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Plastic Egg Spin Art

I saw plastic egg spin art (or Easter egg spin art) on Pinterest and thought it would be fun for the girls and I to try. So... We got out our paints, plastic eggs, paper, a cookie sheet (to contain the eggs when they spin), and a paper plate to put the paint on... We dipped our eggs in the paint and attempted to spin them... As you'll see in the video below, our art did not turn out quite like the Pinterest photo shows. The final project looked more like marble painting then plastic egg painting. … [Read more...]

Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies

I've seen lots of variations of toilet paper roll bunnies.  Most involve keeping the toilet paper roll whole.  I had every intention of doing one of those type of bunnies with my girls until I started to make toilet paper roll flowers with them.  Huh?  What--you ask?  What do toilet paper roll flowers have to do with TP roll bunnies?  Nothing really, except that the cut up roll happened to sit on my table similar to what you see below and I thought to myself, "now this is a good bunny!" Here's what you'll need to make your own toilet paper roll bunnies like we did: Toilet paper rolls (duh!) Paint (optional) Glue 5 paper clips per TP roll Step 1)  Have your kids paint their toilet paper rolls.  This step is completely optional as the bunnies look just fine plain brown.  I painted my bunny white but my girls both insisted on painting theirs rainbow colors for spring. Step 2)  Let the toilet paper rolls dry. Step 3)  Cut the toilet paper roll in half. … [Read more...]

Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Easter was always a fun time for crafts for with family.  My mom always had fun stuff for my sister and me to do.  One of my favorite things was making paper mache Easter eggs.  This year I decided to make them with my girls.  Remember my paper mache maracas?  Well, this is not one of those posts.  These turned out absolutely adorable! My girls thought these were just as fun to make as I remember they were at that age.  In fact, I still think they are really fun to make! To make your own paper mache Easter eggs you'll need: Flour Water Newspaper Balloons Paint Anything you want to put inside Step 1)  Have your kids cut up newspaper into strips. Step 2)  While your kids are cutting up the newspaper, use a mixer to blend four and water.  Mix 3/4 cup flour to 1 cup water. Step 3) Cover your table with uncut newspaper to prevent the paste from getting all over. Step 4)  Dip a strip of newspaper in the paste and slide your fingers down to get rid of any … [Read more...]

Bunny Bunting Banner

Do you or your kids like Peeps? You know those marshmallows that are shaped into various animals covered in sugar. My kids LOVE them and I think they are pretty cute! I thought it might be fun to make a "Peep" shaped banner for our fireplace with my oldest son. Here is what you will need: a variety of colored paper marker scissors ribbon hot glue (or school glue) bunny shaped peeps (or a bunny print) I took one bunny-shaped Peep and traced it to make a pattern and then cut that pattern out so I could help my son trace the shapes onto the paper we selected. We traced the bunny onto several "spring" colored pieces of card stock paper. We traced about 12 of each color. After we cut them out we organized them into pretty little piles =)  (cause I'm crazy like that) We took a little brown marker to make the eyes and noses on each bunny and set them aside. I was planning on using a simple ribbon to attach them but I liked the idea of using ric rack to add a … [Read more...]