I’ll be honest, I rarely walk past a discount shop without picking up a little something for my craft stash. The only problem with this, is finding somewhere to keep it all. The side board I keep everything in was at breaking point, it had been for weeks actually. So it was time to dive in and sort everything out. It was a painful 3 hour job, but worth it!
4 small bins worth of rubbish and a few hours later…
All tucked away neatly – what lies inside…
All the little things
Hoops, styrofoam shapes, foam frames
The evil glitter box. Have learnt the hard way to keep things in small bags.
Paint, sequins and all the little scrap booking type stuff.
Cutters, stensils and oven bake clay.
Card, tissue paper, crepe paper, left over easter things, paper lanterns.
Stamps, pompom makers and the hot glue gun.
That all fits nicely now, but it did mean my supplies have to start taking over another room.
Sewing kit, ribbon box, wool and twine box, tule, felt and glue stash.
Ohhh, looky, there is even some extra space! What ever will I fill it with? Mwahahaha!
Here’s a super quick and easy activity to put together to keep your toddlers and preschoolers entertained. All you need is some bottle caps and foam stickers (available from most $2 shops and craft stores). If you don’t have a stamp pad, you can spread out a thin layer of paint on a plate or add a few drops of water to a water colour tray like we have.
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.