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Just add marbles to this quick craft and you have a rabbit racing game.
Approximate Time: 15 - 20 minutes
- half of a colored, plastic egg
- white paper
- markers - pink and fine line black
- white pom poms - one larger and one smaller
- wiggle/google eyes
- anything to make a ramp with
Draw and cut two rabbit ears from white paper. Color the center of the ears with pink marker. Glue these near the top of half an egg.
Glue wiggle/google eyes below the ears, and a small white pom pom nose below the eyes.
Use fine tip marker to add eyelashes and whiskers.
Glue on a white pom pom tail.
To play, set up a small ramp. Place the rabbits at the top of the ramp and slide a marble under each racing rabbit. On the start signal, release the rabbits and watch them glide down the ramp toward the finish line at the bottom.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
Debra Frick1 found this helpful
March 19, 2008
This article is in honor of my mom Patricia Churchman who, when she was alive, never let an Easter pass without going to our local chocolate shop and buying us the most beautiful chocolate eggs. They were so beautiful that we even did not want to eat them. I tried once spraying one of them with clear plastic spray to try and preserve them but it did not work and became an awful mess. So for all the wonderful moms of the world that buy their kids beautiful works of art chocolate eggs, this one is for you!
The other day when I was doing my shopping at Walmart, I happened to see that they now sell a chocolate brown paint for plastic. It is called Krylon Fusion's paint. So I painted a dozen of my empty plastic eggs. It was wonderful they came out looking just like they were made of chocolate. The eggs my mom bought had beautiful sculptured flowers and non-pareils and birds and butterflies made out of frosting so I tried to make mine look like they just came out of the chocolate shop using ribbons and string beads and ribbons flowers.
My husband made me a dozen little Shepherd's hooks to hang them from out of old wire hangers that my sister gave me. I will also give the instructions for making these. I made a base of Styrofoam and Easter grass to put the Sheppard's hooks into. I made mine long and skinny to fit my dinning room table, but these could also be put into a vase or an Easter basket. The eggs could also be hung on an Easter tree.
Time to complete: 1 hour for eggs to dry 2 hours to decorate
- 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
- 1 can of Krylon Fusions paint in brown
- odds and ends of ribbons, string beads, ribbon roses, and ribbon flowers
- glue gun and glue sticks
- crochet thread
Spray paint the eggs brown. Decorate any way you like with the ribbons, string beads, and flowers. The eggs that I bought had two little holes in the end of them that I strung some crochet thread through so I could hang them.
- 6 wire hangers
- Wire cutters
- channel lock pliers
- Cut the hooks off the wire hangers with wire cutters.
- With large channel locks he straightened each piece of wire. On each end of wire make a half inch turn up and then slightly squeezed together to make a hook.
- Using a tomato paste can bend each end to make a curve.
- Wrap tightly slightly passed the half way mark on the can as the wire will spring back some.
- Cut wire in half. You now have to Shepherd's hooks to hang your eggs from.
- They can be spray painted white or gold. I left mine as is for the sake of time.
Glue Easter grass to the Styrofoam.
- cardboard tube from bath tissue
- white paper
- poster board or cardboard
- plastic egg
- fabric trim or crepe paper streamer
- shredded paper or yarn pieces
- pom poms - one larger than the other
- wiggle/google eyes
- small ball
Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
- Cover the cardboard tube with white paper for the clown's body.
- Draw and cut arms and hands from white paper. Decorate these with marker.
- Glue the ends of the arms to the back of the clown's body so the hands stick out to the sides.
- Draw and cut clown feet from poster board or cardboard. Glue the clown's body to the feet.
- Glue a plastic egg inside the top of the clown's body for the head.
- Glue a fabric trim or crepe paper streamer ruffle to the clown's body just below the head and just above the feet.
- Glue a few pieces of shredded paper or yarn to the top of the egghead for hair, and glue the larger pom pom on top of the hair for a hat.
- For the face, glue on the small pom pom for a nose, a piece of fabric trim for the mouth, and wiggle eyes. The mouth and eyes can also be made from paper.
- Allow all glue to dry completely.
To play, stand your clown up on a table, stand back, toss a ball at him, and try to knock him off his feet. How good is your aim?
Simple Easter Egg picks from plastic eggs, straw and ribbon.
- plastic eggs
- ribbons any color
- glue gun
I'm using small plastic eggs with regular size straws. I think if you are using larger eggs, you might want to use a sturdier material, like a wood dowel. I used curling ribbons, but any ribbon will be fine. Place a small drop of glue on the bottom of the plastic egg. Attach the straw by holding for a few seconds. Cut and tie a ribbon first to the size you like. I attached my ribbon at the base of the egg on the straw. Again, use a small drop of glue to attach the ribbon.
Voila! That's it!
You can place these picks in a vase as a bouquet, add to a plant, place individually in plants around your home,attach to a gift, tie around a candy bar, Easter candy, money for a gift. Possibilities are endless.
* Small children: Beware! Glue can burn fingers, OUCH!
Suitable for any age.
By Jennifer from CA
A colorful, fun craft just in time for spring! Glue the halves of the plastic egg together, then decorate it with pieces of ribbon and fabric trim. Cut an additional piece of ribbon and glue it in a loop to the top of the egg for a hanger.