Boy do I have a CUTE craft to share with you today. Seriously, I have been SO excited to share this project! If you have been following along with my blog for long, you may have noticed I love small crafts, involving my boys, and decorating for holidays. My boys and I had a ball creating these little Easter Egg Friends… Aren’t they so cute!? I’m so excited with how they turned out…The boys are pretty proud too and didn’t even want to eat them!
I know you will all want to make your own, especially when you see how easy they are to make.
We started by dying hard cooked eggs. (I say “we” loosely because my 7 year old did this ALL BY HIMSELF.) Of course, we used brown farm eggs from our own chickens…I really do think brown eggs make the most beautiful dyed eggs. I let my oldest, August, choose what PAAS Egg dying kit he wanted to use and he chose the cups. He looked at the photo on the back of the box and followed the pictorial directions. I was just there to assist…Actually, he pushed me out of the way and told me to just watch and take pictures. Okay!
He realized that the longer he left the egg in the dye, the deeper the color…Pretty cool! He also loved that the wax patterns showed through the dye. So, not only was he having fun- he was learning too! As beautiful as the eggs were all by themselves, I wanted to use a few of them to create a fun craft. I prepped all of the supplies for the boys and let them each choose an Easter Friend to create: A Chick, Bunny, and Carrot. I know a carrot is not really a friend, but I thought it would be cute…
Cut each toilet paper tube in half, then cover it in a 6 x 2 in piece of patterned paper. Great use of scraps! Tip: use a clothespin to hold the edge of paper to the toilet paper tube until it dried. Next, cut a 1.5 x 6 inch strip of a coordinating paper. Cut one side to give it a fringe effect. Glue into the top of the toilet paper tube. See the little treats in the tube? I stuck a small cupcake liner into the tube and filled it with treats! A Yummy Surprise!
For the Carrot: Glue googly eyes and crimped paper strips on the top.
For the Chick: Glue googly eyes and a beak.
For the Bunny: Glue googly eyes, a mini pom pom nose, and little floppy ears.
I know they are darling just. like. this. BUT…wouldn’t they be even cuter set at a table for children? Of course! Kids will feel super special when they see not only these little friends, but a table setting just for them.
It doesn’t have to be super fancy to make kids feel special. Just look at how quickly these coordinated place setting came together. All I did was raid my stash of paper products and looked around my house for items that would be cute.
For the charger, I cut a scalloped circle from a piece of black cardstock using my Cricut. I have a huge collection of antique white dishes, so I pulled out a small plate. A paper napkin and paper straw to coordinate with the color of the Easter Egg Friend, burlap runner, small mason jar as a drinking glass, and a small accessory. Simple, but special!
Want to see more darling projects created with the PAAS Easter Egg dying kits? (Of course you do!)
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