Monday April 14, 2014
There are only a few days left until Easter so I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of the best Easter crafts. Of course, there are plenty that won't make it on the list, but you can still use the search box on the site to find any specific crafts you are looking for.
Homemade Bouncy Balls: Okay, so this craft doesn't have Easter in the title, but you can certainly make a few to go in the Easter baskets you plan on setting out Sunday morning.
How to Dye and Easter Egg with a Silk Tie: Yes, this craft is on the homepage currently. That is because it is one of my favorites. I hope you will find the time to give it a try this Easter!
Bunny Easter Basket Craft: This basket is so cute and a great idea for giving away small pieces of candy to the kids in your Sunday school class, or to the friends of your children.
Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Kids: Easter crafts don't just have to be made from construction paper. You can also help your kids make an edible treat that is sure to satisfy any snack craving.
Faberge Egg Craft: Learn a little bit about how Faberge eggs came to be and then make one with your kiddos.
How to Make This Year's Easter Egg Hunt a Little More Challenging: Why not throw an Easter egg hunt that will not only bring joy to the faces of your children, but will also stimulate their minds as well.
Simple Easter Basket Craft with a Fortune Easter Egg: Make your own little Easter basket and then fill it with a fortune Easter egg.
Feel free to share your favorite Easter crafts in the comments section below!
Tuesday April 8, 2014
There is never a shortage of ideas when it comes to decorating an Easter egg. One method I bet you haven't thought of is to use the glue from your hot glue gun to give your Easter eggs a unique look.
In order to make these beautifully decorated Easter eggs, you will need a glue gun (compare prices) and colored glue sticks for the glue gun (compare prices).
The first step is to dye the Easter eggs as you normally would (after hard boiling them of course). Once the dye has completely dried, you can continue.
Plug your hot glue gun in and let it warm up for a minute. Mine doesn't take but 30 seconds, but all glue guns are a bit different.
Select the color glue stick you want to use (they even have glue sticks that are filled with glitter). Place the glue stick in your hot glue gun and use it to create a pattern over the egg. It should look web-like.
Repeat with another color if you want your egg to have multiple colors surrounding it.
Set your Easter egg aside until all of the hot glue dries. This won't take too long. Then display your egg for all to see.
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Sunday April 6, 2014
Earlier I posted an article on How to Apply Chalkboard Paint
. Now I'd like to move on to making your own ice packs.
Surprisingly, ice packs only require two ingredients. For every one cup of water, you need 1/2 a cup of isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Select a plastic zipper bag in the size you desire for your homemade ice pack. Fill the bag three-quarters of the way full with the above liquid solution.
Squeeze any air out of the plastic zipper bag before sealing it shut.
Color the outside of the plastic zipper bag with a few permanent markers. You can make a face or turn it into an animal, such as a teddy bear or a giant goldfish. This is optional of course, but will make it more likely for younger children to leave the ice pack on when they get hurt.
Place the homemade ice pack in the freezer for a minimum of one hour before using.
Tip: Add food coloring to the homemade ice pack to make it more attractive to children.
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Tuesday April 1, 2014
My daughter was feeling a bit creative this weekend. We dyed Easter eggs with one of her friends, but this particular egg she decided to paint.
She turned her painted Easter egg into an Easter egg snorkeler. She took the cap from her water bottle and glued it to the top center of the egg. The bottle cap was the Easter egg's goggles. Then she drew eyes inside the goggles with a permanent black marker.
Next, she gut a straw so that it was small enough to represent the Easter egg's breathing apparatus. She glued it in place and once the glue dried she had her very own Easter egg snorkeler.
Have you turned your Easter eggs into any characters? If so, feel free to post a picture of them on my Family Crafts Facebook page. I'd love to see them and I'm sure other readers would enjoy the inspiration.
Have a great Easter!