Homemade Cradle Crafts for Babies

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Homemade Cradle Crafts for Babies
Adding bright decorations to your child's cradle will visually stimulate your baby. (Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Whether you are expecting a new arrival for your family or shopping for a gift for a baby shower, you can use your imagination to create unique crafts. Many ideas for homemade cradle crafts provide you opportunities to create a perfect gift for the new baby.

Clowning Around

Cotton balls, pipe cleaner and construction paper can be put together to make cute clowns to decorate a baby cradle. You can glue cotton balls together to make clown faces. Use the pipe cleaner and construction paper to design their bodies and costumes. Add buttons or glitter to add even more colour to the clown to brighten up the baby's cradle for the baby to look at and to reach for.

Flora and Fauna

You can turn a cradle into a tropical garden or aquarium by cutting out construction paper into the shape of flowers and gluing the flowers to the cradle. You can turn the crib into the Great Barrier Reef or the Pacific Ocean using a bit of creativity and imagination. Cut out construction paper into the shape of starfish, seahorses and flowers. You can glue on eyeballs to the fish and draw smiles on their faces to give the fish a fun and playful look, too. Arrange your aquarium elements around the cradle and glue on.

Paper Dolls

Thousands of paper doll designs exist for you to choose from to decorate a cradle. Whether you go online or head out to your favourite craft store, you can find paper dolls that are simple and appealing to add to the perimeter of the baby's crib. Paper dolls aren't just for girls. Find action heroes to decorate a baby boy's crib with and establish a theme for your baby's room.

Special Holiday Designs

For the holidays, you can change up the decor of the crib by using a few simple craft ideas. For Christmas special ribbons and felt cutouts that can adorn your child's crib with Santa, reindeer and snowmen. For Halloween, create lighthearted ghosts to decorate your baby's crib. Simply grab tissue, cotton balls and rubber bands. Place a cotton ball inside of a tissue and place a rubber band around it. Paint or draw on the face and hang them from the cradle.

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