1 Animal wrap How to:
Wrap up your gifts in
brown paper (putting your gift
in a box before wrapping makes
it much easier). Decide what sort
of animal you would like your gift
to be, and then paint the animal's
features on some extra paper.
Once the paint is dry, cut out
the animal features and glue
onto the wrapped gift. Add extra
detail using a marker pen.
2 Cat house How to:
The pattern for this house and for the following
two crafts can be found on our A little moment blog (blog.
theparentingplace.com). Print out the template pieces on A3
paper and cut out. Take a cardboard box and cut down the
sides to lay flat. Trace and cut out eight template triangles and
eight template rectangles from your cardboard, cutting a circle
in one of the pieces to create an entrance. Paint half of the
panels as shown and once dry assemble the house by taping
the panels together on the inside with masking tape. Cover the
outside joins with Washi tape.
3 hang it by the tail How to:
Paint a rectangular piece of
timber in your desired colour. While the
paint is drying, carefully cut out the stencil
found on the A little moment blog. Once
the paint is dry, place the stencil on the
timber and secure in place with masking
tape. Paint over the stencil with care.
Once this layer is dry add other painted
elements. Mark in pencil where you want
the hooks to go, and screw them in.
4 kitty purse How to:
Cut and lay out the pattern found on the
A little moment blog on two different colours of felt.
Pin the pattern in place on the felt and cut out. Match
the pattern pieces and stitch together using a blanket
stitch. Mark with chalk where the button hole needs to
go and carefully cut with a scalpel. Sew on a button-nose
and paint on the facial features and ear details.