Easter Crafts

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      Easter Sun catchers

      Lay newspaper (several layers deep) on table

      Place a sheet of wax paper on newspaper

      Using a pencil sharpener, make wax shavings from old broken crayons

      Arrange on wax paper to make design. (only one layer, if to thick

      will make a mess)

      Place a second sheet of wax paper on top

      Place news paper on top of wax paper

      Iron with warm iron (just hot enough to melt the wax)

      Let cool

      Cut out egg shapes from colored wax paper.

      Punch hole in top, and hang.


      Easter Placemats

      Draw or glue pictures to heavy construction paper.

      If glue is used wait until thoroughly dried, than seal with clear

      contact paper, or take to a local print shop (like Kinkos) and have

      laminated. Don’t forget to have the artist sign and date their work.


      Refrigerator magnets or pens to wear

      Make clay (recipe found on Christmas Craft)

      Roll to about 1/4 inch thick

      Use mini-cookie cutters, to cut designs

      Let dry

      Paint and seal with acrylic spray

      Glue with rubber cement or hot glue a magnet or jewelry pen back on


      Let dry/cool


      Egg Creatures

      Use plastic Easter eggs (cheap this year by the bag at larger

      discount stores)

      Cut small band of matchining construction paper, for each egg

      Have kids draw and cut out eyes, ears, nose, feet, and mouth/beak of

      different animals

      Glue all but feet to egg.

      Decorate construction band of paper if desired, staple to make egg


      Glue on feet Place egg in holder.


      Eggshell Mosaic

      Gather all the leftover colored egg shells from Easter.

      Break any larger pieces in to small pieces

      Draw a simple design on construction paper.

      Glue egg shell onto drawing


      A Dozen Chicks Hatching

      Using 12 yellow cotton balls (found in the cosmetic area in larger

      discount stores)

      Draw eyes and cut out eyes from black construction paper

      Draw and cut a small triangles form orange construction paper for


      Glue on eyes and beak to each cotton ball

      Decorate egg carton as you wish

      Place chicks in egg carton


      Hand Lambs

      Paint the palm of the child’s hand with white washable liquid paint

      Have child spread out hand fully, make print on colored construction

      Let print dry (wash hand)

      Use the thumb for the head and the fingers for the legs

      Glue small cotton balls on to body of (over palm)

      Add eye from made from black construction paper


      Barefoot Chick

      Paint the bottom of the child’s foot with yellow washable liquid


      Make foot print on construction paper

      Let print dry (wash foot)

      Draw eye, beak and legs with crayons

      Glue popcorn, oatmeal or cornmeal across bottom

      Frame and give to grandma


      Paper Mache Eggs

      Paper mache recipe

      Mix well

      1 cup water

      1/4 cup flour

      add 5 cups water

      boil gently for couple of minutes

      let cool


      Blow up balloon

      Dip newspaper strips in mache, and place around balloon

      Repeat until entire balloon has several layers covering it

      Let dry for a day

      Stick in needle to puncture balloon

      Let dry for another day or so

      You may wish to use any of the following to decorate

      Cover with different colors of tissue paper

      Cover with light weight pieces of cloth

      Paint with tempera

      After covered or painted, and any extras like buttons, sequins, …

      Spray with acrylic sealer


      Things to wear

      Bunny Mask

      Using the paper plate, cut out eyes and nose in the plate

      Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper, glue to the plate

      Make whiskers from pipe cleaners, or construction paper, glue to


      Poke a hole on left and right side of face

      Tie on a piece of yarn through each hole

      Easter Bunny Ears

      Measure child’s head

      Make a band from construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches wide)

      Draw & cut ears from white or dark brown construction paper

      Draw & cut inserts from pink or light brown construction paper

      Glue on inserts.

      Glue or staple ears to band


      Easter Bonnet

      Staple two paper plates together, back to back

      Cut a wide band of construction paper (several inches)

      Let child decorate the band and the paper plates, this can be done by

      gluing different colors of construction paper, or with paints, and


      Staple or glue band in to a cylinder

      Make small cuts about 1/2 inch deep, every inch or so

      Bend tabs into cylinder

      Place glue on bottom of tabs, and place on one the paper plates (be

      sure to center it)

      Let dry

      Punch a hole on the left and right side of bottom plate.

      Tie on either yarn or ribbon.

      Fill cylinder with light weight Easter basket stuff (grass,

      marshmallow candy, etc



      Mini-Easter Baskets

      Cut each of the egg buckets apart

      Decorate out sides, with most anything

      Punch small hole on each side.

      Insert pipe cleaner for handle

      Fill with Easter grass and jelly beans


      Paper Woven baskets

      Take the first piece of paper and cut horizontal straight lines

      across about every half inch, leaving about one inch on each side

      The paper should be covered from top to bottom with these slits

      Next take the second piece of paper and cut 1/2 strips

      Weave these strips in and out of the slits in the first paper

      Glue the ends of the strips to the first sheet of paper

      Fold up the sides to make a basket shape

      Staple or glue in place

      With the third sheet of paper cut out a handle, either staple or glue

      to basket


      Refrigerator Magnets or Pens to Wear

      Make clay (recipe found on Christmas page)

      Roll to about 1/4 in thick use mini-cookie cutters, to cut designs

      Let dry

      Paint and seal with acrylic spray

      Glue with rubber cement or hot glue a magnet or jewelry pen back on


      Let dry/cool


      Milk Carton “Rabbit” Easter Basket

      Wash, rinse, and dry a pint size milk carton

      Close the top of the empty carton

      Position the carton on its side with the top closed edge vertical

      Cut along the two long edges and the bottom edge

      Hold flap up slightly and cut it to form two rabbit ears pointing

      away from the pointed end of carton

      Cover the entire outer part of the carton with cotton balls including

      the ears

      Add extra cotton balls for tail

      Outline the ears with a pink piece of yarn, glue in place

      Draw and cut out eyes and nose form construction paper

      Glue on eyes, and nose

      Fill with Easter grass, and candy


      Soft drink bottle “Rabbit” Easter Basket

      Wash, rinse, and let dry one clear 2 liter drink bottle

      Remove support (the colored plastic) from bottom. (some don’t have


      With crayon, draw a line around bottle about 4 inches from bottom

      Draw on rabbit ears just above the line.

      Using your drawing, cut bottle

      Punch holes for handle, use large pipe cleaner or ribbon for handle

      Cover ears with pink felt or pink construction paper

      You may cover the bottle with cotton balls or leave plain

      Add eyes and nose made with felt or construction paper

      Whiskers may be made of pipe cleaners or construction paper

      Fill with Easter grass, and candy

      Kelly in IL

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