09 March 2010

Another Holiday is a comin'!

So let's get crafty~kid style!

You should start now.
After all, Easter is only 4 weeks from Sunday!

With all of the other daily activities in
our busy little lives, we need time.

Well I need time and lots of it.
33 hour days please!

Here we go...
For thousands of years, the egg has been a symbol of new life
and spring for people the world over.
What you need 
• 14 plastic pull-apart eggs
• Puffy paint
• Egg cartons
• 2 large heavy-duty paper plates
• Scissors
• Glue
• Green craft foam
• Twist ties

What you do
1. First, decorate 14 plastic pull-apart eggs with puffy paint and let them dry. (Overturned egg cartons make great workstations and drying racks; just set each egg half over a carton cup bottom.) YAY!

2. Cut the rims from the paper plates and glue them together. Glue green craft foam leaves around the ring, leaving 1 1/2 inches between them.

3. To attach the eggs, tightly wrap twist ties (one for each egg) between the leaves around the paper plate ring, then simply close the egg halves together over the ties.

Totally adorably cute!

What you need
• 2 round wooden beads (we used one 16-millimeter and one 25-millimeter bead) with holes large enough for a doubled Pipe cleaner to fit through.  Hmmm  FUN
• 6-inch pipe cleaners
• Acrylic paint
• Craft feather
• Fine-point marker

What you do
1. First, paint the beads with acrylic paint. When they have dried, bend a 6-inch pipe cleaner in half, sandwiching the end of a tiny craft feather in the fold.

2. Thread the smaller bead onto the opposite end of the pipe cleaner and slide the bead up to hide the bottom of the feather.

3. Thread the larger bead onto the pipe cleaner, then bend the ends of the pipe cleaner into feet.

4. Finally, use a fine-point marker to give your little chick eyes and a tiny beak.

So easy. Su fun. So safe. So festive.

Happy crafting!

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