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Pasta Shell Easter Bunny Craft

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The best thing about doing arts & crafts with my daughter is the time that we get to spend together. My daughter says to me all the time. “Mama, I have fun with you. I like making projects with you.” This melts my heart. I love doing crafts with her as well. She is becoming so creative & is learning so much from our craft time together. When I told her today that we were going to make bunnies out of pasta shells, she cheered loudly & pulled her safety stool right up to our work space. So began this evening’s craft.

Pasta Shell Easter Bunny Craft

 

What you will need:

Jumbo pasta shells (3 for each bunny made)

Spaghetti (just one strand)

Paint

Hot glue

 

Directions:

Paint the inside of the shells in pink. These shells will be the ears.

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Paint the outside of the shell in the color that you choose for your bunny’s ears. I chose gray, Mai wanted purple ears.

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Paint a shell for the head.

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Paint a strand of spaghetti in black. Let it all dry.

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Paint a nose in the middle of the face.

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Add in the eyes & mouth.

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Break the spaghetti into small pieces for the whiskers & glue on to the face.

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Glue the ears into place from the back using a hot glue gun. Use a generous amount of glue to secure.  (Sorry kids, hot glue is only for us grown-ups)

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Hatching Chick Craft

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Hatching chick Egg carton kid's craft for Easter

 

Egg cartons have become my new favorite craft material. We eat a lot of eggs, so we always have them in abundance. There are so many fun & simple things that you can do with them.  I like to pre-cut them & keep on hand for when we are ready to use them. Mai was playing with them and made a monster face with a couple of them. “Rrrrwwwarrr” “Let’s make monsters mommy.” She is going through a monster phase right now. How about we make something less scary? Since Easter is upon us, we changed the monsters into little hatching chicks.

Cut up your egg cartons. Like I said, I have a lot of them.

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For this craft you will need two individual sections for each egg that you will be making. One side of the piece will be solid. On the opposite end, it will be more jagged. On the jagged end, cut out an upside down V to form the look of a crack. Do this to both pieces.

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Paint both sections in pastel colors.

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Let dry.

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Form your chick with yellow pom poms, googly eyes & a small piece of pipe cleaner glued into place for the beak. IMG_9717

Place a chick in the bottom half of your egg.

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Glue the top half on to form your hatching Easter egg. Peep,peep, peep. This is a cute and simple craft for kids of all ages.

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Paper Bowl & Plate Easter Bonnets

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Once a month at work, we have a pizza party to celebrate all the company birthdays for the month. They bring in a variety of different flavored party pizzas, salad and cakes & cookies. I love this about my job. On this same day, there is always a theme. This past week the theme was crazy hats. I have a large floppy sun hat that I wanted to dress up a bit to give it a little more of a Derby look. I asked my mother-in-law if she had any old ribbon that I could borrow to jazz up my hat. Did she ever? She brought me over two full bags of ribbon. I not only found exactly what I was looking for, I found an inspiration. With all of the beautiful pastel lace ribbon & with the day of the hats, it brought to mind Easter bonnets. As a child I always wore an Easter bonnet on Easter. I love hats, always have & now my daughter is following in my footsteps. Tonight’s fun mommy & daughter project…yup, you guessed it, it is Easter bonnets.

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Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

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Rice Krispie Treat Easter Eggs with peepsThere is a sweet commercial on TV which features a mother & a daughter making Rice Krispies treats eggs together. Not only does watching this make me want to spend quality mommy & daughter time with my little girl, it makes me really want to make these eggs. This looked like such a cute idea, I had to try it, but nothing is quite as easy as it seems.

Ingredients:

5 cups of Rice Krispies

1/4 cup of butter

40 large marshmallows

Food Coloring (optional)

Marshmallow peeps

Plastic Easter eggs

Directions:

In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat.  Add marshmallow to melted butter. Cook until marshmallow is melted, stirring occasionally. Once marshmallow is melted & smooth, add the Rice Krispies slowly & stir until evenly coated. Add food coloring if colored eggs are desired. For a more speckled look add food coloring & toss, do not stir.

Clean & dry the plastic eggs & spray the insides with cooking spray. Wet your hands.  **This  is very important to do between eggs or your hands will stick to the mixture.**Press Krispies inside the eggs, press in the middle to create the hollow for the egg. Repeat this until you have used all of your mixture. Remove your formed treat from the egg. Use a knife if you have a difficult time removing any. Place a Peep inside of one half of your egg & place the other half on top. Cut the Peep on the bottom if it is too large.

These were a little more of a pain than I anticipated. Again be sure to wet your hands frequently. It is not easy to mold when hands are dry. It is a little time consuming & messy but it in the end it does make a cute Easter snack.

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Footprint Easter Bunny Craft

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Foot print Easter Bunny craft I just never get sick of my daughter’s cute little piggies. There is just something so cute about baby feet. With time racing by, she is quickly becoming less of a baby & more of a little girl. Mommy needs to preserve all these baby moments while I can. With Easter nearing, I thought it time for our first Easter craft.

What you will need:

Poster board

Plain white paper

Paint

Paint brush

Markers

Cotton Balls

Glue

Paper plate

Directions:

Spread paint on a paper plate.

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Dip your child’s feet in the paint.

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Press the paint covered foot on a piece of paper. Repeat with the other foot & let dry. Cut out the feet prints.

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Sketch out your bunny around the baby’s feet, using the feet as bunny feet

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Draw some egg shapes on a piece of paper & have your child paint on it.

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Cut out the eggs & set aside.

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Glue the eggs to the chest where the hands would be holding them.

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Cut out two oval shapes as hands & glue them down over the eggs to make it appear as if they are holding them. Draw lines on the paws.

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Paint/color your bunny’s ears, eyes, nose & tummy. Outline the mouth & whiskers.

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Squeeze glue on to the parts that you want fluffy, like the bunny ears.

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Spread cotton balls out across the glue.

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My daughter loves gluing. This is a part that you can do together.

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We chose to cut our bunny shape out & hang it on the refrigerator with magnets.

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We also made a smaller one with floppy ears. This looks a little more like a floppy earred dog than a bunny, but I still think it came out pretty cute.

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My daughter got a real kick out of making the paint foot prints. We made several set of foot prints because she thought it was so funny. We hung our craft on the refrigerator. Before bed this evening Mai ran up to it & said “Goodnight Bunny”. She is so cute.