This week we have some adorable cork mushrooms, a classic “cork crafts” idea (you can also check our our simple cork boats). The kids painted them by themselves with my help. As you can imagine they are very simple to make and yet are great for some imaginative play! Then go off and make some Pipe Cleaner People (or pixies).
Materials: champagne corks, white and red acrylic paint
And yes… I know CHAMPAGNE CORKS!! Lucky for us we have had 3 “big” birthdays recently (check out our Pink Cake and our Chocolate Hazelnut Cake made for the occasion) AND my in laws are great at collecting these with us. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, why not make these on New Year’s Day?!
1) Paint the stems white. It helped Pip Squeak (aged almost 3years), that I held the cork for her. Let them dry.
2) Paint the tops red. Red Ted (aged 4.75 years) loved doing this all by himself. Let them dry.
3) Add dots (we did this with the end of a kebab stick) and again let dry.
Now all you need to make are some super Easy Pipe Cleaner People and away you go!
Oh..and then after about 2-3 days of playing (we made these a couple of weeks ago), the kids got bored (how dare they?!) so I decided to make the 4 that they made into little Christmas Ornaments. Two will be given to Granny, with the kids’ names and dates on them and two will be kept for our tree. I just poked in some craft wire at the top and added a ribbon:
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What are your favourite cork crafts? What mushroom crafts for kids have you made?