Little Teapot

Create this delightful teapot craft out of paper bowls.

Safety Tips

  • Keep the glue gun out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Little Teapot craft

Materials

  • Two small paper bowls
  • Construction paper
  • Any water-based paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Pompom or large bead
  • Sequins or craft foam shapes (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Little Teapot 1. Think of what color you want your teapot to be and cut out the corresponding color of construction paper into a small rectangle.
Step 2 Little Teapot 2. Apply glue all over the surface of the rectangular piece of paper.
Step 3 Little Teapot 3. Roll the paper into a cone or spout shape. Press on the edges to glue them in place.
Step 4 Little Teapot 4. Prepare two small paper bowls to make into the teapot's body. On one bowl, mark the width of the spout's base.
Step 5 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help5. Turn the bowl face down and extend the two marked points into a trapezoid shape. Cut out the trapezoid.
Step 6 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help6. Cut an identical shape on the other paper bowl.
Step 7 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help7. Staple the base of the spout below the trapezoid cut-out.
Step 8 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help8. Apply white glue or glue gun adhesive along the rim of the bowl.
Step 9 Little Teapot 9. Put the 2 bowls together, with the spout jutting out from the trapezoid cut-out portions of the paper bowls. Press firmly along the joined rims.
Step 10 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help10. Punch a pair of holes on the teapot opposite the area of the spout. Use the tip of a pencil to punch one hole on the top bowl and another one on the bottom bowl.
Step 11 Little Teapot 11. Bend a pipe cleaner in the middle.
Step 12 Little Teapot Ask for an adult's help12. To make the teapot's handle, insert one end of the bent pipe cleaner into the top hole and the other end into the bottom hole of the teapot. Use glue gun to fix the ends of the handle in place.
Step 13 Little Teapot 13. Paint the teapot the same color as the spout.
Step 14 Little Teapot 14. You may leave the spout unpainted or you may paint it to blend it seamlessly with the teapot body. Let the paint dry completely.
Step 15 Little Teapot 15. Glue a pompom or a large bead on top of the teapot.
Step 16 Little Teapot 16. You may further decorate the teapot with small craft foam shapes, sequins or stickers. Once the glue dries, you're all all set for a tea party! :)

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