What I made
1575
days ago

5 nerf gun target ideas perfect for children’s parties

Nerf gun target ideas - this one shows a 'bath tub helicopter'

1) Flying bath tub: 5 pts

Nerf gun target ideas - this one shows a 'penny farthing bomber'

2) Penny-farthing bomber: 50 pts

Nerf gun target ideas - this one shows a 'hydraulic stilt stomper'

3) Hydraulic stilt stomper: 11 pts

Nerf gun target ideas - this one shows a 'sneaky trash can squirter'

4) Sneaky trash can squirter: 30 pts

Nerf gun target ideas - this one shows a 'chainsaw wielding tree stalker'

5) Chainsaw wielding tree stalker: 40 pts

I think Nerf guns are pretty cool, much better than the potato guns I had as a kid! The one downside is that they are actually too good, they fire the foam darts so far that most of them end up in the neighbour’s garden or lost forever at the back of the hedge.

With that in mind I created some cool paper targets, something to focus the boys’ aim, while still keeping things fun. They worked a like a dream – less bullets lost, and for a while at least, my oldest boy found it more fun than shooting his younger brother!

NERF GUN PARTY ACTIVITY

They are also perfect for children’s parties. Just pre-prepare the materials and have the kids colour in their targets before assembling them. Then, one at a time, let each child set them up on a table (or the floor) a set distance away, around 6-10 ft. After that, let them shoot at their targets until they have hit them all over (reloading if necessary) – but keep track of the number of shots, the winner is the child to use the least number of bullets. If there is a tie, organise a deciding shoot-off!

How to turn these awesome nerf gun target ideas into reality

It’s an easy project to make, just print out the artwork (link below) and follow these instructions (or just improvise!).

Turn these awesome nerf gun target ideas into reality by following these simple instructions

Download project files›

Includes:
1) Colour artwork – just start assembling
2) Black and white artwork – have fun colouring them in first
3) Collectable instructions – stick them on the fridge
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I was excited to recently discover that Craftzine had included this project on their blog. So thank you. And if you haven’t checked out their site please do, it’s a fabulous resource for crafters.

What I made
1604
days ago

Simple paper cup craft idea you can make on the go!

A simple paper cup craft idea: a Starbuck's lid turned into a child's face with coffee spill as 'sick'!
1) Mommy, I’m feeling queezy!

A simple paper cup craft idea: a Starbuck's lid turned into a child's face with coffee spill as 'sick'!
2) I think I need a napkin!

I always thought the lid on a Starbucks take-away cup looked like a mouth. To test my theory I added some more features using a permanent marker. What I didn’t realise however, was that with the addition of a carefully positioned spill, it looks like someone being sick (there’s no classy way of saying saying it, sorry!).

Make this paper cup craft idea for yourself

So pop a Sharpie in you bag, and remember this simple paper craft idea next time you need a fast idea to amuse the kids!

I’ve compiled this and some of my other coffee shop activities into this post: 6 crafty activities to keep kids quiet in coffee shops, go check it out.

This post got me thinking about SMS/TXT symbols for faces – would this be a good one for being sick?

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Compare it to the photo above, I think they are a spitting image!

What I made
1610
days ago

Play-doh splash, splat and spill

Play-doh splash, splat and spill model Play-doh splash on the sink

I had huge ambition. I was going to create something intricate and inspiring from my son’s Play-doh. Think of the Sony Bravia Play-doh bunnies TV ad, but bigger and better.

I threw myself into the task… green, yellow, purple, black, blue … there were pots, lids, and little balls of play-doh everywhere. I was going great guns. 3 hours later my masterpiece was complete. A splash, splat and spill!

Dotted lines
Dotted lines