I’m sure you can tell by now that I like crafts. I enjoy the thrill of creating something and putting it on display. What you might not know is, I’m also a “practical” craft person and I want my creations to have a purpose. I also want my kids crafts to have a purpose. Not that I don’t
loath enjoy all the paper crap creations my kids bring home from school, but I would rather they put their creations on something useful. That said, here are 5 crafts that you can do at home, WITH your kids and have a useful product in the end. Oh yeah, and they make great gifts for grandparents. Enjoy! 🙂
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- Wooden Wreath
- Wide base ribbon
- Skinny accent ribbon
- Wooden Letter
- Wooden Eggs
- Craft Paint
1. Let the kids paint the wooden eggs using craft paint.
2. Wrap base color ribbon around the wreath, leaving extra at the top to tie a bow later.
3. Wrap accent ribbon around the wreath in the middle of the base color. Tie a knot at the top slightly in the back of the wreath.
4. Glue wooden letter onto wreath using craft glue or hot glue. (If using craft glue, put a book on top and let sit for several hours).
5. Glue wooden eggs to wreath using craft glue or hot glue. Try to tuck the eggs into a branch to help secure the eggs.
6. Tie a bow at the top and hang up to decorate.
Easter Hand Towels
- Pastel Colored Tea Towels
- Fabric Paint – white & pink
- Fabric Markers
1. Prewash towels and iron flat.
2. Paint child’s hand with white paint as shown below.
3. Stamp hand onto towel (you might have to do this twice to get enough paint onto the towel).
4. Using pink paint, use child’s finger to make a print for the bunny nose and finger stamp the bunny ears. Allow paint to dry completely.
5. Using a black fabric marker, draw whiskers, mouth and eyes onto the bunny.
6. Hang up for display or wrap it up to give as a gift (another idea shown below is to use footprints to make a cross).
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Permanent Markers
- Two glass vases – they must fit into each other with space in between for the eggs
1. Allow kids to decorate the plastic eggs with permanent markers.
2. Nestle the smaller vase into the larger vase.
3. Add the plastic eggs to the space between the two vases.
4. Once vase is filled with eggs, add water and flowers to the smaller vase. Voilla!
Other ideas: paint wooden eggs or use real dyed eggs on Easter day.
- Tissue Paper
- Contact Paper
- Construction Paper
1. Cut tissue paper into little squares.
2. Cut out design on construction paper.
3. Lay cut-out on Contact Paper with the sticky side facing up.
4. Allow kids to add tissue paper to the sticky area however they like.
5. Cover with Contact Paper.
6. Trim shape leaving a border of construction paper. Hang on window to decorate.
DIY Resurrection Eggs
Ok, so I didn’t make these yet, but you should try them!
What are resurection eggs? A dozen colorful Easter eggs containg simple objects that assist in teaching the story of Easter.
You can buy them for about $12 on amazon or christianbooks. Or you can make your own. Click Here to find out how.