When Alice fell through the rabbit hole to Wonderland, she had no idea she would inspire a host of crafts and activities that families can do at home. From easy mad hats to the Queen of Hearts, we’ve rounded up some crafts inspired by Alice and her eclectic friends. The best part is these six projects are simple enough that you won’t go mad when you make them.
photo: Disney Family
Cheshire Cat “Easter” Egg Craft
An “Alice in Wonderland” craft session wouldn’t be complete with the mischievous Cheshire Cat. Disney Family shows you how to make this feline out of a dyed egg (not just for Easter anymore), toilet paper roll, construction paper and markers. Kids will love creating this famous cat. Just don’t forget to put him in the refrigerator when you’re done.
photo: Making Merry Memories
Make Some Colorful Mome Raths
Alice was warned not to step on the Mome Raths when she journeyed through Wonderland. But your kiddos don’t have to be quite as cautious. Marie from Making Merry Memories has a tutorial for making these easy and adorable creatures. All you need is some tongue depressors, glue, fluffy feathers and googly eyes to make these colorful crafts. For an added touch, have your kiddo create their own “Don’t step on the mome raths” sign too.
photo: Delicious Nonsense
Queen of Hearts Card Project
All you need is a deck of cards to create the Queen of Hearts and her army of cards. Delicious Nonsense walks you through how to create this villain with a few cut-outs and a pack of cards that you can pick up at a dollar store. Once you’ve created the Queen, have your kiddos amass her army by creating more characters with the other cards and drawing their own face and background.
photo: Almost Unschoolers
Pocket Watch Craft
You won’t be late with this pocket watch that’s easy to make and educational too. This activity has you cutting out the pocket watch pattern, punching a hole in the top for the “gold chain,” and drawing the clock’s numbers and face on the inside. Attach the clock’s hands with a brad and your kiddo can practice telling time. And once they start using their White Rabbit pocket watch, they’ll never be late for any important date (well, we hope!).
Paper Bag Mad Hatter
This is one of the easiest Alice-inspired crafts to make, and it uses recycled materials. Recycled Toys shows you just how easy it is to make a Mad Hatter using paper grocery bags, markers, stickers and whatever else you have in your craft drawers. Simply roll down the edges of the bag to create the hat shape and then decorate.
photo: Love to Know
Painted White Paper Roses
Kiddos can paint their own roses red with this easy craft. Love to Know shows you how to cut out a perfect rose, and then use watercolor to paint it red. Cut out and fasten some leaves made from green construction paper and you’ll have a rose garden fit for the Queen of Hearts.
Do you have a favorite “Alice in Wonderland” craft? Share it with us in the comments!
—Leah R. Singer