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Watercolor Scribble Easter Eggs

Here is an easy and fun bit of process art that the kids will love for Easter.

My daughter loves to draw. She is learning and getting better every day. We found some wonderful art books for her at the library with great techniques and drawing exercises. One that we loved was Art for Kids: Drawing (affiliate link). It is a great book for kids and adults alike. One simple and fun technique that we found in the book is the inspiration for this Easter process art. These watercolor scribble Easter eggs are so easy and they are a joy to make.Watercolor scribble Easter eggs. A fun process art project for the kids. Arts and craft projects for the spring.

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Paper Mosaic Easter Eggs

These paper mosaic Easter eggs are cute and easy to make and great for practicing scissors skills.

My daughter loves to cut. It is a very normal occurrence to see her sitting at her craft table cutting construction paper into little pieces. I have bowls of cut paper all over the house. This is one of the reasons that we love to make paper mosaics. Easter is only a few weeks away. If you are looking for a simple craft for Easter for the kids, these mosaic Easter eggs are perfect.Construction paper Mosaic Easter Eggs - spring and Easter arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids.

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Leaf Bunny Nature Craft

This adorable leaf bunny nature craft is perfect for the springtime and Easter.

We have a rhododendron bush in our front yard. I love the leaves from that bush and pick them off often to use for arts and crafts projects with my daughter. The last time we worked with them, my brother-in-law stopped over and suggested that we could make Easter bunnies with them because the leaves looked like bunny ears. Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that? Either way, I used his great idea and made this adorable leaf bunny.

Leaf Easter Bunny Craft. Easy spring nature arts & crafts for kids

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Plastic Easter Egg Cars

A great way to use up those left over- make Easter Plastic Egg Cars - the kids will love these

Easter will be here & then over before we know it. Many homes will be dealing with the aftermath of Easter grass, jelly beans & all of those left-over plastic Easter eggs. I for one love those left-over plastic eggs because there are so many fun things that you can do with them.

Check out a few other ideas:

Plastic Egg Floating Fish

Teletubbies Weeble Wobbles

Plastic Egg Daddy Long Legs

A great way to use up those left over- make Easter Plastic Egg Cars - the kids will love these

We decided to make little egg cars. Here is how.

What you will need:

Extra large plastic eggs

Toothpicks

Buttons

Sharpie

Glue gun (As always use caution with a glue gun.)

Optional: small beads or Ditalini pasta pieces

Directions:

Draw a simple car design on the egg with a Sharpie.

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You can do this next step in a few different ways.

  1. Use a hot glue gun to glue 2 small beads to each end of a toothpick or (in our case we used painted Ditalini pasta because we use them as beads often). Make sure to leave room to slide the button on.                                              OR
  2.  You can just use a dab of glue, instead of a bead, on either end. This will keep the button from sliding around.

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Slide in a button on each side & put a dab of hot glue on the end to keep the button from sliding off. Do not glue the button though, let it spin loose. Repeat with another toothpick.

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Glue both sets of button wheels to the bottom of the plastic egg. Let the glue dry.

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My daughter could not wait to get her hands on these.

She quickly started cutting up paper to make roads & I jumped in to help. We used chalk to draw the street lines.

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We glued paper down for the grass around the roads too.

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My daughter wanted to have races with our cars.

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For some reason, she always won & she waved her victory flag every time.

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Our little egg mobiles turned into a fun project day as she wanted to add in houses & schools and make a whole city to go with our cars.

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Changer

Paper plate Easter Egg kid's craft - spin the plates to change your designs,

My daughter is getting into the Easter spirit. We made some Easter printables a couple of weeks ago & she loved coloring & painting them, especially the eggs. She has been drawing up a storm lately & her main subject has been Easter eggs.

I thought that we could keep the egg theme going with this cute paper plate craft.

Paper plate Easter Egg kid's craft - spin the plates to change your designs,

All you will need is 2 paper plates, paints, crayons or markers & a split pin.

Draw & cut a couple of egg shapes out of one of the paper plates.

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Draw or paint an Easter message or design on the front of that plate.

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You can do the next part one of two ways.

  1. You can paint or color on the back of the 2nd paper plate with random designs.

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Spinner & Changer - fun craft for kids

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2. You can use a split pin to join the other paper plate to the back of the first & decorate the eggs through the egg-shaped opening in different positions.

My daughter opted for the second option.

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She did a great job & was very excited to show me her beautiful eggs.

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If you liked this Easter craft, take a look at some of our others.

Dixie Cup Mini Easter Baskets

Paper Plate Easter Bonnets

Craft Stick Easter Baskets

Pasta Shell Bunnies

Sew & Weave Easter Bonnets

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Craft Stick Easter Basket

Why buy an Easter basket? If you have craft sticks and a glue gun, you can make your own craft stick Easter basket.

My daughter must be getting just as excited for the spring as I am. She has been laying out picnics on our living room floor for the past couple of weeks. I was impressed when she made herself a picnic basket out of a tissue box and pipe cleaners to carrying her food in. I was very proud of her for being so inventive.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

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Seeing her clever tissue box project inspired another basket creation. This is sweet basket craft for a spring picnic or for Easter.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

What you will need:

Jumbo craft sticks

Hot glue gun

Ribbon

Optional: buttons, foam & pipe cleaners

Directions:

Lay 5 Popsicle sticks down.

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Lay 5 more Popsicle sticks perpendicular over the top of the other 5.

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Build 3 more exactly like this. Use the the original to line up the sticks so that all sides are identical.

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Construct the bottom by gluing 8 sticks together side by side. Glue two sticks on the two perpendicular edges like shown.

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Glue your pre-formed sides to each side. Make sure to glue at the corners as well.

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Use ribbon to weave in & out of the square openings formed by the sticks. Glue the ends in place.

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Glue 3 sticks together to form your handle. Add flowers or another design of your choosing to add a finishing touch to your basket.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

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Warhol Inspired Easter Art

Andy Warhol Inspired Easter arts & crafts projects for kids with free printables for coloring or painting

A funny thing happened at my daughter’s preschool last week. One of the teachers mentioned to me that my daughter talks to her about all of the crafts that we do at home. She said to me in a very puzzled voice that my daughter was telling her about Kandinsky. This made me smile. I gave her a little lesson on Kandinsky last month and then did an art project with her inspired by his works. She remembered it well and when she sees circles now, she observes that they look like a Kandinsky. We did the same with Jackson Pollock last month & this weekend we learned about one of my personal favorites, Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol Inspired Easter arts & crafts projects for kids with free printables for coloring or painting .

Here is me and my buddy Andy at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York.

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As usual, I explained to her a little about Mr. Warhol’s work and showed her some of his famous works. With Easter coming I used his inspiration to make a couple of printable sheets for painting or coloring.

Easter Egg Printable                                    Easter Bunny Printable

Easter Egg Printable Easter Bunny PrintableEaster Bunny Printable

I showed my daughter how bright and colorful his art was & that each section was painted in different colors. She was excited to dive in.

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She did a fantastic job and was very excited about how bright & pretty it came out.

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Andy Warhol Inspired Easter arts & crafts projects for kids with free printables for coloring or painting.

Paper Bag & Washi Tape Easter Basket

Paper Bag & Washi Tape Easter Basket
Paper Bag & Washi Tape Easter Egg Craft For Kids

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My daughter loves to play with tape. We have many decorative rolls of masking tape & washi tape and Mai loves to get her hands on them.

Unfortunately, she likes to tape it to our walls. We needed to find a fun project for her so that she could use that tape in a better place. Easter is on its way & we decided to make some cute little Easter baskets. Our tape would be perfect for creating the weaving pattern.

What you will need:

Brown paper lunch bag

Washi tape or decorative tape

Pipe cleaners

Directions:

Roll the top of a brown paper bag down.

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Tear off a bunch of pieces of tape to make it easier to grab.

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Take the pieces of tape & press them onto the bag in a diagonal criss-cross pattern.

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Twist a few pipe cleaners together to form your handle.

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Staple the pipe cleaners to the paper bag.

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We stuffed our baskets with Easter grass & then stuffed a few Easter eggs with jelly beans to go into them.

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My daughter was very proud of her Easter basket & was pretty excited about the jelly beans too.

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Paper Bag & Washi Tape Kid's Easter Basket Craft

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bunnies & Sunday’s Best Link Up # 13

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod Easter Bunnies

 

I took a poll on my Facebook page yesterday. I was curious about what people preferred, sweet or salty. My husband is salty & I am definitely sweet, but the truth is I love the two mixed together the best. One of my weaknesses is for chocolate covered pretzels.

With only one week left before Easter, I have a few more days of Easter inspired fun. Tonight we made some sweet & salty Easter treats in the form of our favorite Easter pal.

 

Melt white chocolate in the microwave. Put the chocolate in a microwave safe dish & heat for a minute. Check it & microwave in 30 second intervals, checking to see if it is melted before each interval. Be careful not to burn.

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When the chips are soft & shiny stir with a spoon.

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Dip pretzel dipper sized rods into the melted chocolate & lay out on wax paper. Lay two dipped pretzels side by side to form a V shape.

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With a spoon, spoon out a dollop of chocolate over the bottom in the shape of a circle. Be careful to not dribble chocolate over the top. It works best when the chocolate is smooth. Use a rubber spatula to smooth out any rough edges while chocolate is still hot.

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Melt pink chocolate or in a pinch use white chocolate with just a touch of food coloring gel. Using a toothpick draw a line for the inside of the ears & add a dot for the nose.

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Melt a small dish of milk or dark chocolate & add in eyes, mouth & whiskers. Let your chocolate cool & remove from the wax paper. If you have any imperfections, which I had a plenty, scrape the hardened chocolate with a knife to smooth out.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod Easter Bunnies

Now let’s hop on over to our main event. Welcome to week 13 of our Sunday’s Best Link-Up.

 
 
Welcome to Week 13 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This is the last week for our Spring Forward theme. We will be starting our April Showers theme next week. We will be looking for indoor activities, recipes, crafts, gardening and blogging tips for those rainy days.  
 
 
 

This week we’re celebrating the thaw across the country, so linkup Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, Easter tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have SEO, blogging, and parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on life.  Your linkups and giveaways are welcome too. Anything goes here, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

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The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

 

Kim U. selected Moss Covered Bunny from Pinterventures 


Sunday's Best Linkup, featured bloggers




I selected Pastel Deviled Eggs from Intelligent Domestications






Kim M. choose Keeping Up With the Joneses from Sequins In The South

All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love.