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April Fools Craft, Why Not?

I did some searching to find some crafts I could do with the kids for April Fools Day. All of the crafts included playing jokes on friends and family. I didn’t want to make jokes, I wanted to craft. So what did I do? I made up my own! The kids loved it. It was super silly and quick.

Who doesn’t love disguising faces with silly cutouts?

The idea was to glue our faces onto a paper plate, then to decorate with silly and fun cutouts to disguise ourselves. Turned out great!

I ended up letting the kids choose who they wanted to disguise. The original plan was for everyone to disguise themselves, but they seemed to like the idea of disguising someone else instead. Sounds good to me! The hubby joined us too.

I disguised Samantha (who had to study but slightly participated. She was disguising me, but my face isn’t included in this post yet.) My husband did Anastasia; Anastasia did Kostaki; Kristopher wanted to do himself; and the baby picked out stuff he liked (with some help) and he disguised his daddy.

CRAFTING TOOLS

  • Paper plates
  • Glue (any works, just for paper to plate) or tape or both
  • Printouts of faces of those you are disguising
  • Printouts of mouths, glasses, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Optional: wooden stick to be able to hold the face

CRAFTING STEPS

First

Before we started, I had printed out faces of each of us on a regular 8.5×11 paper, and then cut it out into a circle. Then I glued the faces onto the paper plates. Don’t worry about any bumps or bubbles from the glue. You won’t see any of that as you get to disguising!

 

Second

Cut out the pieces you want to add to your face. Lay them out as you go. DON’T glue or tape until you are ready. You may want to change something around (this happened a couple of times).

Third

Glue/tape down the pieces.

Fourth

Display for all to see. Can you even tell who it is now?

This was a fun and quick craft. Took maybe 20 minutes. Plus it was silly, and I think that counts as part of April Fools for sure!

 

Until our next craft,

Love what you do and do what you love

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