Inspiration for this project came from Alpha Moms blog. I thought I’d adjust it into an Easter themed project, given it is already that time of year.
All you need is some of the whitish milk or juice cartons. We actually used a cordial bottle for the grass. The stickers on the milk bottle where quite hard to remove and left a sticky residue. I managed to remove this with some mineral turpentine.
Once you have your clean pieces of plastic, draw or as we did, trace your shapes using a black permanent marker (Sharpie etc). Then let the kids colour as desired. Once coloured, cut away the extra plastic and you’re done! They turned out even better than expected.
We attached ours to the windows using double sided tape rather than suction cups.
The girls at All Tizzies Up do love a pom pom or 700! Here is a simple easter wreath they put together using basic craft materials and a pile of pom poms!
Card and hand made pom poms
The pom pom maker.
Trace out wreath to desired size
Attach pom poms using hot glue, as close to gather as possible.
Continue until wreath is completely covered.
Attach some ribbon to the back for decoration and to hang wreath
Create a bunny face from pipe cleaners and felt.
Attach to the wreath again with hot glue.
The girls at All Tizzied Up had a busy weekend doing Easter craft. Their first creations were these cute little hand made head bands.
Mum has taken step by step photos that do all the explaining themselves.
Felt, plain headband, ribbon, scissors and pipe cleaners.
Trace around your ear shape
Do the same again with your ear centre.
Cover the head band with ribbon in your choice of colour.
Twist pipe cleaners
Once in position, glue the 2 sides of the ear together,
Add the centre
And there you have some easy bunny ears
Some other Easter themed variations.
I’d like to say I came up with this all on my own, but that would be a lie. Ms5 and I made some owls inspired by this post from Kerrys Craft Blog. It was from this concept that I came up with these easter Chicks. I thought the fact you can hold eggs or treats in them was ideal for an easter craft project.
All you need is some coloured paper, cardboard rolls, tape and glue. You can make them just as cute without the feathers, goggly eyes and pipe cleaners, but if you have some of those handy, you could use them like we did too. The main difference between these and the owls is that the top and bottom folds are in opposite directions to each other, so the head comes to a peak in the middle rather than making two ears like the owls have. The rest of the instructions can be found by running your curser over or clicking on the photos below.
This is how you fold the ends in, but first, cover your roll with coloured paper.
If you are adding legs, secure them in before folding the bottom in, with tape or hot glue.
Attach the head feather to the inside of the top of the roll before folding it in.
Ms5 cutting out the paper circles using a 1″ punch.
Starting at the bottom, run some glue or double sided tape along and attach your first row of paper circles.
Work your way up in layers with the paper feathers then attach eyes and a beak. We made this beak from pipe cleaner, but paper looks good too.
Cut down some feathers to make little wings.
Attach the feather wings with hot glue or double sided tape
We also attached a tail to the back.
Cut a small sec on of pipe cleaner then twist it around let to make a foot shape.
Fill with eggs or just use as decorations.
Easter Chicks. Paper craft.
If you have kids over the age of about 4 and you have not yet discovered Rainbow Loom, I highly recommend getting yourself… I mean THEM some. Even the boys in my house get into it. I won’t bother doing any tutorials because there is thousands out there already, check out youtube for videos on just about anything you can think of. We just make bracelets mainly, but you can make charms, pencil grips, animals, flowers, heaps of different things.
It will keep the kids entertained for hours. You can pick up small bags of bands from cheap shops, or bags of 600 bands from spotlight or ebay for around $5. Each bracelet requires 80 to 100 bands, so while 600 might sound like a lot, you’ll go through them quickly once you get addicted!
Here is a few of our creations.
So Ms5 started big school this year and she has been wearing lovely hair bows every day thanks to the wonderful All Tizzied Up. But I figure at the rate we lose hair bands in general, she will soon be requiring more. So I thought I’d give making some a go.
I ordered a stack of plain clips from ebay, I think it was $5 for 100 or something equally ridiculously cheap. The ribbon was the only kind in the school colours that I could get my hands on at the local $2 shop. The various widths limited my design options, but I am pretty happy with the results for a first attempt.
I have been warned by the pro not to get addicted! I can see how easy that might be though! Beside the row of buttons one, they are all basically just loops or figure 8s of ribbon, glued on top of each other. The buttons nicely cover up the mess in the middle too! Might have to watch some tutorials on other kinds of bows when I get my hands on some more ribbon.
By the way, just in case anyone was not aware, hot glue burns like fire. Yep, true story, just ask my finger.
I actually stole this idea from Mr3s current favourite show, Mister Maker. We used soup mix, but you could use lots of different things, dry lentils, rice, couscous, anything that is going to give you a unique texture and that is fun to run through your hands.
I just printed out some basic shapes from the internet. Keep them simple as you’re going to cover up any detail anyway. Smear the area with some craft glue and attach an goggly eye. Then let the kids sprinkle the mix over the rest of the glue area to completely cover it. Gently shake off any excess into the bin. These took about 24 hours to dry. Once fully dry, cut out. We created a simple background with some coloured paper and put them in $2 Ikea frames.