Well, luckily for this craft you don’t have solve that problem; you just have to make a fun decoration for Easter!
Last year for an Easter craft – the kidlets and I dyed eggs using onion skins and used tiny botanicasl to decorate them with for a natural, eco-friendly holiday (click here to see that craft).
The year before that we made a wacky looking Easter bunny and chick garland (click here to see that one). So this year I wanted to find something fun and easy for the kidlets to make to add to our growing collection of handmade Easter decorations.
While walking the seasonal/holiday aisle of my local Michaels, I saw some plastic egg/oval ornaments, tiny Chenille chicks, Easter ribbon and this craft just came to mind. The materials weren’t expensive, in fact, all the holiday items were on sale and I also did a quick search on my smartphone and found a Michaels coupon online for extra savings.
So here it is, my Which Came First, The Chicken or the Easter Egg Kid Craft:
1 container (6 pieces) of clear plastic egg/oval ornaments
1 piece of green construction paper
1 package of miniature Chenille baby chicks
1 package decorative pastel colored Styrofoam mini Easter eggs
Assorted pastel colored plastic beads
Assorted pastel colored embroidery floss skeins/
1 package Easter ribbon
1 – Take the green construction paper and cut it into thin strips and crinkle paper. You could also do what I did and run it thru a paper shredder. It cut and crinkled the paper into the perfect size and shape in less than 10 seconds. If you don’t want to do the paper cutting route, you could also use iridescent green Easter basket grass that you can find at any store now.
2 – Remove top cap to clear plastic egg/oval ornament.
3 – Using the crinkled green paper strips, fill clear plastic egg ornaments – about ¼ of the way up.
4 – Take a decorative pastel color Styrofoam mini-Easter egg and a miniature Chenille baby chick and place both in egg on top of grass.
5 – Add a few assorted pastel colored plastic beads.
6 – Replace top cap onto filled clear plastic egg/oval ornament.
7 – Use assorted pastel colored embroidery floss skeins and make six braids to 24” in length.
8 – Tie braided floss skeins to top cap of filled clear plastic egg/oval ornament.
9 – Cut a piece of Easter ribbon and knot over braided floss skeins
10 – Hang filled Easter egg/oval ornaments in a row/together, varying braided floss lengths.
Here’s what they look like hanging in our dining room window.
Cute, easy and inexpensive to do and decorate for Easter in no time at all (it took about a 1/2 hour in total to do)!
Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your favorite kind of craft to do – either with or without kids?
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