Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fun Easter Crafts and Treats to Make with the Kids - #Tutorials

After scouring the Internet for fun crafts to do for Easter with my 6 year old I found so many great ideas I figured I would share them with you!  


Yarn Easter Egg (http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/03/naptime-creation-caution-fragile.html)
Materials:
1 balloon
a tube of Elmer's Glue
Yarn 
Some ribbon


Directions:

  1. Blow up the balloon about halfway or a little more than halfway and tie it.
  2. Cut some yarn into about 12 inch pieces.  You will use somewhere around 20 12" pieces
  3. Mix your glue with a tiny bit of water which will make it easier to soak into the yarn but don't dilute it too much or it will take longer to dry. 
  4. Drench your pieces of yarn in the glue.
  5. Start placing the glue drenched pieces of yarn onto the balloon, criss crossing over the entire thing until you've covered the balloon.
  6. When the balloon is covered to your liking, let it dry.  
  7. When it's dry, carefully pop the balloon and grab it out of the yarn egg.
  8. Add your ribbon and hang it up!
Materials:
A blank piece of canvas (the tape pulls off of it very easily)
A roller paint sponge brush
Painters tape
Scissors
A plate 
3-4 different spring time colors of paint

Directions:
  1. Start by making a frame with the painter's tape and make sure you press down firmly.
  2. Make the outline of the egg with the tape in the center of the frame, easily done with several strips of tape placed in the shape of the egg.
  3. Take small pieces of painter's tape and place it inside the egg.
  4. Pour some paint out onto your plate and start rolling on the different colors.
  5. Let dry and when finished drying pull of the tape.
Ingredients:
White candy coating (melted) *Can be found in the baking aisle*
Miniature marshmallows
Pepperidge Farm Milano Black and White cookies
Peanut M&Ms
Mini chocolate morsels

Directions:
  1. To shape the body, use melted white candy coating to secure the mini marshmallows to one Pepperidge Farm Milano Black and White cookie.
  2. Attach peanut M&M's for hooves.
  3. Use a second Milano cookie for the head and attach mini marshmallows and mini chocolate morsels for the eyes.
  4. Use flattened marshmallows pinched together at one end for the ears.
Materials:
Buttons (small, medium and large)
A 5"x7" piece of cardboard
a scrap of burlap to fit over the cardboard with a little hanging off the edge
Tape
A piece of chalk
Super glue 
Needle and thread
Hot glue


Directions:
  1. Take your 5"x7" piece of cardboard and tape the piece of burlap to it by wrapping the edges of the burlap to the backside of the cardboard.
  2. Take your chalk and draw the shape of the egg
  3. Take your buttons and place them inside of the egg.  It might take a little bit to figure out where each button fits best and you probably won't be able to fill in all of the empty spaces but just try your best.
  4. Once you have your buttons in place super glue them down starting from the outside and working your way in.  A little dab will do you since you will be stitching the buttons onto the burlap once the glue dries.
  5. When the glue dries simply stitch the buttons in place.
  6. Hot glue the burlap onto the cardboard and put it in a nice frame!

Materials:
Yellow paper cups
Orange cardstock
Orange chenille craft stems (pipe cleaners)
Wiggly eyes
Yellow craft feathers
Scissors
Glue/glue dots 
stapler or tape

Directions:
  1. Cut a small triangle from the orange cardstock for the beak and glue it to the front of the cup.
  2. Glue the wiggle eyes above the beak
  3. Cut six 3/4 pieces of orange chenille craft stems (pipe cleaners) for the chick's feet.  Twist three pieces together at one end to make each foot.  Attach the feet with glue to the bottom front of the cup.
  4. Staple or tape a few feathers to the back edge of the cup and make sure they peek out of the top.
  5. Fill with Easter grass and treats!
Materials:
Food coloring
Milk
Lightly toasted waffles
Clean paintbrush
Easter Egg cookie cutter

Directions:
  1. Mix your food coloring with a splash of milk into separate small bowls.  You don't need much!
  2. Cut your lightly toasted waffles into the shape of an Easter Egg with your cookie cutter.
  3. Start painting
  4. Toast and serve


I hope you enjoyed these fun Easter crafts and treats and I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed holiday!

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