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
Hello everyone !
We are all about rainbows at my house . We have done our share with snow men activities, but things need some brightening up. We still have snow in Swift Current Saskatchewan , Canada . I’m sick of the snow and I have decided to brighten things up with rainbows . I’m doing a craft challenge with lovely Uk bloggers Called #Get your craft on. They do a challenge every month and this months challenge is St Patrick’s Day! I have decided to do a shamrock pin( you can use it for whatever you wish). I like the history of the shamrock . St Patrick used it as a tool to teach the Irish of the Holy Trinity. I have not done this craft yet with the kids yet. The one shown is just my sample . Children ages from 2 and up should be able to this craft with some assistance . I got this idea from a craft magazine called “Kids Crafts 123”. The pin was of hearts . Here is a photo of the shamrock pin
I think it turned out pretty cute ! They are pretty simple and quick . They are made out of cupcake liners . This is what you will need
School glue or a good quality glue stick
Mini cupcake liners ( you could use the regular size but it will result in a bigger pin)
Glitter glue ( optional but the little ones like it at my house ).
Dabbers like you use for bingo ( you could use water colours or other paint that you have on hand)
Safety pin or magnet ( if you want to put it on the fridge)
Take your cupcake liners and flatten them . Colour each liner a different colour ( red,orange,yellow,green, blue and purple) . I did shaped them with scissors and punched holes in them( you do not have to do this ). Stack the liners in order of the rainbow, putting glue between each liner . Put a shamrock sticker on top . The last thing is to attach the pin in the back. That is it ! Easy peasy ! I have more things to show you but I will leave it till next time !
Till we meet again !
Hello everyone !
It has been a quiet week in the Campbell household . It was school break this week , which means I had few kids in my dayhome . We managed to get outside for a little walk. We had fun stomping in the snow .
I am looking forward in seeing all the little ones next week . We will be making Rainbows and learning the colours that make up the rainbow . I am also in a craft challenge with other bloggers. It’s called Get Your Craft on . Every month they do a themed craft challenge . The theme for this month is St Patricks day ! I decided I’m going to do it . I have been brainstorming on what to do . I do have a few ideas and I will keep you posted on what I create . Good Bye for Now !
Hello ! Good Evening!
It’s still pretty cold out here in Swift Current, Saskatchewan , Canada . Today it is not as cold as it has been but it was – 25 Celsius , still too cold for the little ones to be outside . We have been keeping busy playing hide n seek ,dancing and musical pillows( our version of musical chairs). We also have been doing lots of crafting . We have been doing lots of valentine crafts . I have discovered that the little ones like making valentine cards. Here is one I’m going to share for #GetYourCraftOn. It’s a Facebook group with fellow crafters . </a
This card involves the little one favorite thing , Painting ! Two weeks ago I made some liquid water paints from dried out markers and they loved them . This card involves oil pastel and watercolour resist that the little ones discovered last week . They were excited to make the heart appear when you add the water-colour
We used watercolour paper and I cut the paper into quarters and folded them in half . The little ones wanted me draw their hearts on with white oil pastel ( the little ones are not able to do their own ). Now is the fun part the little ones started to paint and make their hearts appear.
As you can tell they enjoyed it . The picture above is of my little niece who will be two on Valentines Day! . She loved making the card but she was more interested in painting the scrap piece of paper under it ! The most important thing is that she was having fun. I hope to put more of the crafts we have been doing . This blog adventure has been a little challenge . I have been trying to figure out all terminology . I apologize for the lack of knowledge of setting is post up , but I’m trying 🙂
Till next time !:)