Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Crafts - Decorative Eggs

Well we're almost in the middle of the Big Week!  It is Big Tuesday today and I'd like to share another fun Easter Craft you can do with your child. 

Easter crafts decorative egg

What you'll need:
Two polystyrene eggs
Red & Blue Paint
Two wooden skewers
Plastic beads
Plastic confetti
Ribbon
Glue

As an alternative you could also do this craft on your own and make it much more stylish with smaller beads, using just one or two bead colors & muted egg colors.  You could also posh it up a little by using ceramic eggs and acrylic paint.

Instructions:
  • Stick your eggs on a skewer and anchor them.
  • Get your child to paint one red and one blue.  The yellow one shown on the picture is for The Little Chick craft I posted about earlier.
  • You will need to do this a day in advance because the eggs should be completely dry for the next step.
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  • Make a hole through your egg and thread the ribbon.  I used the skewer to make the hole and then I also used it to push the ribbon through.  Do that with both edges of your ribbon so that you get a loop.  Don't worry if the egg is not perfectly painted.  You will be able to cover all the imperfections with the beads.
Easter crafts decorative egg
  • Once you've threaded the egg, thread two beads one on each end including both ends of the ribbon. Tie a knot on each side.  You'll end up with an egg which you can hang.
Easter crafts decorative egg

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  • Pick the beads and confetti you'd like to add to your eggs.
Easter crafts decorative egg confetti
  • Place small amount of glue sporadically around the egg and let your child glue decorations of her choice.
Easter crafts decorative egg gluing beads

And there you go! A perfectly simple Easter Craft.  It makes a great gift and keepsake.  You can bring it out every year for Easter and have a great memento :)

Easter crafts decorative egg

Enjoy!

  
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12 comments:

  1. Hello, I'm stopping by from the blog hop:) This is a great blog! I will follow!
    Have a great day!
    Dimitra from greenceramictablelamp.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! You are giving Martha Stewart a run for her money!! Great site ... u are much braver than I mixing 3 year old & paint. :) The projects are super cute though ... I love how the chick turned out! New follower from the blog hop. Stop by and say hi anytime at http://www.southernMOMentum.com ... we are a collaboration of GenXer moms from all over the map, just ridin' the momentum of motherhood! :)
    Stephanie

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  3. Wow, what a cute, simple idea! I love it! I'm stopping by from Frugal Friends Tuesday blog hop. :-)

    http://www.betteronabudget.com

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  4. Hey there! Saying hi from Hop A little Tuesday! Easter crafts are fun in my house! Adding this to our portfolio! Come say hi when you can!
    Miriam
    http://productjunkiemama.blogspot.com

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  5. Very cute!! Thanks for posting!

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  6. This looks like a fun craft to do with my girls :)
    Following from the hop :) Looking forward to reading more of yourn blog!!
    Trisha
    www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh these are super cute! My kids would love them. I'm going to have to give them a try. I'm a new follower through the blog hop :)

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  8. I love your ideas! I am a new follower from the blog hop!

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  9. My first Blog Hop. So glad I tried it. Love your site.
    Caroline
    www.Beauty-Full.net

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  10. so very clever...I have a 3 year old that would find this quite fun.

    I just became your newest follower and would love it if you would do the same.

    xo
    tina
    embellishments by tina

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  11. I am stopping by and following from the blog hops today! I love your blog. Emma is a cutie!!!

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  12. I am following through Follow Me Back Tuesday. You can follow me back here, thanks in advance!

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