Top 10 Easter Crafts Kids Will Love

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Holidays are perfect times to break out the craft supplies and recycling.  Kids love crafts their little hands can do on their own, and springtime is rife with inspiration!  This Easter, turn egg cartons into adorable chicks, make some unique puppets, use paper in new ways and create memories with your kids as you help them craft up some fun!  Bunnies, chicks and eggs take staring roles in the top 10 Easter crafts kids will love to make.

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1. Sharpie Eggs - mom.me

2. Wooden Spoon Chick Puppets – One Little Project

3. Origami Bunnies – Tinkerlab

4. Papier Mache Easter Baskets – Red Ted Art

5. Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland – Itsy Sparks

6. Jumping Jack Easter Bunnies – Pottery Barn Kids Blog

7. Egg Carton Chicks – Paper, Plate and Plane

8. Spring Chicks – Housing a Forest

9. Easter Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets – Craft Jr.

10. Washi Tape Egg Canvas – ehow

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

Make Your Own “All Ears” Easter Craft

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After the candy’s gone, your child can use a plastic egg to create a sweet bunny friend! This adorable Easter craft idea was sent in to be featured by FamilyFun Magazine!

You will need:
pipe cleaners
plastic Easter egg
glue
pom-poms
permanent marker

1.     First, bend a pipe cleaner in half. Open the plastic egg and push the ends of the pipe cleaner out through the two holes in the top of the egg.

2.     Bend each end into an ear shape, then inset the tips back through the holes.

3.     Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

4.     Fold on piece in half and insert each end out through the holes in the base of the egg. Form each end into a foot.

5.     Glue a white pom-pom to the back of the egg, low enough so the bunny can lean against it.

6.     Add an expressive face with permanent marker.

 

Featured image courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine.

Egg Dyeing Basics – 5 Tips for Your Best Easter Eggs Ever

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  1. Preparing the eggs

Boiling the eggs for dyeing seems to be one of the trickiest parts of the whole Easter egg activity! Try this method from Incredible Egg  to get your best boiled egg ever and follow these simple guidelines:

  • Start your eggs off in cold water
  • Cover the eggs with water by at least an inch
  • Allow eggs to sit (off the burner) for 12-15 minutes after boiling
  • Dunk eggs in cold water to halt cooking

If you’d rather opt out of the boiling, you can try your hand at blowing the eggs out before dyeing with these tips from Tinkerlab.

  1. Egg dyes

Your typical Easter egg dyeing kits can usually be found at a local grocery store during March and April, or they can be purchased online, here. But if you don’t have time to make a run to the store or you’re just looking for something more natural, try some of these DIY egg dye recipes:

  1. Suggested egg dyeing tools

  • Tongs, slotted spoon, soup spoon, or “egg dipper” from a store-bought kit
  • Cups or containers for dye – make sure the containers you use are deep enough for an egg to be fully submerged and not overflow once an egg is dropped in.
  • Paper towels, newspaper, or for the messiest bunch – old towels!
  • A cooling rack, empty egg carton, or other item where dyed eggs can be left to dry – a special drying board can be made by pushing sewing pins or toothpicks into a piece of Styrofoam, as seen at Sunny by Design.
  1. Dyeing tips

  • Leave eggs submerged up to 5 minutes for lighter colored eggs and up to 10 minutes for darker
  • For two-tone and multi-colored eggs – always dye using the lightest color first
  • Follow the basics of the color wheel when layering colors – red and blue make purple, but purple and yellow make only brown.
  1. Adding designs

  • Add decals or sticker shapes before dyeing—like circle stickers to make a polka-dot egg
  • Use temporary tattoos to decorate your egg after it has dried
  • Draw on dry dyed eggs with permanent marker
  • Place rubber bands around eggs at various angles before dyeing
  • Draw on your eggs with a crayon before dyeing
  • Add olive oil to your color baths for a “marbled” look following this tutorial from Martha Stewart.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

Featured image via Better Homes and Gardens.