Easter Bunnies and Lots of Eggs

I know it’s completely irrelevant for another 11 or so months, but I can’t help it. We did a LOT of crafts! Well, actually, I did a lot of crafts with a LOT of different children. As it was also Spring Break, I did a week of crafts and games with the boys and a week of crafts and games with the BFF and two random 10 year olds who came over for a day of shenanigans.

Mostly though, I just want  to sing the praises of this book that I found:

 

 

It’s Highlight for Children’s “Fun to Make Crafts for Easter” and it is LOADED with awesome! Not just Easter awesome, but also Spring Awesome. Like the Egg Carton flowers I posted last week and also these lilies that we did too.

Wee Hand 3D Lilies!

Wee Hand 3D Lilies!

Not going to lie, these were sort of a pain in the butt to make and the kiddos grew weary pretty early on. But I was determined.

But there were lots of crafts that the boys really enjoyed.

Easter Wreath

Easter Wreath

Materials: paper plate colored with the middle cut out, plastic grass, cardboard decorted and cut in egg shape, streamer for the bow.

Materials: paper plate colored with the middle cut out, plastic grass, cardboard decorted and cut in egg shape, streamer for the bow.

 

 

 

 

 

Froggy enjoyed this craft far more than Turtle did, so we worked mostly with his favorite color, orange. Still, after all this time, his favorite.

 

I was just glad the plastic grass wasn’t as obnoxious as I thought it would be.

 

 

 

Bunnies. Made mostly of gluing cotton balls onto toilet paper rolls.

Bunnies. Made mostly of gluing cotton balls onto toilet paper rolls.

Then we rummaged through our art stash for fun things like pipe cleaner whiskers and sparkly paper for bow ties.

Then we rummaged through our art stash for fun things like pipe cleaner whiskers and sparkly paper for bow ties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another really simple bunny craft was this:

Stripped Paper Bunny

Stripped Paper Bunny

All this needs is strips of paper in varied sizes (one big for torso, three medium size for head and ears and 4 small for limbs) and tape. Easy-peesy. Turtle cut out the paper and taped them together, I taped them to each other and shaped the ears.

Homemade Bunny Ring Toss

Homemade Bunny Ring Toss

Material: paper towel roll for the body, cereal box for the ears and limbs, construction paper for the rings and a paper plate for the stand.

Material: paper towel roll for the body, cereal box for the ears and limbs (both painted white), construction paper for the rings and a paper plate for the stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put some rice, dried beans and popcorn kernels (left over from the rain sticks and egg shakers that we also made that week) for stability.

I put some rice, dried beans and popcorn kernels (left over from the egg shakers that we also made that week) for stability.

Another game that we made (me and random 10 year olds) was a egg balancing game made with a used soda bottle, plastic grass, craft stick, sturdy paper plate (that we decorated with tissue paper) and a lot of empty plastic eggs.

Turtle and Froggy had a great time putting the eggs on the plate and trying to get them to balance. It didn't last long, but it was fun while it functioned.

Turtle and Froggy had a great time putting the eggs on the plate and trying to get them to balance and giggling like mad when they toppled over. It didn’t last long, but it was fun while it functioned.

And last but not least, Weaved Easter Baskets!

These were made with the random 10 year olds and the BFF who all showed various levels of interest (It is sort of tedious--as weaving can be). Materials: recycled produce baskets (not sure if they even make these anymore? I still had some from a long time ago) ribbon or varying sizes and colors and a pipe cleaner for the handle. Plastic grass (and candy eggs) optional.

These were made with the random 10 year olds and the BFF who all showed various levels of interest (It is sort of tedious–as weaving can be). Materials: recycled produce baskets (not sure if they even make these anymore? I still had some from a long time ago) ribbon or varying sizes and colors and a pipe cleaner for the handle. Plastic grass (and candy eggs) optional.

The BFF showing off his basket! Great job, dude!

The BFF showing off his basket! Great job, dude!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these (and more) can be found in the book pictured above. Though, of course, we did modify most of them, but that’s what is so great about arts and crafts. They are so versatile!

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