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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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Carrot Garland ~ Easy, DIY, Spring Craft

Why would you want to make a garland of carrots for spring, you may ask?  Well, for one, brownie points with the Easter Bunny, right?! Not to mention, that it is fun, bright, happy and just “springy”!

You will need

1 sheet of orange printer paper

1 sheet of green printer paper

stapler

hot glue

hot glue gun

hole punch

ribbon,twine or yarn to string garland

paper trimmer or scissors

Begin by cutting your orange paper into 1 inch strips lengthwise.  And your green into 1/2 inch strips on the shorter width of the paper.  Now take your orange strip and staple it together on the bottom.

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Now take your green strip and fan fold it. Large folds, you should make the folds big enough that you get about 3-4 “leaves” out of it.  Staple it together on the bottom as well.  Now put a dot of hot glue on the top of the carrot and gently press the green onto the orange.  Now fan them out a little bit so they aren’t so flat.

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Almost done!  Use your hole punch and push a hole through both sides at the same time, then you are sure they are in the same spot.  This is just a matter of personal taste on how high up you punch your hole.  String a piece of ribbon, twine or yarn through the carrots so they are all connected.

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That is it!  It isn’t the normal, pastel Easter decor and I think that is why I love it so much!  It is unusual and fun!

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Paper Candy Canes

12/23/2013 9:00 am · 0 comments

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Paper Candy Canes

Looking for a craft to do with the Kids while they are out for Christmas break?  These are great for keeping them busy, and then use them to decorate the house for the holidays when they are done!  I found the original idea here, and then let my kids get creative and make the stripes any way they wanted.  It ended up keeping 2 ten year old girls busy for over an hour!  Not bad for such a thrifty craft!

What you will need:

Paper (printer paper is fine)

markers and/or pens

tape

scissors

Pencil or straw

Begin by cutting a regular sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper into a square.  If you haven’t done that before, you fold it into a triangle and trim off the left over rectangle.  Unfold to reveal a square.  Now that you have that done, begin your pattern.  If doing it with kids I would encourage something under the paper to prevent them from writing on your table.  Begin making large letter “L” shapes to cover your paper like this:

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Create this pattern 5-6 times.  Once you have done that flip your paper over so that the pattern is face down.  Take the end that doesn’t have the pattern and begin to roll around a pencil or a straw.  Once you have rolled it a few times, take the pencil or straw out, but continue to roll the paper.

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Once your paper is rolled into a tube shape, secure it shut with a small piece of tape.  (Should be in the middle where my thumb is in the photo)

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Trim the ends so that they are flat.  Take one end and roll it around a fat marker to create the cane portion.  This will flatten your paper, but will give it a nice cane shape.

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There you have it!  Create several and make a nice garland.  Hang a few from the Christmas tree.  Add some to a jar for a festive center piece.  So many possibilities for supplies that you have around the house!

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