Hi there! Here is my cute little decoration I created to hang on a tree for easter . I thought the little ones in my dayhome would love it. I have not hung easter decorations on a tree before ,but I have seen many blogs that have done so . So I said to myself “why not? The kids would enjoy it!”. I would say children as young as three could do this , but you can adapt this craft for younger than three .
Tissue paper (any colour you desire, I like the bright blue which I purchased at the dollar store.
Styrofoam eggs( you can used blown eggs)
Modgepodge(you can use watered down glue )
One and a half Pipe cleaners ( colour of choice )
Pom pom ( colour of choice , could be boughten or made)
Felt or craft foam( cut into a circle for nose and for the teeth)
Tacky glue or a glue gun
To make things easier for you and your young crafters get a a paper clip end and poke it the egg or I used a pipe cleaner folded in half that measures about 2 centimetres and poke it on the top of the egg and twist it into the egg you should be able to hold on to the egg that way . This way you can add the modge podge and tissue paper without getting your hands sticky. Get your other pipe cleaner cut it in half . Fold your halves in half again and make ears for the bunny. To attach the ears , poke it in the egg close to where you have your other pipe cleaner . Really get them in there. To get the tissue paper pick it up with your paintbrush . The glue on your brush will pick up the tissue paper with out getting your hands sticky. My little buddies can do this little trick . Add the tissue paper on till it is covered. Let it dry overnight or use a hair blower if you are impatient like me . Use your tacky glue or glue gun to put on the eyes,nose, teeth and Pom Pom ( which goes on the back ). Get a piece of yarn or fishing line to put through the tiny hole on the pipe cleaner on top of the egg . Once everything is dry hang the egg on a easter tree or a plant in my case because I do not have one yet. You may gave noticed I have no whiskers but I did not have the fishing line that I was going to use . This is my sample craft. I will be making more eggs to hang on the tree in the next couple weeks . Stay tuned.
Till next time
I have no pictures to show you or crafts either. There is never a dull moment at the Campbell household. We have been playing with a lot of play dough lately . We have tried edible peanut butter play dough , chocolate play dough (still leftover from valentines day )and rainbow play dough in honor of St Patrick’s day!
I hope to have a post later this week with Some Easter crafts. I know it is early but I do have some ideas I would like to share . Have a wonderful week .
I was going through some of my books that a bought second-hand and I found this book. It suited us because we have had a long cold winter. I started reading this to the kids last week . They loved the book because it is like what we are going through right now . It is so gloomy and white with snow and the kids missing being outside all the time. In the Book Big bird is missing the spring time activities , he bought his favourite flowers to brighten up his day . After reading this book we decided to bring spring too . Yesterday we made daffodils . The little one were so cute painting the flowers .
These are not hard to do . I cut petals out of yellow card stock ( older kids can do this, I did this to save time ) . I glued them together as well. I had my 3 yr old Dayhome child have glue them as well . Once dry , we painted them yellow ( you do not need to this , but it gives them a nice look). We flattened mini cupcake liners and painted them yellow . Once everything is dry we glued the yellow cupcake liner to the center ( the center of the daffodil is called the trumpet I think ) . We painted a craft stick green for the stem , once dry we glued to the flower . They turned out pretty cute I think . After finishing the craft, little Miss 3 wanted to make roses cause there where roses in the book . Guess what ? We made those today ! I’m thinking we will be making all the flowers that where in the book . I will post the roses next time .
Till next time!
Happy Monday !
I can not believe it is March. That means spring is just around the corner . It does not feel like it though . On the first of March it was minus 37 degrees Celsius . I keep on telling myself that this frigid cold weather will be over soon.
Being stuck in the house for months at a time is not fun, but I do keep the little ones busy with different activities . This past week we have been reading Dr Seuss books . I found out On Facebook that it was his birthday was on March 2 (Sunday ). The thing was I did not have Dr Seuss books! How did this happen ? Well as you know I have three teen age children ages 19, 18 and 15. I did have Dr Seuss books and the kids loved them . Their most favorite was Green Eggs and Ham. I remember reading over and over again. I could read that book in my sleep. When the children got older I gave all my children’s books away to friends and family . Now ten years later I’m bookless . I ask one of my dayhome kids mother who is an elementary school teacher if she had any Dr Seuss books I could borrow for a week . She did bring me two books from her school library. The books were Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat In The Hat. Guess which book they liked the best . You guessed right! Green Eggs and Ham. Today we did do a little craft in honour of their favorite Dr Seuss book. I will not give the how to for this craft because it is easy to figure out and besides it is on Pinterest every where. Here is a Picture!
After they finished they took their little creations to the Play Kitchen were “cooking” the green eggs and ham . It was so cute ! They would give me the plate of the green eggs and ham . I would say I do not like them Sam I am and one replied ” Try them and you may I say” . I love reading to kids ! Till next time