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li>Paint the front side of the egg.
Display on the refrigerator or make these note cards for gifts by attaching a paper egg shape (same size) to the back and writing a message. For example, "Happy Easter, 2010! Love, (your name)."
Hang many of these from your ceiling for an Easter feel in your house. Attach a piece of string or fishing line to the back of the egg. Cover with another same size egg shape cut from paper to make the back look more attractive. Color or leave plain. Or, you could just put two together back to back.
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
I was making activity pages for a quiet book and this is one idea I thought of for a 'holiday' quiet book. I got a package of 50 foam sheets at Walmart for $5.00! They're a good size to use for quiet books.
I like to use super glue because it bonds strong and fast, but always be careful with super glue. First, I cut out the shapes I need; a yellow rectangle and then cut out "doors" like a cabinet and I super glued two small rectangle door knobs on the cabinet doors, a pink rectangle and cut slits out, like curtains and I drew a black curtain rod with permanent sharpie marker. I cut a "bush" shape from green, and I drew leaf shapes with green permanent sharpie, and a brown rectangle for a door. Next, I found a bunny head template on the web and cut that out. I drew in the pink ears, cut a half circle shape in red for the mouth, and I cut out a little rectangle and slits in black for the nose and whiskers. The whiskers were a bit tricky to glue on because they're so thin, so be careful. Using a hole punch, I punched two blues for the eyes, and I glued on the face. I also cut out a basket shape and drew in details.
Now you're ready to finish. Glue one side of the brown rectangle door and stick it on the white background. Draw the rest of the details and punch out a brown circle with the hole punch, cut it in half and glue it as the door knob. Glue the perimeter of the cupboard on the white sheet, careful to avoid the doors so they'll open. Glue two sides of the bushes onto the white background, leaving enough space so you can lift back the other corner of the bushes to hide the egg. Glue the top of the curtains to the white background. Glue on the basket and the bunny head at the bottom.
Remember to leave enough space at the top of the white background to write the words with a black permanent Sharpie: "Help the Easter Bunny find all the eggs and put them in his basket!" As a last detail, I cut out the shape of a lamp and glued it near the bottom, above the basket, and hid an egg up in there too, but I'm thinking it is kind of small for little fingers to get the egg out. Try it, see if you like that idea.
I found a template for an egg on the internet and cut about 7 out of white and decorated them with permanent Sharpies. Now, hide the eggs behind the curtains, the bushes, the door, and the cupboard. I also found that another one will fit behind one of the bunny's ears! I'm just going to punch some holes in the side of the foam and put it in my book with the rest of the activities! Later, I'll post my other quiet book activities. Happy Easter!
Source: Just something I thought up.
By Stacey from Eagle Mountain, UT
Holidays are the perfect time to set your kids to making simple decorations. This paper plate bunny is a good example. This is a guide about making a paper plate bunny.
This is a quick and easy craft. Using Styrofoam eggs, put a heavy duty tooth pick, or a wood skewer, (helps in holding) stick it in the bottom of the egg. Take a printed decorative napkin and pull it apart so you only have the outer layer, tear into small pieces.
This craft foam bunny photo frame is too cute for words. It is perfect to give as a gift. This is a guide about bunny frame with moveable ears.
Throughout the year when I cook eggs, I just take off the tip of the egg, pour the egg out, clean it and dry it and store the shell until Easter. When Easter rolls around, I get all the empty eggs out.
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I bought a big container of Creative Hands, foam shapes, at Valentines. They are the ones with hearts, circles, triangles, and squares. Looking for something to do for Easter. Any suggestions? Something easy that a 6 year old could do. Thanks for any suggestions.
Get some baskets from the thrift shops or reuse old Easter baskets you may have kept. Paint them a nice color and let them dry completely. Then using other colors of paint, let the kids stamp the shapes in a pattern around the baskets. Use pastel colors for Easter. Any pattern, done in pastel colors will look Easter like. You could also paint and stamp paper boxes, like pencil boxes or make Easter cards letting them stamp on the paper. Kids love to stamp. Have fun and let us know what you do!
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This is simple to make using fun fur, paper plates and dowel rods. All of which you can get at a craft store. They can be completed in about 30 minutes. You can make crazy frogs, bunnies, kitties, dogs, etc. Great project and very fun!
By Missy from Pine City, NY