Spring/Easter Crafts For Kids

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My four little bee’s have been busy crafting away lately. The ground is still snow covered here and with each passing day the cabin fever only seems to worsen. Crafting has been one way to combat  some of our cabin fever. After all what kid doesn’t like paint; and, what parent doesn’t love those little stamped hands, and feet?

We made several spring cards to pass out to neighbors and friends. Once the weather breaks we will likely run from house to house out of shear joy. Yes, winter has been that long.

Card 1: Supplies needed 1 sheet of blue paper, white washable paint, pink washable paint, paint brush, wiggle eyes, glue, and permanent marker. Fold the blue paper in half, paint your child’s hand minus the thumb, and place the painted hand strategically on the paper. Let the white paint dry a bit before painting the inner most part of the bunny ear and nose. Place wiggle eyes, draw whiskers, and put a special message. “Some Bunny Loves You” ! I recommend making several cards to keep on hand for all of those “just because” moments.

Card #2: Supplies needed 1 sheet of greet paper, white card stock paper, green washable paint, orange washable paint, black permanent marker. Fold the green paper in half to form the card. Stamp your child’s foot on the white card stock paper. Let it dry. Free hand the carrot greens (I also tried stamping a few fingers to get the same affect) once dry cut carefully around the outer edge of the carrot foot. Glue onto the green “card” and write a special message.

Paper Plate Bunny: Supplies needed   2 paper plates, cotton balls or quilter batting, 2 sheets of card stock paper, pint washable paint, 1 pipe cleaner cut into 4 pieces, wiggle eyes, glue, and hot glue gun, stapler.  

First, paint your child’s hands and feet press down on white card stock paper. Set aside and let dry. Next, rub glue on both paper plates, cover completely with “fluff” of choice. Once hands and feet are dry cut along the outside edge forming the ears and feet of your future “Paper Plate Bunny”. After the plates are dry staple the two together forming a body and head, staple the ears and feet on. Hot glue gun the bunny’s nose and eyes. I then proceeded to staple all of my kids bunny’s onto a piece of thin crochet yarn to make a super cute banner which is displayed in our dining room. 
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