As we welcome 2023, it’s also time to say hello to our new primary school learners. With all the fun and excitement of entering a new grade and making new friends, maintaining attention and engagement from little ones can be quite difficult. If you’re trying to capture your primary school learner’s attention, say “cupcakes!” and they’ll be sure to turn around. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of 18 educational cupcake crafts and activity ideas for your primary school learners to enjoy.
1. Cotton Ball Unicorn Cupcake
What do children love just as much as cupcakes?
Activate your learner’s imaginations and motor skills so they can create fun cotton ball unicorn cupcakes to proudly display on their fridges at home.
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2. Shaving Cream Cupcakes
Who would have thought that shaving cream could double as a cupcake? This shaving cream cupcake activity is a fantastic way to tactically engage your learners in both a developmental and an educational manner.
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3. Cupcake Liner Octopus
Why let your leftover cupcake liners go to waste when you can turn them into an octopus instead? This fun activity is adaptable to various lessons, such as teaching the letter “o” or even teaching about the ocean.
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4. Cupcake Factory
Engage your learners for hours by activating their imagination, creativity, and motor skills with the Cupcake Factory activity. There is no limit to the concepts they can create as they navigate colors, candles, sprinkles, and more.
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5. Craft Stick Ballerina
Your learners will have great fun as they craft a few craft stick ballerinas and use their imaginations to bring them to life. Start with this activity using only a handful of inexpensive crafting materials.
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6. Paper Plate Cupcake
Did someone say giant cupcake? Now that will grab your learner’s attention. This activity is especially relevant when someone’s birthday is coming up and can be easily adapted to suit a variety of lesson themes.
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7. Cupcake Ornaments
Is Christmas around the corner? These cupcake ornaments may be the holiday craft activity you’re looking for. This activity may require more hands-on support from you as a teacher or parent, as it requires a glue gun.
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8. Origami Cupcakes
These origami cupcakes are so cute they’re almost good enough to eat! Introduce your students to the world of origami crafts. This activity is quick and easy; perfect for quiet creative time in between lessons.
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9. Cupcake Liner Ice Cream Cone
This cupcake liner ice cream cone is an excellent choice for Summertime crafting activities. Your learners will have a fantastic time imagining the different flavors and toppings they could try.
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10. Cupcake Liner Dinosaur Crafts
Turn your classroom into Jurassic Park with this exciting cupcake liner dinosaur craft activity. Whether you’re simply introducing crafts, or teaching your learners about dinosaurs, this activity is sure to keep your students entertained.
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11. Cupcake Liner Flowers
Looking for crafting ideas for the Spring time? These cupcake liner flowers are a great option for you and your learners. This activity is quick, easy, and simple and provides room for creative expression.
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12. Cupcake Liners Christmas Tree
This cupcake liners Christmas tree activity is another great option for your schedule of holiday craft lessons. You can also adapt this activity to be non-seasonal, such as when you are teaching learners about trees.
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13. Frilled Neck Lizard
Are you teaching students about different animals around the world? This frilled neck lizard activity may be a great choice to represent Australia or Papa New Guinea. This activity also makes a great addition to lessons focused on reptiles.
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14. Spring Cupcake Flowers
Help your students create beautiful cupcake flowers this Spring. As an added bonus, they’ll have a present to take home for mom for Mother’s Day. The best part? You won’t even have to water these!
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15. Cupcake Liner Balloons
Inspire your students to reach for the sky with this cupcake liner balloon craft activity. This activity is suited for any time of the year but works especially well for birthdays and other celebratory moments.
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16. Cupcake Liner Turtles
These cupcake liner turtles provide an excellent activity for lessons involving animals, the ocean, and reptiles. Students will engage their motor skills by cutting, drawing, and gluing. Add googly eyes and they’ll have a new friend!
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17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This activity is inspired by Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book tells the story of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly in an imaginative way. This activity is an inspiring extension of this lesson.
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18. Painted Cupcake Liner Poppy
This painted cupcake liner poppy is a fun way to incorporate buttons into your crafting lessons. With only a handful of crafting materials, you’ll be able to keep your students occupied and engaged for quite some time.
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