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Cup Case Daffodil Candy Cups
Mar 31st, 2015 by Craftylocks

 

What a fun way to combine craft with a pretty setting for serving some treats.

I found this at Daffodil Candy Cups on Martha Stewarts site, and she also has a handy daffodil template. I thought this was perfect for those pretty little Easter Eggs.

You can use desorated papers to cut out the daffodil shapes, but this is perfect for children of all ages to decorate the daffodil shapes. If you wanted, you could not tell them what the plan is for the flower shapes and have a very cool surprise for them at the table on Easter day!

Sit or glue mini cup cake cases on the cut out daffodil shapes.

Fill with treats!

I had a bit of a problem initially, I could not fit all the pretty eggs in the cup cases, but the children helped me work out a solution – we ate them!!

 

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Chicken Easter Egg Cup
Mar 29th, 2015 by Craftylocks

This is one of those paper crafts for children that let them do whatever they like with the decorating and no matter what it looks like, it will still make a cool Easter egg cup

Start with a chicken shape that has a square or rectangle for the body with the top and bottom sides measuring about 7 am long for a chicken egg. You need the straight bits to make a flat base so it stands, and it bends around the egg at the top. Trial some scrap bits of paper around your egg to work out how long that section needs to be. Cut two of the shape out – I just folded a piece of paper over and cut them both out at the same time.

On my cut out chicken shapes you can see where I ruled two lines. I folded my chickens along these lines and then glued them together up to these line – leaving the middle section not glued.

The chicken can be decorated before or after it is glued together. If the children are decorating it before it is glued together, to help make sure they colour the correct sides, the mirror images, draw the eye on both shapes.

Decorate with pens, crayons, paint, feathers, glitter, collage, egg shells …

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Envelope Corner Bookmarks
Mar 26th, 2015 by Craftylocks

Such a simple paper craft that children can do to make a useful little present AND recycle at the same time.

We had so much fun making fancy shaped Bookmarks from Envelope corners, and Shamrock Bookmarks that I had a search on the internet for some other envelope corner bookmarks and only then realised that we had made it all much harder than we needed! I still love the shaped ones we made, but it can be so much easier! For these ones we just cut the corners off the envelopes and drew on them or glued paper on them – and our bookmarks are ready to use!

Of course I just might need to buy more books now for all the bookmarks!

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Thumbprint Easter Egg Card
Mar 24th, 2015 by Craftylocks

 

Once you start thumbprinting some Easter eggs, it is hard to stop!

We made some Thumbprint Easter Eggs yesterday and it was so much fun that I made a basket just right for some more.

You can copy or print out this Easter basket onto a card, or just to make a picture.

Use an inkpad or two inkpads if you have them, to make lots of egg shapes.

I did think after I started that you it would have been a good idea to mask the top of the basket so the thumbprints did not go on the basket, but I found another solution.

Use a pen to add some decorations.

Then colour in the basket and you have a very personal Easter card!

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Thumbprint Easter Eggs
Mar 22nd, 2015 by Craftylocks

An easy and fun way to make some Easter themed artwork.

Using inkpads, make lots of thumbprints.

Of course they are an instant egg shape! Just add circles, stripes, stars and some spring flowers to decorate them.

These are fun in themselves, and completely chocolate free!! While you wait for the real ones, these can also be used to decorate an Easter card.

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Watermelon Card
Mar 15th, 2015 by Craftylocks

 
I love it when for no particular reason, one of the children make up their own paper craft.

I don’t know if she saw an idea for this somewhere else, but on one of the many occassions we had some paper and glue out, the youngest crafter in the family glued together layers of red and greens paper to create a watermelon card with three pages instead of the usual two. I did not get step by step photos so hopefully the ones below give enough information if you also want to make one.

I suggested that we could use it for a birthday invitation, but she did not think that was the theme suited a party invite. Her comment … “What, ‘come to my party, there’s going to be heaps of fruit’! “

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