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Simple easter crafts

  1. 1. <ul><li>Try making these simple Easter crafts with your kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Old Eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Chicks </li></ul><ul><li>A Flower </li></ul>Spring Is Here
  2. 2. Odd Eggs Materials Needed <ul><li>egg shells </li></ul><ul><li>poster paint </li></ul><ul><li>mini pom poms </li></ul><ul><li>glitter dust </li></ul><ul><li>glue </li></ul><ul><li>confetti / sequins / rhinestones / stickers </li></ul>Tips Start collecting egg shells a week or two before you need them with the egg cartons to store them.
  3. 3. Steps <ul><li>Tap and crack the pointed end of an egg. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull off the broken shell pieces and pour our the egg. </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse and air dry completely before you start painting a thick (undiluted) layer of poster paint over each egg shell. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave it to dry completely (or use a hairdryer). </li></ul><ul><li>Put your forefinger into the hole in order to hold the egg shell in position while you work on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, paint designs on the egg shells (e.g. floral, stripes, geometric shapes etc) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>To make it look unique and different, use glue instead of paint and sprinkle glitter dust over the design. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also attach tiny pom poms, confetti, sequins and rhinestones on the egg shells. </li></ul><ul><li>For younger children, painting designs on egg shells can be very challenging so provide some stickers as alternative. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Easter Chicks <ul><li>Materials Needed </li></ul><ul><li>yellow pom poms (1 large, 2 medium sized) </li></ul><ul><li>yellow pipecleaners (wings) </li></ul><ul><li>orange foam sheet (feet), orange felt (beak) </li></ul><ul><li>plastic eyes </li></ul><ul><li>egg shells </li></ul><ul><li>glue </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Pull off the broken egg shell pieces until you have about half of it left. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a piece of tissue paper inside so that the chick will protrude out. </li></ul><ul><li>Attach plastic eyes and beaks (diamond shaped) onto the two medium sized pom poms. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut and bend the pipecleaner to make oval shaped wings, twist the ends together. </li></ul><ul><li>Attach a pair of wings onto a chick and place it in the egg shell. </li></ul><ul><li>Attach the other medium sized pom pom onto the large pom pom and glue the wings onto its body. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out its feet from the foam sheet and let it sit on them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Flower <ul><li>Materials Needed </li></ul><ul><li>construction paper (two colours) and tissue paper </li></ul><ul><li>sticky tape and glue </li></ul><ul><li>paint or markers </li></ul><ul><li>egg carton </li></ul><ul><li>straw </li></ul><ul><li>scissors </li></ul><ul><li>Playdoh </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a ring around an egg carton and cut it out. </li></ul><ul><li>Paint it or use a marker to colour it. </li></ul><ul><li>Crush the tissue paper into a ball and attach it inside the egg carton. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out some big, oval petals and some smaller, round ones. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Arrange and glue the petals to form a flower, then attach the egg carton in the middle. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, attach the straw to the back of the flower. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out leaves and add them to the flower. </li></ul><ul><li>Plant the flower into a small pot of Playdoh (dirt) </li></ul>