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Easter Craft Ideas

Mar 09, 2016

Easter is here yet again, which means you have a long weekend of bunnies, chocolate and free time ahead of you. We’ve rounded up some craft ideas that will put a spring in your step! Check them out!

Easter craftsEaster crafts

Marbled Easter Eggs

Decorating eggs is the traditional Easter craft, but marbling your eggs puts a unique twist on this old classic. Here’s a simple, effective way to dye your own eggs using everyday household items!

You Will Need:

  • Clean, fresh (unboiled) white eggs
  • Plenty of onion skins from regular yellow onions (If you don’t have any in the kitchen, ask your local produce store for some.)
  • Old pantyhose
  • A large saucepan

Instructions:

  1. Bring enough water to cover the eggs with at least an inch of water to the boil in a large saucepan (always ask your ‘rents before using the stove).
  2. Wrap the eggs in the onion skins and slip the egg into the pantyhose and tie it firmly. You can use an elastic band or twist-tie if you’d like.
  3. Gently lower the eggs into the boiling water and boil for about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggs from the water and cool them in a bowl of ice water for about five minutes to stop the cooking process.
  5. Remove the eggs from the pantyhose and – voila – you have marbled eggs!

Golden marbled eggsGolden marbled eggs

Shoebox Basket

Make your own Easter basket to showcase the eggs you’ve decorated – or use it to store your hoard of Easter candy!

You Will Need:

  • Two different colored shoeboxes
  • A craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the long side of one the shoebox lids to make the basket handle. The double-thick part where the lid folds is the most durable.
  2. Use the knife (it’s sharp, so get help from mom or dad) to cut three rows of vertical slits along the two long sides (leave the short sides) of the box. Space the vertical slits evenly – with about an inch and a half between each slit.
  3. Cut strips from the shoebox lid that will be thin enough to weave through the slits you just cut on the box. Use contrasting colored shoeboxes for the basket and the weaving strips.
  4. Weave the strips through the box and affix the ends with staples.
  5. Staple the handle to the top of the box.

Chocolate Easter bunny and candyChocolate Easter bunny and candy

*Hint* - You can spruce up your basket by cutting out all the pieces and then painting them and allowing them to dry before assembling the basket.

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