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Easter Craft Ideas for Kids – Plastic Egg Bunny

Posted by Erika on Mar 28, 2009 in Egg Crafts

Instead of age-old tradition of dying Easter eggs, make Easter 2009 unique with some easy Easter crafts ideas for kids. This year, punch up your Easter egg decorating with cute plastic Easter egg bunnies.

Easter Craft Ideas

To make the egg bunnies, you’ll need:

  • 1 Plastic Easter egg
  • 2 sheets of foam/construction papers (one white)
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

How to make:

1. Cut two pairs of big bunny ears out of foam/construction paper sheets. Cut the white pair twice as large.

2. Glue the smaller (pink) ears onto the white ears. Make sure the bottoms are aligned.

3. Glue the ears approximately 1-inch apart on one end of the egg.

4. Use your remaining paper scraps to make a bunny face. Use a pencil to draw whiskers. Apply the face with glue and allow to dry.

5. Finally, apply the googly eyes. Put candies into your egg bunny to make it a fun-filled surprise gift for children.

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Craft Idea – Paper Photo Frames

Posted by Erika on Mar 27, 2009 in Crafts , Family Crafts

Liven up your family photographs with handmade photo frames. These simply-crafted paper frames not only enhance the charm of a photo, but also add to the beauty of your home decor.

For this paper craft, you’ll need:

  • One 6″ X 6″ cardboard
  • Wallpaper/giftpaper scraps
  • Jumbo blossoms (Available in craft stores. Each packet contains 8 flowers of different shapes and colors, along with crystal brads.)
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut four 4″X4″ sqaures out of each of your wallpaper/gift paper scraps. You should have 16 squares total.
  2. Make ½” diameter rolls out of each square.
  3. Glue the paper rolls on the cardboard. Eight vertically and eight horizontally, (as depicted in the image), leaving a small square gap in the middle.
  4. Measure the empty square, and cut your favorite photo according to your measurements.
  5. For the finishing touch, pick the jumbo blossom of your choice and affix it with a crystal brad in the lower corner of your frame.

Happy Crafting!

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Easy Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

Posted by Erika on Mar 25, 2009 in Egg Crafts , Family Crafts

With Easter around the corner, here are some easy, interesting Easter egg craft ideas to try with your kids.

To design eye-catching Easter eggs, you’ll need to need to paint or dye the eggs in different colors (we found non-toxic scrapbook paint works the best). Use paper punches to create decorations for your eggs, and glue the craft punches onto the egg once the paint dries.

For older children, try making these googly-eyed Easter eggs.

Apply your googly-eyes to the egg first, they will help define the rest of the face. Next, draw a mouth and hair using a non-toxic marker. Give your egg a nose by gluing down a button or piece of felt. Lastly, accessorize your eggs as necessary with paper cutouts.

Happy Easter!

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Spring Flower Crafts for Kids

Posted by Erika on Mar 7, 2009 in Family Crafts , Flower Crafts

Bring the colors of spring into your home with these easy crafts ideas for kids. Paper flowers are the quickest, most fun way to spruce up your kids’ room this Easter season.

Spring Flower Crafts

Spring Flower Crafts

To make these pretty flowers, you’ll need:

  • Colored construction papers (various colors)
  • Pencil
  • Pompoms (medium to large)
  • Flexible straws/ chenille stems
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

How to make it:

1. Draw a flower on the construction paper.
2. Cut out the flower and cut a small hole in the center.
3. Cut from the side of any one petal to the center of the flower. Overlap two petals and glue them together, giving the flower a slight curvature.
4. Glue the pompom in the center of the flower.
5. Finally, glue the straw/ chenille stem centrally onto the backside of the flower.

Use your imagination to make different size and patterns. An assortment of colors and lengths will make your project even more beautiful.

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