What's an easy and fun Spring or Easter-themed craft?
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You could say we have a thing for trees in our house. For Valentine's Day we make a Heart Tree ( for example) and each Easter we make a Spring Tree. I love this project because it is one part kid craft project, one part home decor project for mom. Here's How:
You will need:
Small branches from a tree outside
Brightly colored tissue paper ( go wild this year with brightly colored neon)
White glue or (for mom only) hot glue
Step one: While mom crams the small branches into a vase or urn, have the kids crumple up small squares of tissue paper. Secure the branches if need be with newspaper crumpled up and pushed down into the base of the vase.
Step two: Glue the crumpled tissue paper all over the branches concentrating on where actual leaves and flowers would sprout.
Then PRESTO! You've just made a Spring Tree!
Wasn't that easy. You can make one for just about every season!
Create a nest with your kids "hatching" out of egg shells. First, clean and dry out some cracked egg shells, saving both sides of the eggs. Next, get a small head shot picture of your child and place it in the bottom part of the egg. Then gently place the top egg shell on the top half of the picture so it looks like your child is hatching from the egg. I placed the eggs into a Easter basket filled with Easter grass and placed it on our table for our decoration this year.
For full instructions go to my blog: www.taketenagain.blogspot.com
Go to the post from March 11, 2012.
Have fun and remember to "take ten" with your kids all the time!
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A super cute Easter bunny craft that you can play with too