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Easter Egg Craft ~ Great Kids Craft

Looking for a quick craft that the kids can do when they are stuck inside on a rainy spring day?  Maybe you have a lot of paper scraps laying around that you are looking for a creative way to use up.  This is perfect for both of those!

You will need

2 copies of an egg print out (find a coloring sheet of an egg and that will work perfect.  Its ok if it isn’t plain, you will be cutting one out and gluing over the other one anyway)

patterned paper scraps

scissors

glue

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Begin by cutting your scraps of paper into thin strips.  They don’t have to be straight or even the same size.  If you don’t have any scraps of paper around, you should be able to find some cheap paper even at the dollar store.

Now, take one of your egg printouts and cut it out.  DO NOT CUT THE OUTSIDE OF THE PAPER.  Only cut the egg out of the middle.  Leaving a sort of egg shaped frame.  Lay that one aside, you are done with it for now.

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Now take your scraps and glue them to the top of the other coloring sheet that you didn’t cut out.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, they can even overlap.

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Doesn’t look like much at this point, but it will!  Once you are done gluing the strips down, take your egg frame you made and glue it on top.

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There you have it!  A great craft that is perfect for Easter or for a rainy day!  Doesn’t it look lovely?

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Strawberries Made From Plastic Easter Eggs

I swear I always end up with way too many of the lovely plastic Easter eggs every year.  Between 3 kids and various egg hunts, grandparents and friends we have more than our fair share of the little buggers around the house!  This is such a fun way to use some of them up and make them stand out!

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You will need:

Plastic Easter eggs (if you don’t have a surplus, order some here! Not only are the inexpensive, but they are all pink and that is the color we are using)

black sharpie

green foam

green drinking straw

scissors

hot glue gun

small candy for filling eggs

Begin by making small black marks all over your eggs.  You can do dots or small lines.  I did some of each.  Now, taking your green foam, cut small star like shapes.  These don’t have to perfect stars, they will be the top of your strawberry.  Trim small sections of your straw as well.  This will act of the stem so they don’t need to be very long. You will be able to get several out of one straw.

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Turn your egg upside down.  The larger, bottom of the egg will act as the top of your strawberry.  Put a small dot of hot glue on and firmly press one of your green starlike shapes on. Let that set for a moment before doing the same thing with the piece of straw.  This may be trick, as it will be a hollow straw.  Make sure to use a small amount so you don’t end up with a lot of glue seeping out .

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Now, fill your eggs with candy.  This would be cute for an egg hunt, in your kids’ Easter baskets, or use them with a small berry basket to brighten someone’s day.  Would be a great teacher’s gift, and doesn’t just have to be for Easter!

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1 pintrestMy kids love to paint! 
Why not make a craft project with your kids using food coloring and milk ? 
My kids range from 7-17 years of age,
and they all loved making their own piece of art out of bread.
2 ingredientsSupplies:
White Bread
Milk
Clean paint brush
Food Coloring
3 foodcoloringGather 4 cups and 4 spoons-
Pour 1/8 cup of milk in each cup with 3-5 drops of food coloring; stir.
4 painted breadPaint a fun design.  DO NOT apply too much milk so that the bread is soaked. 
Apply a small amount of milk on the brush and lightly paint onto the bread. 
If too much milk is added, it is okay, it will not completely dry when toasted. 
Yet, it taste just the same.
5toasted breadToast the bread.  The toasted area will turn brown where the color is not at. 
My daughter cut out some butterflies with a cookie-cutter and painted them too.
6 butterfly

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Spring Bunny Canvas Art ~ Easy DIY Craft

Looking for some inexpensive, cute ways to brighten your home and bring spring indoors?  This adorable little canvas is great for Easter and all spring long!

You will need

A Canvas (Mine was 8×10)

Mod podge (I use matte)

2 sponge paint brushes (this is a great deal on Amazon!)

Bakers twine

A fork (yes a fork)

Vinyl or paper for the bunnies

Paint

Hot glue gun

Begin by painting your canvas.  I went with a turquoise shade.  I like the springy colors, but wanted to do them a little more bold then  the usual pastel.

While that is drying, you can cut a shape that looks like the backend of a bunny.  I created one on my Silhouette.  If you have one and would like the file, I can send it to you.  Unfortunately the Silhouette program only lets you save things in their format.  You could search for bunny clip art and cut these out of paper too.

Once your paint is good and dry, you can apply your bunnies.  Once you have them where you want them, cover with a layer of mod podge.  I always use the matte.  I think it is more forgiving then the gloss is.  When I use gloss I can see all of my brush strokes and that isn’t always a good thing!

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Now you are going to make your pompom tails.  Grab your fork and some bakers twine.  Yarn also works, but they will be bushier tails.  Wrap the bakers twine around your fork several times.  (for this project I did it about 25 times.)  Once you have it wrapped take a piece of twine and tie it around the middle, making a sort of bow tie.  Now, slide it off the fork and cut with scissors the 2 sides that were on the outside of your fork.  Fluff it up with your fingers and that will give you your pompom.  Hot glue those on to your bunny bums and you are done!  Now you have a great craft to bring spring into your home!

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