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How to make The BFG’s ears

paper plate BFG ears

Today we’re taking part in the April Kid Craft Challenge. The theme was a favourite childhood character, ours is definitely The BFG at the moment! So far we’ve made The BFG’s Grobswitchy cake and Frobscottle. Today we’re sharing our tutorial for making The BFG’s ears, this would be a perfect addition to an outfit for World Book Day or Roald Dahl Day!

You will need the following:

Paper plates
Pink paint
Sticky tape

How to make The BFG’s ears

First paint your paper plates with the pink paint.

making The BFG's ears

Make sure they are evenly covered then set aside to dry.

making The BFG's ears

For the next step you will need a hairband, the two painted paper plates, and some pink wool.

The BFG ears supplies

Cut small pieces of wool and tie around the top of the hairband. Then place your headband over the two plates and lightly draw a line where you want to cut out the plates. Cut out the unwanted part, leaving a small piece which you can bend around the hairband. Stick in place with double sided tape.

Your paper plate ears are ready to wear! Here’s a photo of my 4 year old trying them on!

how to make The BFG's ears from paper plates

Take a look at the other participants here:

Paper Plate Sesame Street Craft  by The Resourceful Mama
Winnie the Pooh Preschool Craft by CraftCreateCalm
Minnie Mouse Plant by Raising Fairies and Knights
Celebrate Special Photos with Kid Made Picture Frames by Crafty Mama in ME
Lost and Found Small World by Adventures of Adam
Cookie Cutter Painting Activity Inspired By Paw Patrol by Play Dough & Popsicles

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    April 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    These ears are awesome! I love crafting with paper plates! You can do so much with them.

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    Emma Bee
    April 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    aww those ears, too cute! I remember watching the BFG with my daughter, whizz, bang, pop!

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