- White and black Craft paper (or ordinary paper would do)
- Paper plate
- Coloured texta’s
- Paddle pop stick
- Masking/Packing tape
- Begin by cutting a circle in the middle of the paper plate – large enough to see your child’s face.
- Using the white paper, cut out 2 ears and colour them in grey and pink then use the masking tape to attach to the back of the plate.
- Using the black paper cut out 6 long strips and gently curl the ends then attach with the glue.
- Attach the paddle pop stick using the masking tape.
- Bunny mask complete!
If you’re after an Easter Event to wear your homemade bunny mask to, here’s where to EXPLORE in Melbourne and beyond.
I had the pleasure of creating some Easter crafty tutorials for Kidspot recently. They are now up on the site and you can go and check them out if you like…
How to make an Easter eggshell vase …
- coloured paper or old wrapping paper or old cards (anything really)
- something to pierce little holes (baby hole punch or sharp knife)
- twine or jute string
4. Starting from the back, thread the twine in one hole and back through the other as this is how it will stay straight.
Last year, I discovered the art of candle making. Who knew it was so easy?! I am now addicted and looking for any container I can get my hands on to fill with melted wax and transform into a candle. Old jars, fancy tea cups and even eggshells. Nothing is safe from being filled with melted wax!
You will need:
- - eggshells
- - food dye
- - vinegar
- - paper towel
- - egg carton
- - soy candle wax
- - candle wick with metal tab
- - hot glue gun
- - wooden skewers
6. Cut a piece of wick to 10cm in length and thread it through your metal tab.
My eggshell candles are now sitting on my kitchen windowsill alongside my eggshell succulents, but they’d make a great outdoor table centrepiece on a summer evening and you could even add some insect repellent essential oils!
What would you make into a candle? What is your favourite candle scent?
- terrariums in a jar
- fairy gardens in a jar
- cookies in a jar gift
- soup in a jar gift
- make your own vanilla essence.
- grow your own alfalfa in a jar
- make your own mayonnaise
- make your own gentlemen’s relish
- make your own ‘find-it jar’
- bath salts in a jar gift
Usually when we eat boiled eggs for dinner (a regular easy meal at our house) the kids like to turn the egg over when they’ve finished and pretend there is a new egg to eat. The unsuspecting recipient then gets a bit of a surprise when the spoon goes right through an empty egg shell. They think it is hilarious and the joke somehow never fails to get old. However, this time I asked the kids to keep their shells intact as I had a different plan for the eggshells…
Have you ever planted anything in an eggshell?
*This post was originally published on Kidspot Village Voices on 6 October 2012.
This year, here in Victoria, Easter is at the end of the school holidays which gives us a good couple of weeks of school holiday time to get into some Easter themed crafting with the kids. For the next six weeks I’m going to be posting lots of Easter craft ideas. This might also include some re-posting of a few from the FGB archives for all of my lovely new followers who might have missed them. If you have a gorgeous Easter craft to share, I’d love to include some guest posts.
- egg shaped bird feeders
- easter bath bombs
- easter seed bomb
- super fun egg maracas
- recreate the christian easter story
- bakers twine covered eggs
- fabric decoupaged eggs
- egg shaped rice crispies
- glowsticks in eggs for nighttime egg hunt
- an easter egg lunch hunt
If you’re looking for more Easter craft ideas,
you might like to head to the FGB kids craft page.