Paper Owl Mask

Hello all,

I hope you are all well and preparations for Halloween are going well. Paperchase asked me to design a mask for Halloween. I have a thing for owls so it seemed only natural to make an owl mask.

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Autumn Colourway

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

All you need to make the mask is a printer, some ribbon and a selection of papers. I’ve tried two different colourways – do message me pictures if you make a mask and try a different selection of colours – I would love to see them.

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Click here to go to the Paperchase blog and get the printable files otherwise you can click here to see more minieco Halloween projects.

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable



Rainbow Colourway

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Paper Owl Mask // Free printable

Happy Halloween
Kate ^_^

Cut + colour spiral paper snake

Hello, do you remember the paper octopus I posted recently? Well here is another ‘scissor skills’ project aimed at younger children (my sons, now 7 & 8 enjoyed making them too).

Cut + colour spiral paper snake

This is a great project if you are working with larger groups of children because you can photocopy the sheet. For best results I would recommend printing the template onto thin card.

Cut + colour spiral paper snake



To make the snake simply print the template, colour-in and then cut along the dotted lines.

Happy crafting!

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Hello! I saw this lovely post by hello wonderful and really wanted to make a draw-bot but the vibration motor and coin battery holder were expensive and not available in the UK. My sons and I had a big think and came up with the idea of using a hexbug instead.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Most of the materials you need for this project may already be laying around at home – a small drinky yoghurt pot, small felt-tips, tape & elastic bands (loom bands work well). We had some hexbugs already but you can pick up non-branded versions from pound shops making this a really affordable experiment.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

The yoghurt pot version goes slower and is more stable, you can also attach your pens straight onto your hexbugs and let them roam.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot



DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

When you have finished drawing don’t forget to set your hexbug free! You can also use your designs for wrapping paper.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot