nursery rhymes

Hey Diddle Diddle Paper Plate Craft

Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme Craft - Paper Plate Kid's Craft - The dish ran away with the spoon

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My daughter loves her bedtime stories. She goes through phases each week of which book is her favorite. This week her favorites are the new Dr. Seuss book ‘Which Pet Should I Get‘ & ‘My Little Mother Goose‘.


‘My Little Mother Goose’ is filled with all of the classic nursery rhymes that I knew as a child.  Hey Diddle Diddle is one that we love in particular.


My daughter was very excited to make a craft of one of her favorite nursery rhymes.

The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon Paper Plate Craft

Mai wanted to make sure that the dish & spoon were the same as the dish and spoon illustrated in the book, right down to the bow on the spoon.

What you will need:

Paper plates

Acrylic paint (Pink & purple)

Pipe cleaners

Googly eyes (Big & medium)

School glue & a hot glue gun (Use caution when operating a hot glue gun. Adult use is recommended.)

Purple Ribbon


Paint a paper plate in the pink & let it dry.


Cut a spoon shape out of another plate & paint it purple & let it dry.


Glue large googly eyes to the plate.


Paint a ring around the plate.


Paint the rest of the face onto the plate.


Paint a face & add googly eyes onto the spoon as well. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the spoon’s neck.


Cut 2 pipe cleaners in half & glue the pieces to the back of the plate to form arms & legs. You will only need one pipe cleaner for the spoon, cut into quarters.


My daughter did a beautiful job & already requested to do the cow jumping over the moon for the next time.


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Itsy Bitsy Spider Craft

Itsy Bitsy Spider Went Up The Water SpoutLast week Mai asked me if we could make a craft with sunshine, rainbows & clouds. We made a couple of cute paper plate crafts together with all of these things, but when we were finished, she looked at me and said “Mama, you forgot the spider & the spout.”  I apologized for being a silly mama & told her that we could make our spider craft another day.

My daughter does not forget a thing, so of course she did not forget that I promised her an Itsy Bitsy Spider craft.

What you will need:

3 toilet paper rolls or 1 paper towel roll

Craft pom poms

Pipe cleaners




A sheet of cardstock

Optional: construction paper, cotton balls, buttons, markers, crayons or other embellishments to make your background.


Cut your paper rolls open lengthwise. Paint them white & let dry. Craft a spider using pom poms & pipe cleaners. I let Mai glue hers together, but then used a glue gun to make it more secure. Glue a long piece of yarn to the end of your spider. The piece should be long enough to feed through the whole spout.

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Glue the painted tubes to a piece of cardstock, cut side down. Open the tubes slighty to widen your spout. Cut a small section of tube in half lengthwise & glue it so that it comes out of your gutter.


Run your piece of yarn up the pipe so that the spider dangles below the spout. Let your toddler pull the spider up & back down.

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Add embellishments for a background to create a scene. Mai drew in a big bird & even dedicated her craft to me. Awww.


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