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Crafty! How To Make Cute Dancing Umbrellas

We get a real mixture of all kinds of weather in Ireland from heavy rain, to snow-days and even bursts of hot sunshine.

Explore these types of weather with your little one by making and shaking these cute Dancing Umbrellas, made with lollipop sticks, and coloured paper (you could even use off cuts of wrapping paper, stuck to cardboard to keep it straight if you like!)

You Will Need:

  • Coloured Paper/Card
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Sellotape/Glue
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Method:

1. Draw around a small plate and cut out a circle. Fold the circle roughly in half. You can make one side larger than the other if you would like a larger umbrella.

2. Draw a scalloped edge along the fold and cut out. You can add decorative lines to your umbrella if you wish.

3. Stick a lollipop stick to the rear of the umbrella to make a handle.

4. Cut various short lengths of string and stick to the back of the umbrella.

5. Draw and cut out snowflakes, raindrops or little suns and attach them to the ends of the string. Why not add a mixture of each to your umbrella to truly reflect the Irish weather!

Household crafts tip:

Make use of leftover cardboard boxes, toilet roll tubes, and old paper that you have around the house to create fantastic kids’ craft ideas...recycling has never looked so fun!

What are your favourite crafting projects? Have a look at our Crafts & Activities section for more inspiration!


About the Author

Sadhbh Devlin has always been told she has a head for hats. In truth, she only owns two hats, both woollen and shapeless. She does, however, wear many metaphorical hats. She is mother to five-year-old twin girls, wife to a very tall husband, a crafter, a party-lover, an avid photo snapper, a sometime production designer and soon-to-be TV presenter. She writes about all of these hats and more at her award-winning blog www.wherewishescomefrom.com. Find her on Twitter @wherewishes.

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