One thing that has cracked me up since the boys were small is their fascination with claws! I mean, I don’t think I have ever in my life pretended to have claws, but they do it all the time. At one point Gresham had a plastic Halloween type claw finger that was his FAVORITE toy. We found this idea on Pinterest to fold paper claws, and of course we had to try it!
They are so easy to make, and my 7 year old can make them by himself. In fact, he showed me how so that we could write this post!
Start with a piece of paper and fold it over like this.
Grab the top left point and fold it over to the right side.
Then fold up both bottom corner as shown.
Fold up the bottom section up and over the big triangle.
Then fold one side over to the middle of the triangle.
Fold it over two more times. Tuck the loose corner into the pocket to secure it. Then use your finger to open up the main pocket so that your finger will fit in – see the right side of the photo below.
Then make 9 more!
Wear your claws while making your best dragon faces!
Such a feeling of power!
Paper claws are a great boredom buster for a rainy day! Need more activity ideas? Here’s how to make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt! No sewing required, and it doesn’t alter the t-shirt. Or make an army guy Nerf target.