrap will work good because you only need a small piece), pastel colored paint, glue, a magic marker & cotton balls.

Directions:

Cut a long skinny triangle out of white construction paper. Draw diagonal lines on it with a magic marker.

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Place your paint on a palette. Draw in the cotton candy shape over the cone to give a guideline to your child for where to place the cotton balls. You can either dip the cotton balls in the paint & then glue them into place over your cone or you may glue them first & then dab them with a paint brush later.

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This is a simple craft for your child that is a great exercise in fine motor skills. That & it is cute.

Cotton Ball Cotton Candy Craft

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Cupcake Liner Elephant & Mouse

Cupcake Liner Elephant

My daughter has been on an elephant kick for the last few days. She has been drawing pictures of them & asked if we could make elephant crafts together.

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My daughter likes to call the shots on our crafts projects sometimes. She had specific ideas in mind for our project. Our elephant needed foam tusks & pink for the inside of the ears and she insisted that trunk had to be made out of a pipe cleaner.

Cupcake Liner Elephant

What you will need:

Mini cupcake liners

Pipe cleaner

White foam

Googly eyes

Glue

Pink tissue paper

Directions:

Cut two circles smaller than a cupcake liner out of pink tissue paper. Glue them to the inside of two cupcake liners.

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Glue the two liners with the pink to another piece of paper. Glue two more liners on top of one another so that they slightly overlap the other two.

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Cut tusks out of the foam. Glue on the tusks, googly eyes & the pipe cleaner for a trunk. Cut two small pieces out of a cupcake liner to make legs.

Cupcake Liner Elephant

Mai finished hers & giggled that it looks like a mouse elephant.

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That inspired us to make a mouse too.

Cupcake Liner Mouse Craft

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Jelly Fish Crafts

Cupcake Liner Jelly Fish Craft

For the past few weeks we have been preparing our house to put it on the market. We have been packing for weeks & trying to get all of the clutter out our home. I don’t think I realized just how much craft stuff Mai & I actually had until I started trying to box it all up. I have been having a hard time throwing any of it away & an even harder time picking which items have to get packed away & put into storage until we move. Right now I am just trying to use any loose pieces of craft material or pre-painted or pre-cut items. Mai wanted to work with cupcake liners and make jelly monsters. She had a very specific idea in mind.

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While she created her jelly monster, I worked on a different kind of jelly creature.

Cupcake Liner Jelly Fish

Directions:

Cut a wavy pattern into the bottom of a cupcake liner.

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Cut 4 pipe cleaners in half. Curl the ends of all 8 pieces.

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Place the liner on a piece of paper & arrange the pipe cleaners underneath. Use a liberal amount of glue & glue the pipe cleaners to the paper. Do not worry if not every section of pipe cleaner touches the paper, when the glue dries the cleaners will hold. You may weight down your pipe cleaners while they dry if you want them to lay flat.

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Add googly eyes to finish off your cute little sea creature.

Cupcake Liner Jelly Fish Craft

We had several egg carton sections that Mai had painted last week for a different craft. We used those to make another jelly fish craft.

Egg Carton Jelly Fish

Directions:

Paint a section of egg carton & let dry. Poke a hole through the center of the egg carton section.

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Poke a string through the hole & tie a knot on the inside of the section.

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Similar to the craft above, cut pipe cleaners in half &  & curl the ends. Glue the pieces of pipe cleaner to the inside of the egg carton. Let the glue dry & add googly eyes.

Egg Carton Jelly Fish

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Cupcake Liner Helicopter

Cupcake Liner Helicopter Craft

A couple of weeks ago we made a couple of whale crafts. During both crafts my daughter commented on how the shape of the whale looked like a plane. As I looked at it, I thought “You know she is right.” It does kind of look like a plane.

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Since then I have been wanting to test out her theory, but once we got started, I opted to make a helicopter instead of a plane. I just really like the propellers. I love cupcake liner crafts. They are so quick & easy to make & the finished products are adorable.

All you need for this craft is cupcake liners, glue, markers or paint & cotton balls

Same as with the whale, you will use one full cupcake liner & one cut into an arch as shown.

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Draw in propellers with markers.

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Draw in a window & the landing skids.

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Glue on cotton balls to form clouds.

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We couldn’t just stop with one cupcake liner craft. We needed to make one more & we continued with the transportation theme.

Glue two cupcake liners next to each other, leaving a small space in between.

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Draw in the center of the wheels & the axle for the pedals.

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Draw in the rest of the body of the bike.

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Finish off your bicycle with the seat, handle bars & pedals.

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Cupcake Liner Bicycle Craft

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Cupcake Liner Whale Craft

cupcake liner whale craft - cute summer arts & craft project for the kids

 

This weekend we had fun making a whale diaper cake for my cousin’s baby shower. Mai was very excited watching me construct the cake & she was even more excited to see all of the other whale themed gifts at the shower. “I like whales too! They are my favorite.” At least for this weekend that might be true. Since whales are her new favorite, we decided to continue with the whale theme & made a cupcake liner whale craft.

We started with 2 cupcake liners in a light shade of blue. We glued a full liner & then one that was cut into a squared off crescent shape.

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Glue a darker shade of blue over the lighter as shown.

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Cut a tail out of the darker blue liner.

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Add a fin, googly eyes & a spout to finish your craft.

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Cupcake Liner Sea Shells

Cupcake Liner Sea Shells

 

We have bins & bins of crafting supplies in our house. There are some days that my daughter likes to pull out all the pom poms, craft sticks & pipe cleaners and just play with them.  A couple of night ago she pulled out mini cupcake liners & said “Mama, I want to make sea shells. I want to put googly eyes on them & make them mouths with the pipe cleaners.” OK! I showed her how to make sea shells out of cupcake liners a little while back & she remembered, but she wanted to make them again with happy faces.

I am always excited when she initiates a craft. She helped me gather all of the supplies & we got to work.

Fold a liner in half to form the top half of your shell & then fold into fourths for the bottom portion. Glue into place.

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Glue on googly eyes & cut sections of pipe cleaner for the smile.

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We cut a bucket out of construction paper & glued it to a piece of paper & colored in our backdrop in crayon. Mai made two sea shells & put them side by side. “Mama, look they are getting married. My shell needs a dress.”

Those two do make a cute couple.

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I made some happy shells too.

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