Some fantabulous bloggers have gone together to do a Fantabulous Easter Favorites Linky Party!
The hosts of this blog hop have their posts linked up to the beginning of the linky at the bottom of this post. You can link up your own Easter posts below, and we will pin many of them to our Pintabulous Mom’s Easter Favorites Pinterest Board.
I wanted to do a couple of nostalgic Easter crafts with the kids with items that I already had on had. Neither craft was very hard, but they took some patience. I discovered a couple of my children lack patience.
Egg Shell Easter Craft
This is a perfect craft for after you color Easter eggs. The children had a blast coloring eggs, and we used the old school method of using 1/2 cup cold water, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, enough food coloring to make the color of the water bright. Then the kids left the eggs in the water until the eggs were very bright. Personally, I think this way worked better than many kits.
You can see how the orange egg is speckled. We made yellow eggs and then put some red food coloring in the yellow cup, and we probably didn’t stir very well. We loved the speckles though!
Now to do our craft!
- After the eggs are dry, peel the eggs. Try to make sure that none of the egg sticks to the peel, It’s okay if the egg peel is in little pieces.
- Print out the egg or cross below or use a different picture on cardstock. You will not want to use thin paper.
- Cut out the egg/cross and put it on a layer of newspaper.
- Mix Elmer’s glue with some water (about half and half.)
- The kids used paintbrushes to apply the glue to the cross and egg.
- Then put egg shells on the cross/egg. They will have to push the egg shell down on the glue.
- When it was all done, I transferred their project to wax paper.
- I would sometimes push down an egg shell that seemed to want to pop up, and after it had dried a little, I put something heavy on a couple of them.
Tissue Paper Easter Craft
I remember doing this as a child, but my kids lost patience with this very early. Maybe do this with 5th or 6th graders as it takes time and patience.
- Have squares of different colored tissue papers pre-cut. I did about 1″ squares.
- Print the cross/egg printable on cardstock paper. Cut it out and put on newspaper.
- Use the same glue from above.
- Put the eraser part of a pencil right in the middle of a tissue paper square. Wrap the tissue paper around the pencil tightly.
- Dip the end of the pencil that has the tissue paper on it in glue mixture that was made above or you paint a layer of glue on your shape.
- Stick the tissue paper on your shape and remove the pencil.
- Continue to do until the entire shape has been covered.
Use the following printables for your crafts:
You can go to the following blogs to see more Easter posts:
- Creative K Kids — Two Easter Crafts for Kids with Free Printable
- KidPep — DIY Mini Easter Baskets
- My Life Abundant — Easter Name Placecards
- Tags Thoughts — Jelly Bean Double Vase Easter Centerpiece
You can also follow our Pintabulous Mom’s Easter Board HERE to see all the posts that are linked up below plus some other great St. Patrick’s Day posts that we find!
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